Each year the Canadian government gathers crime statistics from across the country and publishes a report.
As you can see from the table below, the conviction of “theft under $5000” is the most common conviction in Canada with over 474,000 police reported crimes.
Mischief is another common conviction with over 264,000 police reported crimes.
Impaired Driving, DUI, and other criminal code traffic violations account for over 125,00 police reported crimes.
Yes, overall crime numbers are down from the previous year but in total there was almost 1,800,000 police reported crimes across the country in 2014.
Ontario and BC have the highest numbers of crime from a provincial perspective. The highest rate of crime as a percentage of the population apart from Yukon and NWT, is Saskatchewan.
If you have been fingerprinted by the police, even if the charges were later dismissed, withdrawn, peace bond, stayed, or discharged, its important to obtain a record suspension, pardon or file destruction so that your name will not show up in a criminal background check.