Ministry of Justice

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.

  • Crime Statistics in British Columbia, 2013 - pdf - xlsx
    Note: Police Services Division did not produce the narrative detail in “Crime Statistics in British Columbia, 2013” that has been typical of that publication. However, this document continues to present the data in table format for the reader.
  • B.C. Crime Trends, 2004 - 2013 - pdf - xlsx
  • B.C. Policing Jurisdiction Crime Trends, 2004 - 2013 - pdf - xlsx
  • Overview of Data Collection, 2013

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 2004 to 2013 added in October 2014.


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.