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Crime statistics are used to identify trends, to make decisions about how to use resources, and to determine how enforcement and prevention initiatives are working.

The public safety crime dashboard provides police-reported crime information and the crime severity index.

Annual Crime Statistics (2017-2021)

Information from the dashboard is sourced from Statistics Canada.

You will be able to see information on different violation categories including:

  • Violations against Persons,
  • Violations against Property,
  • Criminal Code Traffic Violations,
  • Other Criminal Code Violations and
  • Drug Violations.

Information can be broken down and filtered by:

  • Police force
  • Year
  • Violation type

   

Year-to-date Statistics (2022)

The Year-to-Date Crime Dashboard provides a monthly update on crimes in New Brunswick since January 1, 2022.

Crimes can be filtered by municipal police force and by RCMP detachment. The data is based on information from the records management systems of municipal police forces and RCMP and are subject to change based on the dynamic nature of police investigations.

The dashboard shows the number of crimes by category (Crimes Against People, Crimes against Property, Drug Violations, Other Criminal Code Violations, and Traffic Violations).

Year-to-date summary statistics are subject to change due to reasons such as:

  • late reporting of crime incidents
  • reclassification of Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) offences
  • reclassification of an offence while an investigation is ongoing

Methods of Counting

Some statistics are reported using the “most serious offence method” and others use the “all violations method.” Statistics Canada generally uses the “UCR Aggregate Survey” scoring rules, whereby only the Most Serious Offence (MSO) occurring in an incident is counted. The year-to-date Crime Dashboard also uses the “most serious offence” method.

What is the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey?

The UCR Survey was designed to produce an indicator on the incidence of crime in Canadian society and its characteristics.

General Inquiries: DPS-MSP.Information@gnb.ca


New Brunswick’s Crime Severity Index (CSI), increased by approximately 6% between 2020 and 2021 and is 29% higher than what it was 5 years ago. New Brunswick’s CSI has been the highest of the Atlantic provinces for 5 consecutive years and, is also 20% higher than the CSI in Canada.

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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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