User Evaluation Survey
Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview


The Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview (CCRSO) is an annual report that provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release information within the context of trends in crime and criminal justice. The report aims to provide general statistical information in a user friendly format that will facilitate understanding by a broad audience. With that in mind, your input is being sought on both the usefulness of the current 2020 CCRSO format and how future versions could be improved.


Using one of the two methods below, please respond based on your experience with the 2020 CCRSO report. The survey will take between 5-8 minutes to complete, and results will only be shared in aggregate form.

  1.  Online survey

  2. If you cannot access the online CCRSO User Evaluation survey or would rather fill out the survey using a different format, please copy the survey questions from the HTML/text version of the survey into an email or MS Word and submit the completed survey form to Thank you!

     Alternate version of survey (Word, 20 Kb)

Privacy Notice Statement

Participation in this survey is voluntary. Acceptance or refusal to provide your personal information will in no way affect your relationship with Public Safety Canada. Any questions, comments, concerns or complaints you may have regarding PS's handling of your personal information may be directed to our Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by emailing If you are not satisfied with PS's response to your privacy concern, you have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the institution's handling of your personal information.

Note: If you are entering information into any of the open text boxes, we ask that no personal information (e.g., names, personal contact information) be provided as this is not the intent of this survey.

Survey Questions

Section 1: CCRSO User Input

  1. How did you hear about this year's Conditional Release Statistical Overview (i.e., 2020 CCRSO)?
    • From a colleague/manager/supervisor
    • I found it myself (e.g., from my own research/online searches)
    • I am a consistent user
    • Other
      If 'Other', please specify
  2. On a scale of 1 = Not informative to 5 = Extremely informative, how informative do you find the CCRSO?
    • Not informative
    • Slightly informative
    • Informative
    • Very informative
    • Extremely informative
  3. If you selected '1 = Not informative' or '2 = Slightly informative' in the previous question, please let us know why.
  4. Which sections of the 2020 CCRSO are the most useful to you? (select all that apply)
    • Section A. Context – Crime and the Criminal Justice System
    • Section B. Corrections Administration
    • Section C. Offender Population
    • Section D. Conditional Release
    • Section E. Statistics on Special Applications of Criminal Justice
    • Section F. Victims of Crime
    • All of the above
  5. Please let us know how you use the information from these sections.
  6. On a scale of 1 = Never to 5 = Very often, how frequently do you refer to the information in the CCRSO?
    • Never
    • Rarely
    • Sometimes
    • Often
    • Very often
  7. Have you ever cited any information in the CCRSO in any of your written products?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Did you have any difficulties accessing or using the CCRSO document?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. What difficulties did you experience accessing the CCRSO document? (select all that apply)
    • Difficulties finding the document
    • Difficulties loading the document
    • Difficulties saving the document
    • Difficulties reading or understanding the document
    • Other
      If 'Other', please specify
  10. Did you find what you were looking for in the CCRSO document?
    • Yes
    • No
    • N/A
  11. If you selected 'No' to the previous question, please let us know why.
  12. Please rate how easy each element of the document was to understand on a scale from Not at all clear to Extremely clear.
    Not at all clear Slightly clear Somewhat clear Very clear Extremely clear

    Other, please specify

  13. If you indicated that any of the above elements were only Slightly clear or Not at all clear, please let us know why.
  14. Select which of the following options would be of interest to you if published in future issues of the CCRSO. (select all that apply)
    • More results by province
    • More results by age
    • More results by sex/gender
    • More results by racialized group and/or Indigenous identity
    • More information about additional types of crimes (e.g., hate crimes)
    • Nothing additional is of interest to me
    • Other
      If 'Other', please specify
  15. Do you think the organization of the CCRSO could be improved to make it is easier to navigate or find relevant information?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. If you indicated 'Yes' to the previous question, please select the following restructuring options that you think would improve the organization of future versions of the CCRSO. (select all that apply)
    • Separate sections by type of population
    • Separate sections by type of crime
    • Separate sections by province
    • Other
      If 'Other', please specify
  17. In addition to the current format of the annual CCRSO report, would you be interested in an interactive online version of the CCRSO that would allow you to view customizable results (e.g., generate custom tables and/or figures)?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. Is there any other functionality that you would like to see in future formats of the CCRSO?
    • Yes
    • No
  19. If you indicated 'Yes' to the previous question,please let us know what other functionality you would like to see in future formats of the CCRSO.

Section 2: Respondent Information

In order for us to be able to better understand and address your needs, please let us know a little bit about yourself.

  1. Do you use the information from the CCRSO to help inform your work/occupation?
    • Yes
    • No

    If you selected 'Yes' to the previous question, please answer Q21 to Q25.

    If you selected 'No' to the previous question, please skip to Q24 and Q25 on the last page of this survey.

  2. What are you using the CCRSO information for? (select all that apply)
    • Research/ Evaluation
    • Front line work (e.g., for parole officers, correctional officers, social workers, etc.)
    • Education/ Teaching materials (e.g., for professors, instructors/trainers, high school teachers, etc.)
    • School work/ projects (i.e., for students)
    • Legal work
    • Advocacy work
    • Government work used to inform policy/ initiatives (e.g., briefing notes, policy reports, etc.)
    • Prefer not to answer
    • Other
      If 'Other', please specify
  3. What sector are you using the CCRSO information for? (select all that apply)
    • Government – Federal
    • Government – Provincial
    • Government – Municipal / Other
    • NGO / Not for Profit
    • Private Sector
    • Self-employed (e.g., consultant, advisor, etc.)
    • Academia - College / University
    • Education – High school teacher
    • Education – High school student
    • Education – College/ University student
    • Education – Other type of student
    • Unemployed – not in the workforce or retired
    • Prefer not to answer
    • Other
      If 'Other', please specify
  4. Which population(s) presented in the CCRSO are of most interest to you? (select all that apply)
    • Victims of crime and their families
    • Past or current criminal justice-involved persons
    • Law enforcement personnel (e.g., police officers, correctional officers)
    • Prefer not to answer
    • Other
      If 'Other', please specify
  5. Is there any other feedback that you would like to provide to us? Type your answer in the box provided below.
  6. Are you interested in being on a distribution list for products from the Correctional Research Unit or Law Enforcement and Policing Research Unit?
    • Yes
    • No

Thank you for taking the time to help us improve the CCRSO.

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