Patterns of Crime in Canadian Cities :  A Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Appendix 6. Mean Crime Rates by City Size (per 100,000 population)

Offence Category Large City (>100K) Medium City (50K-100K) Small City (10K-50K) Town (<10K)
Homicide 1.9 1.5 1.3 0.8
Sexual assault I 68 67 89 142
Major sexual assault 2 2 3 4
Other sexual offences 9 15 15 20
Non-sexual assault I 550 620 713 1,100
Major non-sexual assault 140 109 112 171
Other non-sexual assault 29 40 51 120
Robbery 113 75 46 20
Abduction & kidnapping 9 6 7 6
Break & enter 1,162 1,099 1,017 1,033
Theft motor vehicle 659 537 386 327
Theft over $5000 63 59 71 122
Theft $5000 & under 2,698 2,646 2,347 2,260
Possession of stolen goods 96 111 100 104
Fraud & counterfeiting 440 520 451 755
Arson 42 47 52 41
Vandalism 1,047 1,149 1,380 1,768
Moral offences 48 49 33 26
Offensive weapons 50 54 60 95
Miscellaneous Criminal Code 1,021 1,485 1,860 2,522
Narcotics possession 152 192 220 250
Narcotics trafficking 106 106 122 104
Controlled & restricted drugs 1 1 2 3
Misc. Federal Statutes 57 71 213 80
Criminal Code traffic 761 702 778 978
VIOLENT CRIMES 922 936 1,037 1,585
PROPERTY CRIMES 5,118 4,972 4,372 4,602

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