Statistics Canada Should be Declared Legally Incompetent

By April Halley No comments

They need to go away for a while and have a rest .

As of January 2019 police in Canada no longer record the sex of criminals. They now record the self declared gender of both offenders and victims. There are 3 options: female, male,or gender diverse. You may flip flop back and forth between them as often as your little attention seeking heart desires.

Police data is relied upon to compile the Universal Crime Reporting Survey (UCR). The UCR is a vital tool for researchers seeking to understand the nature of crime in Canada. Any reasonable person can easily see that Statistics Canada’s change is incoherent and a farcical way to cover up the starkly different patterns of criminality between the sexes.

I emailed Statistics Canada in an attempt to find something approaching a justification for this beyond a list of the government bodies involved in crafting it.

I wrote:

You mentioned in a previous email that the effect on data was expected to be minimal because the group was so small. This doesn’t make sense to me. It isn’t a valid rationale for intentionally introducing incorrect data into a data set. 

I have been talking to the CACP and they suggested I communicate with your statisticians regarding their opinion on how this will impact data. Can you provide me with contact info for the relevant person?

The response:

The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics has asked that I pass along the following information:

Following extensive consultations and consistent with federal Bill C-16, and multiple provincial human rights legislation, Statistics Canada made a change to crime statistics data. Data collected from police services now record both the victim’s and accused’s gender.

These changes were made to align with the 2016 Census, which incorporated the concept of gender to better reflect Canada’s diverse population. These revisions were recommended by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) to the Police Information and Statistics (POLIS) Committee in September 2018, and were subsequently endorsed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Board of Directors in November 2018.

These definitions enable police to capture individuals as they are living and expressing themselves, and alleviates the need for police to ask every individual their sex at birth.  Statistics Canada consulted extensively, and we performed the necessary statistical tests to evaluate impact of this change. 

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