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Justice committee  What we can tell you with our corrections information, although I do not have the figure with me today, is what the average cost is of housing someone in custody. We can provide that cost figure. That's what we can—

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  In fact, we do have number, and John has them with him, actually.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  We don't have any data that speaks to the overall cost of crime.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  I'll allow my colleagues to speak to that.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  We mentioned there are three different sources of police-reported data we're using. Our homicide data has 100% national coverage.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  Bill C-17 was legislation put in place. However, all we can do is to plot where these things happened. Why the legislation was brought into place is not something we can speak to.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  No, 1991 was the peak year.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  Well, it was certainly one of the higher rates we've seen since 1991. We know that the number of handgun homicides has been up in six of the last seven years. The rate has been stable in a couple of those years, but the number of handgun homicides has been up in six of the last s

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  At Statistics Canada we have not done any kind of evaluative study in any way. What we have done in terms of providing information is to have assembled various trend information, which you see as part of this deck as well. That's the type of information we've been putting forth.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  There were 658 homicides in total in 2005. There were 222 firearm homicides in 2005. Those are the numbers for 2005. As John said, we do not yet have numbers for 2006 that are available.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  I'll let John let you know how we count our homicides, but just so you have the numbers, we had 107 gang-related homicides in 2005. In Ontario, the number was 31 gang-related homicides. That gives you the 2005 data. Perhaps John can speak to how we count homicides.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  The slide is showing the proportion with conviction for one of those 10 offences. So your question asked whether or not the 10 offences were what we were looking at here, and the answer is within this slide we were looking at just those 10 offences.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  In our data we cannot speak to any of the processes leading up to what charge is heard in court. What we can speak to are the charges we receive in our courts-based data, and this is what this speaks to. We have no way in our data of assessing any of the processes around those ch

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  If you would turn to slide 4, the gang-related information is not specifically in the slide, but this is what I spoke to when I made the presentation. Let me just repeat what we had. In 2005, we had 658 homicides. That was the second straight year of increase in homicides. That

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford

Justice committee  This was between 2004 and 2005.

November 22nd, 2006Committee meeting

Lynn Barr-Telford