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Currency counterfeiting statistics

Statistics on counterfeit Canadian bank notes – Table 1
Total number passed and seized
Year Passed into circulation Seized by law enforcement
2018 33,437 11,167
2017 22,794 23,836
2016 17,504 3,362
2015 16,445 3,967
2014 62,418 13,960
Table 2
Total number by denomination
Year $5 $10 $20 $50 $100 $1,000
2018 passed 3,355 1,561 9,029 5,777 13,685 24
seized 710 469 2728 2570 4686 1
2017 passed 1,667 1,127 6,345 5,792 7,858 3
seized 720 577 6,725 1,805 14,005 *
2016 passed 789 1,470 6,341 2,820 6,074 8
seized 552 252 606 542 1,408 2
2015 passed 1,653 984 8,707 1,092 3,984 14
seized 355 272 1,618 578 976 32
2014 passed 666 1,441 44,389 1,207 14,663 6
seized 77 122 7,651 120 5,990 0
Table 3
Total value passed into circulation by denomination
Year Total $ value $5 (%) $10 (%) $20 (%) $50 (%) $100 (%) $1,000 (%)
2018 $1,894,315 $16,775 (10%) $15,610 (5%) $180,580 (27%) $288,850 (17%) $1,368,500 (41%) $24,000 (0%)
2017 $1,224,905 $8,335 (7%) $11,270 (5%) $126,900 (28%) $289,600(25%) $785,800 (34%) $3,000 (0%)
2016 $901,865 $3,945 (5%) $14,700 (8%) $126,820 (36%) $141,000(16%) $607,400 (35%) $8,000 (0%)
2015 $659,245 $8,265 (10%) $9,840 (6%) $174,140 (53%) $54,600 (7%) $398,400 (24%) $14,000 (0%)
2014 $2,438,170 $3,330 (1%) $14,410 (2%) $ 887,780 (71%) $60,350 (2%) $1,466,300 (24%) $6,000 (0%)
Table 4
Total number by province in 2018
Province Passed into circulation Seized by law enforcement
British Columbia 6,965 6,477
Alberta 4,625 1,629
Saskatchewan 443 236
Manitoba 294 35
Ontario 11,065 910
Quebec 9,631 1,800
Nova Scotia 240 3
New Brunswick 112 36
Prince Edward Island 4 *
Newfoundland and Labrador 54 38
Northwest Territories 4 *
Yukon * *
Nunavut * 3
Total 33,437 11,167
Table 5
Technology used for counterfeiting total number passed and seized
Year Offset printing Toner printing Inkjet printing Other
2018 11,700 8,719 20,025 4,160
2017 13,693 4,915 25,862 2,160
2016 266 1,876 17,697 1,027
2015 65 3,245 16,986 116
2014 201 32,008 44,128 41