Civil Forfeiture Facts & Figures

From 2006 until mid 2017, the Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO) has received over 4900 file referrals from law enforcement agencies. These have resulted in the forfeiture of $73 million with $31 million of this money being re-invested in B.C. communities in the form of crime prevention grants and compensation to eligible victims.

Currently 8 of the 10 provinces in Canada have a civil forfeiture program. In B.C., civil forfeiture actions are commenced in the B.C. Supreme Court and a small number of cases have been heard by the B.C. Court of Appeal. One case in Ontario has been heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.