Drug Use and Offending

Figure 4: Violent and Drug Offence Rate (per 100,000 population) Canada, 1980-2000

This is a line graph that illustrates the violent and drug offence rate per 100,000 population from 1980 to 2000.

There are two Y axes. The left Y axis is for the violent offence rate, measured in rate per 100,000 population and increases in increments of 200 from 0 to 1200. The right Y axis is for the drug offence rate, measured in rate per 100,000 population and increases in increments of 100 from 0 to 400.

The X axis is divided in years from 1980 to 2000.

Two lines are demonstrated. One line shows the violent offence rate and another line shows the drug offence rate.

As violent and property offence rates decrease, drug offence rates increase

The line for the violent offence rate shows a gradual increase from 636 per 100,000 population in 1980 to a peak of 1,084 in 1992 and down to 982 in 2000.

The line for drug offence rate shows a decrease from 303 offences per 100,000 population in 1980 to a low of 198 in 1993, and gradually increasing to 286 in 2000.

Source

Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

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