Government of New Brunswick

The data provided comes from Statistics Canada which is comprised of data from New Brunswick’s police forces and the RCMP.

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.

New Brunswick’s Crime Rate increased by 8% in 2021 for Criminal Code Violations excluding Traffic Violations. New Brunswick’s crime rate has increased by 26% in the past 5 years. Canada’s overall crime rate did not change in this same period.

The following police-reported incidents contributed to the increase in New Brunswick’s CSI and crime rate:

  • Theft under 5k: +19%
  • Breaking and entering: +13%
  • Criminal harassment: +17%
  • Motor vehicle theft: +9%
  • Fraud: +6%
  • Sexual Assault: +22%

Police reported crimes that decreased included:

  • Homicide: -22%
  • Robbery: -20%
  • Arson: -5%