Canada’s most dangerous cities: Sexual assault

None of the worst cities have populations of more than one million


 

From Canada’s most dangerous cities: 2010:

The Canadian rate is 62 assaults per 100,000 population. Of the 38 large areas that scored above that national average, none have populations of more than one million.

RANK
CITIES
PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE WITH THE NATIONAL RATE
1
Cornwall, Ont.
153.72%
2
Saint John, N.B.
86.50
3
Fredericton, N.B.
85.37
4
Belleville, Ont.
74.57
5
Brantford, Ont.
72.48
6
Prince George, B.C.
71.83
7
Saint-Jérôme, Que.
69.74
8
Winnipeg, Man.
58.94
9
Saskatoon, Sask.
56.04
10
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
53.30
11
Cape Breton, N.S.
51.69
12
Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, Que.
42.98
13
Saguenay, Que.
38.63
14
Lethbridge, Alta.
34.60
15
Shawinigan, Que.
34.60
16
Chatham-Kent, Ont.
32.02
17
Kamloops, B.C.
30.57
18
Regina, Sask.
25.89
19
Peterborough, Ont.
25.73
20
Halifax Region, N.S.
25.09
21
Thunder Bay, Ont.
21.54
22
Victoria, B.C.
21.22
23
Windsor, Ont.
19.61
24
Drummondville, Que.
18.16
25
Grande Prairie, Alta.
17.67
26
Moncton, N.B.
13.32
27
Sudbury, Ont.
13.32
28
Vancouver, B.C.
13.00
29
Fort McMurray, Alta.
12.68
30
Red Deer, Alta.
8.16
31
Norfolk, Ont. (Opp)
7.36
32
Kelowna, B.C.
6.55
33
Châteauguay, Que.
5.10
34
Sarnia, Ont.
3.97
35
Kitchener, Ont.
3.65
36
Kingston, Ont.
2.84
37
Maskoutains, Que.
1.71
38
Innisfil, Ont.
0.91
39
St. John’s, Nfld.
-0.70
40
Medicine Hat, Alta.
-0.86
41
Surrey, B.C.
-0.86
42
North Bay, Ont.
-3.93
43
Gatineau, Que.
-4.41
44
Edmonton, Alta.
-4.89
45
Durham Region (Oshawa/Whitby/Ajax), Ont.
-5.22
46
Nanaimo, B.C.
-5.54
47
Barrie, Ont.
-6.18
48
St.Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que.
-6.18
49
Chilliwack, B.C.
-6.83
50
London, Ont.
-7.47
51
Hamilton, Ont.
-8.28
52
Toronto, Ont.
-9.73
53
Sherbrooke, Que.
-11.66
54
Montréal, Que.
-11.99
55
Nottawasaga, Ont.
-12.31
56
Granby, Que.
-12.47
57
Longueuil, Que.
-12.79
58
New Westminster, B.C.
-14.89
59
Mirabel, Que.
-15.53
60
Québec, Que.
-16.02
61
Guelph, Ont.
-18.76
62
Trois-Rivières, Que.
-20.37
63
Joliette, Que.
-21.01
64
Blainville, Que.
-22.79
65
St. Catharines, Ont.
-23.59
66
Terrebonne, Que.
-23.75
67
Brome-Missisquoi, Que.
-25.04
68
Thérèse-De-Blainville, Qc.
-25.37
69
Calgary, Alta.
-25.69
70
Burnaby, B.C.
-26.33
71
Alma, Que.
-28.27
72
Rimouski, Que.
-34.23
73
Saanich, B.C.
-35.36
74
Maple Ridge, B.C.
-35.68
75
Langley Township, B.C.
-35.84
76
Victoriaville, Que.
-38.75
77
Abbotsford, B.C.
-40.36
78
Laval, Que.
-41.65
79
Repentigny, Que.
-42.61
80
Sherwood Park, Alta.
-42.78
81
North Vancouver, B.C.
-44.87
82
Delta, B.C.
-45.52
83
Ottawa, Ont.
-46.32
84
Peel Region (Mississauga/Brampton), Ont.
-48.26
85
Wellington County, Ont.
-48.74
86
St. Albert, Alta.
-49.38
87
West Vancouver, B.C.
-50.51
88
Roussillon, Que.
-51.96
89
Lévis, Que.
-56.15
90
Richmond, B.C.
-56.15
91
Caledon, Ont.
-57.44
92
York Region (Markham/Vaughn), Ont.
-58.41
93
Vaudreuil-Soulange, Que.
-60.99
94
Richelieu Saint-Laurent, Que.
-61.15
95
St-Eustache, Que.
-63.73
96
Oakville, Ont.
-65.02
97
Coquitlam, B.C.
-66.63
98
Port Coquitlam, B.C.
-69.21
99
Sorel-Tracy, Que.
-71.15
100
N. Vancouver District, B.C.
-80.33

 

Canada’s most dangerous cities: Sexual assault

  1. suprized by some of the results KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SURREY

  2. This must be really hard to measure, since most sexual assault is never reported. Also, a comparison against American cities would be interesting for all of these statistics.

