Government of New Brunswick

Welcome to the Public Safety Crime Dashboard. This site is made available by the Department of Justice and Public Safety as a service to the public using Statistics Canada data.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety developed the public safety crime dashboards to improve the understanding of police-reported crime. The dashboards provide police-reported crime information in a centralized platform that is interactive to allow the user to look at trends, patterns, and relationships by using the available quantitative data.

Data can be visualized through interactive dashboards, crime can be filtered by police forces, by selecting a specific year, or even explored by violation type.  Click on any graphic bars within the dashboards to filter the numbers for that specific year or by specific crime category.

Each dashboard shows violations that occurred over the past five years in New Brunswick. They also display the number of incidents cleared by charge or otherwise and the clearance rates.

The Summary page includes information on the Crime Severity Index for New Brunswick and the other Atlantic provinces and Canada as a whole. These rates can also be broken down into the Violent Crime Severity Index and the Non-Violent Crime Severity Index.

The other dashboards provide detailed information by violation categories such as Violations against Persons, Violations against Property, Criminal Code Traffic Violations, Other Criminal Code Violations and Drug Violations. These dashboards are also interactive, and violations categories can be filtered by police forces, specific year, or by type of violation.

General Inquiries:

Police-reported crime in New Brunswick, as measured by the Crime Severity Index (CSI), increased by 3% from 80.27 in 2019 to 82.82 in 2020 and is 35% higher than what it was 5 years ago. New Brunswick’s CSI has been the highest of the Atlantic provinces for four consecutive years and, is also 13% higher than the CSI in Canada that stands at 73.44.

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Crime Severity Index (CSI):
  The CSI measures changes in the level of severity of crime in Canada from year to year. In the index, all crimes are assigned a weight based on their seriousness. The level of seriousness is based on actual sentences handed down by the courts in all provinces and territories. More serious crimes are assigned higher weights, less serious offences lower weights. As a result, more serious offences have a greater impact on changes in the index.

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