The traditional police-reported crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of criminal incidents reported to police by the population and is usually expressed as a rate per 100,000 population. A criminal incident consists of one or more related offences that are committed during a single event and are reported to and substantiated by police. In addition, violent criminal incidents are generally counted separately for each victim. For example, an assault on three victims at the same time and location is counted as three incidents of assault. (Statistics Canada)
The charts below demonstrates Criminal Code Violations (Crime Rates) for Waterloo Region in 2013.