    • That is Canada's problem! Why would you worry about American cities? What about Japanese cities? Or Mexican cities? That makes no sense right? Even if crime rates in America, or anywhere else for that matter, happened to be higher than in Canada -which aside from homicide, it is actually not-how would that lessen the crime in Canada's streets? It's one of those "we need to worry about ourselves" cases. That doesn't matter to Canada. Canada's crime rates matter to Canada. As I stated, aside from homicide, Canada's crime rate is pretty much the same as any other western country, including the U.S. Let's not moralize or finger point. How is Canadian crime to be solved if all that is done is a collective "but other countries…" mantra. Canada first in Canada!

      • Dude, chill. He just said it would be interesting. He didn’t say anything a about moralizing or finger pointing. Honestly I’d also be interested to see stats for American cities, purely out of curiosity. Americans are our neighbours, so it’s pretty natural to be curious about them.

  3. No one told them about Wilno, Ontario. It's the sex crime capital of Canada.

    People have been slowly moving there and gaining the trust of the community only to start molesting the minute they have any power.

  4. In Toronto the rapists are all husbands raping their wives.

    • in Ottawa it's the government raping wallets

      • The government is raping everyones wallet.! Hello…H.S.T.

    • This is not completely true , there are other individuals in Toronto who are rapists other than husbands, for example coaches, priests, teachers etc…!

  5. I view this survey on sexual assault completely in a different point of view. The higher the number the better. The victims feel safe enough to report the crime to the police and believe something will be done about it. I believe sexual assault is relatively equally in all cities. They just go UNREPORTED. Think about it, victims would never come forward if they were blamed for the attack or the police couldn't protect them from further assaults.

    • Kitchener and the surround region belong right where it's too. The Waterloo Regional Police Service ignores most victims and discourages them from filling out reports. I am a sexual assault victim and I know other sexual assaults victims. I also used to live in St. Johns and sexual assault is dealt there very seriously

  6. Oh dear. I live in Cornwall.

    • same :/

      • same here

  7. Cape Breton isn't a city, it is an ISLAND- so that's hardly fair lol

    • Agreed, though I'm curious as to what towns in CB lead to their ranking on the list? I'm willing to put money on Sydney, and possibly Louisbourg

      • I would assume they are referring to the entire CBRM.

  8. omg thats horible i can't believe that they didnt do anything. but that happened to me once it started when i was 9 it was aful…….

  9. Unbelievable, I live in cornwall, and I've never felt like this was a dangerous city!!!

    • It may not be dangerous to you, as far as how safe you feel walking the streets. Most sexual assaults occur between people who are known to each other, so it’s not really where you live but who you hang around with. I live in the second city on the list, and have never felt unsafe.

  10. Probably should change the name from Cornwall to Cornholed.

    • Those of us living in the area do refer to is as Cornhole oddly enough…. and why did they not mention Lanark as having the highest rate of incest-related sexual assault?

  11. this is to crazy prince gorge number 6 80!!!!

  12. Maclean's should be ashamed of themselves. This is shoddy journalism if I ever saw any. For those who didn't know, rape and sexual assault are severely underreported crimes. Maclean's did not report on the cases of rape, the statistics merely reflect the number of >reported< cases. Perhaps these cities at the top of the list are actually cities where victims of rape and sexual assault feel more support and thus more often report these crimes.

  13. wow thats comforting! i live in cornwall 6 kids to worry about :(

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    • Wow..how can you seriously sit there and say ” there is an area of the city filled with Frenchmen and Muslims, French Harlem, who are all on welfare and retarded. There are no incidents of sexual assault among Englich speaking white Cornwallites.” You obvioulsy do not have your facts correct as I am an english speaking white Cornwallites who was sexually assaulted. Yes the cops here are very uneducated and therefore to do not do their job properly and the same with the firefighters. So I am stumbled on how you can tell others to move to our open minded community after just telling them how our cops and firefighters suck. This whole town is filled with low life peices of crap who are nothing but a bunch of drug/cigarette dealers who have nothing better to do than collect their monthly cheque from Welfare and pop out more children to get more money from the government. I on the other hand work, take care of my children, and pay my taxes. But you have to keep in mind that even the most well paid/respected individual can be a sexual predator. It is pretty sad though that we rank #1 on this list, Yes the inquiry thing had alot to do with that but even without it the numbers are still too high.

  15. Don’t be so quick to jump to conclusions. These “statistics” are a generalization with no background information to back them up. To take some percentages and to tack on the title “most dangerous cities” is QUITE the conclusion to jump to. Consider some other factors at play here… Considering reporting of sexual assault crimes has actually been on the decline because individuals don’t feel comfortable to approach police officers and they believe it to be a ‘personal issue’, these stats could be inferred to indicate that REPORTING of these crimes is actually on the rise in these particular areas, which is a GOOD THING. I’ve taken numerous statistics courses and this is yet another example of total misconceptions being created by taking some numbers and making it sound however the reporter sees fit.

  16. These statistics need to be kept in perspective. Whereas there is a national average of 62 sexual assaults per 100,000 citizens right across every region in Canada, Cornwall has 95 per 100,000 compared to, say, Gatineau, Quebec (an hour’s drive north) with 59 assaults per 100,000. A difference of 36 per 100,000 residents.

    That doesn’t mean that sexual assault is rampant in Cornwall or that North Vancouver is safe from assaults. There are too many mitigating factors to draw any conclusions from these statistics and it’s only useful for stirring up controversy and drawing eyeballs to news outlets.

    This is information that is for the most part useless without context.

    • Cornwall is actually at 157 per 100,000. Have to add the percentage value to the original value when the percentage is in the positives

      • Thanks for the clarification, J.