Canada's most dangerous cities: robbery - Macleans.ca

Canada’s most dangerous cities: robbery

In 2010 Winnipeggers endured 2,000 robberies

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Most likely to get robbedWinnipeg, Manitoba

In 2010 Winnipeggers endured 2,000 robberies. Consider the holdups of just one night in February. Two men skulked into a business on Notre Dame Avenue and confronted the 22-year-old girl working behind the counter. They grabbed a fistful of cash and ran. An hour later, two others burst into a Westminster Avenue store wielding a gun and stole money. Just after midnight, another business was robbed at gunpoint. Then at 1:10 a.m., several men attempted to rob a Manitoba Avenue home.

Worst cities (% higher than national average)

1. Winnipeg (228%)

2. Saskatoon (164%)

3. Montreal (153%)

4. Regina (141%)

5. Victoria (137%)

Best cities (% lower than national average)

1. Rimouski, Que. (100%)

2. Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry, Ont (97%)

3. Lac-Saint-Jean-Est, Que. (96%)

4. Arthabaska Region, Que. (90%)

5. St. Clair, Ont. (89%)