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Canada’s most dangerous cities: Auto theft

Something must be working—the Canadian rate is down 40 per cent in the past decade


 

From Canada’s most dangerous cities: 2010:

The Canadian rate is 321 vehicles stolen per 100,000 population, and in the past decade, it fell 40 per cent, which suggests all those safety features must be working.

RANK
CITIES
PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE WITH THE NATIONAL RATE
1 Fort McMurray, Alta. 208.95%
2 Joliette, Que. 200.84
3 Surrey, B.C. 175.98
4 Kelowna, B.C. 140.17
5 Brantford, Ont. 132.40
6 Edmonton, Alta. 122.05
7 Grande Prairie, Alta. 117.53
8 Winnipeg, Man. 108.85
9 Langley Township, B.C. 107.05
10 Saskatoon, Sask. 106.83
11 New Westminster, B.C. 102.87
12 Chilliwack, B.C. 100.65
13 Regina, Sask. 90.89
14 Prince George, B.C. 87.68
15 Red Deer, Alta. 83.59
16 Abbotsford, B.C. 81.38
17 Maple Ridge, B.C. 74.08
18 Maskoutains, Que. 71.92
19 Hamilton, Ont. 66.40
20 Drummondville, Que. 62.88
21 Burnaby, B.C. 61.66
22 Granby, Que. 55.99
23 Victoriaville, Que. 52.90
24 Terrebonne, Que. 46.69
25 Laval, Que. 43.73
26 Trois-Rivières, Que. 42.51
27 Montréal, Que. 41.70
28 Saint-Jérôme, Que. 40.42
29 Nanaimo, B.C. 39.89
30 Calgary, Alta. 33.81
31 Victoria, B.C. 32.12
32 St-Eustache, Que. 30.25
33 Shawinigan, Que. 24.08
34 Longueuil, Que. 24.05
35 Thérèse-De-Blainville, Qc. 22.86
36 Port Coquitlam, B.C. 19.27
37 Repentigny, Que. 17.43
38 Kamloops, B.C. 14.38
39 London, Ont. 10.45
40 Coquitlam, B.C. 7.98
41 St.Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que. 0.03
42 Brome-Missisquoi, Que. -0.41
43 Delta, B.C. -3.84
44 Mirabel, Que. -5.09
45 Sorel-Tracy, Que. -5.12
46 Lethbridge, Alta. -10.08
47 Vancouver, B.C. -10.36
48 Belleville, Ont. -10.92
49 Alma, Que. -13.76
50 Richmond, B.C. -13.79
51 Cornwall, Ont. -15.75
52 Richelieu Saint-Laurent, Que. -19.59
53 St. Catharines, Ont. -20.84
54 Sherwood Park, Alta. -21.09
55 Saguenay, Que. -23.15
56 Toronto, Ont. -25.95
57 North Vancouver, B.C. -27.20
58 Windsor, Ont. -28.01
59 Peel Region (Mississauga/Brampton), Ont. -30.76
60 St. Albert, Alta. -31.04
61 Sudbury, Ont. -32.66
62 Kitchener, Ont. -33.56
63 Norfolk, Ont. (Opp) -33.81
64 Sherbrooke, Que. -34.53
65 Chatham-Kent, Ont. -35.28
66 Gatineau, Que. -35.62
67 Ottawa, Ont. -37.52
68 Moncton, N.B. -37.74
69 Québec, Que. -37.96
70 Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, Que. -38.40
71 Roussillon, Que. -38.46
72 Medicine Hat, Alta. -39.52
73 Blainville, Que. -41.52
74 Saint John, N.B. -44.73
75 Thunder Bay, Ont. -46.57
76 Halifax Region, N.S. -48.29
77 Saanich, B.C. -48.94
78 Vaudreuil-Soulange, Que. -49.78
79 N. Vancouver District, B.C. -50.09
80 Barrie, Ont. -51.03
81 Lévis, Que. -53.46
82 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. -53.46
83 Sarnia, Ont. -56.86
84 Guelph, Ont. -57.42
85 York Region (Markham/Vaughn), Ont. -57.80
86 Fredericton, N.B. -57.86
87 Kingston, Ont. -58.20
88 Wellington County, Ont. -58.67
89 Durham Region (Oshawa/Whitby/Ajax), Ont. -60.01
90 Peterborough, Ont. -60.61
91 Innisfil, Ont. -60.95
92 Châteauguay, Que. -61.45
93 Cape Breton, N.S. -61.48
94 St. John’s, Nfld. -61.92
95 West Vancouver, B.C. -66.13
96 Oakville, Ont. -66.34
97 Nottawasaga, Ont. -67.78
98 Caledon, Ont. -69.00
99 Rimouski, Que. -72.24
100 North Bay, Ont. -75.05

 

Canada’s most dangerous cities: Auto theft

  1. GOOD VWORK SURREY NUMBER 3 TRY HARDER NEXT YEAR YOUR ALMOST THERE

  2. Okay, so Toronto and Peel Region rank 56th and 59th respectively, 25 to 30% below the national average for the chances of car theft YET…we pay some of the HIGHEST CAR INSURANCE RATES IN CANADA!!!!

    Insurance Bureau of Canada would you like to explain that to Canadians who live in these areas as to WHY we keep getting fleeced???!!!! WTF!

    • This statistics do not tell the whole story, insurance premium are based in more than a single factor.

      • That is right…the other factor is who can they screw for more money!

    • Try again man. I lived in Toronto and moved to Calgary, then Edmonton. Costs there are nothing compared to out here.

      • Okay lets compare…I doubt they are less than ours my friend. Based on shear volume alone, we have rates that are astronomical. A 20 year old male looking for car insurance has to sell a kidney and a lung just to keep his rate under $10k if he owns the car and isn't an occasional driver.

    • Because insurance isn't just based on theft?

      • Is that really a question or an error on your part. I am not sure what you mean.

    • Vehicle insurance rates are high in Toronto and York Region not because of car theft, but of car accidents….i wonder which minority group is responsible for that?

  3. These stats are very biased based on population size..for example..Fort Mcmurray is a very safe community of just 80,000 people compared to say Toronto with a population of 2.5 million. Crime is measured per capita…so if there are 2 murders in Ft Mac that is 0.000025 where as if there are 50 murders in TO that equates to 0.00002 which is still better (statistically speaking) than FtMac

  4. If Fort McMurray is the worst city for car theft, why are the insurance rates among the lowest in the country? These stats are misleading to say the least. It is all based on sample size..and the population of Fort Mcmurray is just over 80K…Go figure

    • Fort Mac rates aren't cheap & Fort Mac has only recently had a crime problem. It will take a while for the system to adjust. You're kidding yourself if you think it's cheap in Northern Alberta.

      • The chances of seeing another car, never mind hitting one, are remote in N. Alberta LOL! I remember the years my dad worked there when the Oil Sands were just being developed…my neighbours were the wildlife. Put this into perspective…my city of Mississauga has 10x Fort Mac's population, hence statistically my chances of running into someone or something are obviously greater…I get that.

        BUT..when the insurance company starts quoting "area crime rates have increased" etc. and I see these kinds of stats I get peeved off. I doubt they would ever say, hey the rates have gone down and we want to share the wealth. Now that would be shocking.

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