As all police services adopt the new standards recommended by Statistics Canada through the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey
, data should become increasingly more consistent and allow for a better understanding for why incidents may or may not be solved.
As well, in the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey
, police noted that of those charged with cannabis possession 50 per cent of adults and youth were found guilty; however, the majority of those convictions resulted in a fine for adults and probation for youth.
The sample of 154 police agencies reporting to the Uniform Crime Reporting survey
in 1996 also reported 2,014 firearms stolen during residential B&Es.