Each day, people throughout the nation face criminal charges for activities authorities deem to be against the law. While based on media reports, it may seem as though crime is a big problem throughout Canada, data recently released regarding this matter shows a different result. The crime data was released by Statistics Canada.
Statistics Canada undertakes an analysis of crime in the country each year. Looking at the records of crimes that were committed, it creates a crime severity index. The index, which gives more weight to homicide and other crimes considered to be more serious, breaks down the country into geographic regions, and provides information regarding crimes per capita.