Decrease in the number of Quebecers who say they are victims of crime

News 14 December, 2017
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    QUEBEC | The number of Quebeckers who say they have been victims of a criminal act during the previous 12 months decreased by 9 % between 2009 and 2014, revealed data from the Institut de la Statistique du Québec (ISQ) published on Thursday.

    “In fact, the frequency of six types of offences has decreased significantly between 2009 and 2014, assault, break and enter, theft of motor vehicles or parts, theft of household property, vandalism and theft of personal property,” said the ISQ.

    Thus, it is than two million crime incidents in 2009, compared to only 1.4 million in 2014.

    By contrast, the proportion of crime reported to the police has not changed during these five years: it amounted, in 2009 as in 2014, around 30 %.

    In addition, the type of offence has no significant influence on the probability whether or not it was reported to the police. The violent crimes are reported to the authorities in a proportion of 28 %, those from households at 36% and the theft of personal property 27 %.