WEYBURN – The 2021 Crime Statistics and the Crime Severity Index (CSI) values for Canada was released on Tuesday. The CSI values were rated for roughly 325 police services with a core population of over 10,000 for 2021, including the Weyburn Police Service.
The Crime Severity Index is a measure of police-reported crime that reflects the relative seriousness of individual offences and tracks changes in crime severity. In fact, three Crime Severity Indexes exist: one for overall crime, one for violent crime and one for non-violent crime.
The higher the CSI number the more crime prevalent, and the ranking indicates the police service’s position out of 325 police services for crime. The higher the ranking the more serious the crime. The ranking is from 1, which represents higher crime severity, to 325, which represents the lowest crime severity.
Weyburn’s CSI has shown a positive movement in its ranking for Overall Crime Severity Index. In 2020 Weyburn had on overall CSI of 109.9 and a rank of 53rd out of 325 police services across Canada. In 2021 Weyburn’s overall CSI was 77.3 with a ranking of 110th for overall CSI, a positive increase in ranking by 57 places.
The Violent Crime Severity Index for 2021 was 83.9 versus 77 in 2020. Ranking dropped from the 123rd position to the 122nd position. Non-violent Crime Severity Index for 2021 was 74.8 versus 121.5 in 2020, with a ranking of 105th in 2021 versus 39th in 2020. This represents a positive increase in ranking by 66 positions.
Stats Canada has ranked Saskatchewan Police Services for Overall Crime Severity in the following order:
1. North Battleford (CSI of 480.7 and overall rank of #1 in Canada)
2. Prince Albert (CSI of 263.4 and overall rank of #4 in Canada)
3. Yorkton (CSI of 147.6 and overall rank of #28 in Canada)
4. Moose Jaw (CSI of 127.2 and overall rank of #37 in Canada)
5. Saskatoon (CSI of 119.1 and overall rank of #42 in Canada)
6. Regina (CSI of 116.8 and overall rank of #44 in Canada)
7. Swift Current (CSI of 94.5 and overall rank of #64 in Canada)
8. Estevan (CSI of 91.1 and overall rank of #68 in Canada)
9. Weyburn (CSI of 77.3 and overall rank of #110 in Canada)
10. Martensville (CSI of 32.9 and overall rank of #283 in Canada)
11. Warman (CSI of 28.6 and overall rank of #302 in Canada)