Crime and Police Statistics
B.C. Crime Trends and Statistics
British Columbia crime statistics are available in four web publications. These web publications contain information on the type and incidence of reported crime in British Columbia
Caution should be used when using data on the number and rate of offences cleared (by charge or otherwise) and the number of persons charged for data prior to 2007. This data is being examined by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) because there may be some discrepancies in these rates for some offence categories. Note that overall B.C. clearance rates will not change.
NOTE: the data contained in the following web publications may vary slightly from previous data releases. Where differences exist, it can be assumed that the most current data release reflects the most accurate and up-to-date data.
Justice System Open Data Initiative
As a part of the broader Ministry of Justice Reform Initiative and the B.C. Government’s Open Information and Open Data initiative, the Justice System Open Data Initiative seeks to increase transparency and public accountability through the creation and publication of datasets onto DataBC and JusticeBC websites. A partner in this initiative, Police Services Division provides and updates policing-related datasets for release to the public via the DataBC website. Search “police” on the DataBC catalogue to find *new* crime and policing related datasets capturing 2002 to 2013 added in March 2014.
Regional Crime Profiles
The following profiles are based on the 2011 Crime Statistics and include police resourcing data.
Note: Police Services Division did not produce regional profiles for 2012. However, the data is available—not separated by region—within “British Columbia Policing Jurisdictions Crime Trends, 2003-2012” provided above.
View table to look-up the policing jurisdiction for your regional district
Police Resource Statistics
This publication contains information pertaining to policing costs, strengths and case loads within the province. It also provides a narrative overview of policing functions and responsibilities, a complete list of municipal, provincial and First Nations policing jurisdictions, and statistics relating to police resources.
Note: the data contained in the following web publication may vary slightly from previous data releases. Where differences exist, it can be assumed that the most current data release reflects the most accurate and up-to-date data.