It seems that every morning, as I turn on the radio to listen to the news, there is someone who has been a victim of a crime. Whether it is a violent crime like physical or sexual assault, or something a little more tame like petty theft, it’s sad to hear it happening all the time. But, how many of these crimes are not reported?

Statistics Canada keeps track of how many Canadians report violent crimes, and the latest update came earlier this week on Nov. 23. It showed a startling difference between crimes reported in 1999 and in 2014. Here is a breakdown of what these numbers mean:

The original Statistics Canada report can be found here and here.

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Katherine DeClerq is the editor of Women's Post. Her previous writing experience includes the Toronto Star, Maclean's Magazine, CTVNews, and BlogTO. She can often be found at a coffee shop with her MacBook computer. Despite what CP says, she is a fan of the Oxford comma.

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