ANNUAL REPORT

 

POLICE SERVICE

2013

 

CRIME SEVERITY INDEX


The Crime Severity Index indicates whether serious crime is happening more or less frequently.  Unlike the crime rate - which counts all crimes equally- the Crime Severity Index assigns crime types with a value (higher for more severe crimes, lower for less sever) and then totals them in the chart below. It can help determine if police-reported crime in a given city or province more or less serious than in Canada overall‚Äč and can also be divided into violent crime, or non-violent crime, categories.

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