The Most Dangerous Cities in Canada: Overall crime score—by rank - Macleans.ca

The Most Dangerous Cities in Canada: Overall crime score—by rank

2009 Maclean’s National Crime Rankings

by
2007
Area Population Overall crime score
as a percentage
difference from
the national rate
Rank
SASKATOON 206365 163.23% 1
WINNIPEG 653733 152.98% 2
REGINA 183540 135.74% 3
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.  73911 126.95% 4
EDMONTON 763732 110.36% 5
CHILLIWACK, B.C. 72491 75.38% 6
HALIFAX  215830 73.58% 7
VANCOUVER 609785 71.50% 8
SURREY, B.C.  425428 70.08% 9
VICTORIA, B.C. 95477 65.70% 10
PORT COQUITLAM, B.C.  59732 60.99% 11
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. 64161 60.09% 12
KAMLOOPS, B.C. 83527 54.16% 13
THUNDER BAY, ONT. 114286 49.96% 14
SAINT JOHN, N.B. 69357 46.75% 15
BURNABY, B.C.  221856 43.11% 16
BRANTFORD, ONT. 93156 41.54% 17
SAINT-JÉRÔME, QUE. 67600 35.36% 18
KELOWNA, B.C. 113109 32.86% 19
Lethbridge, ALTA.  82146 29.14% 20
NANAIMO, B.C. 83648 28.61% 21
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. 135253 27.25% 22
MAPLE RIDGE, B.C.  76267 23.85% 23
MONTREAL 1871846 23.15% 24
LANGLEY TOWNSHIP, B.C. 100591 22.79% 25
HAMILTON 519741 18.11% 26
CALGARY 1038481 17.12% 27
FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA.  54813 15.05% 28
TORONTO 2651717 11.66% 29
JOLIETTE RÉGIE INTERMUN., QUE. 59763 11.12% 30
SARNIA, ONT. 74253 6.85% 31
MONTCALM MRC, QUE.  52828 0.71% 32
SUDBURY, ONT. 162438 -3.27% 33
FREDERICTON 52339 -7.86% 34
WINDSOR, ONT. 220569 -9.40% 35
RED DEER, ALTA.  97038 -11.31% 36
LONDON, ONT. 362561 -11.48% 37
CAPE BRETON, N.S. 103418 -12.25% 38
SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. 76136 -12.71% 39
GATINEAU-MÉTRO, QUE. 251274 -14.81% 40
LONGUEUIL, QUE. 395168 -16.67% 41
TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QUE. 127190 -19.12% 42
ST.JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QUE. 88803 -19.87% 43
DRUMMOND MRC, QUE. – (DRUMMOND MRC, 24526) 95448 -21.23% 44
LAVAL, QUE. 381651 -22.21% 45
ST. JOHN’S 182605 -22.47% 46
DURHAM REGION, ONT. 595354 -23.98% 47
COQUITLAM, B.C.  133218 -25.20% 48
TERREBONNE, QUE. 121845 -25.33% 49
CODIAC REGION, N.B.  104650 -25.68% 50
THÉRÈSE-DE-BLAINVILLE, QUE.  80080 -27.25% 51
ARTHABASKA MRC, QUE.  67618 -27.42% 52
PETERBOROUGH LAKEFIELD, ONT. 76368 -28.25% 53
BARRIE, ONT. 139298 -28.31% 54
GRANBY, QUE. 60902 -28.44% 55
OTTAWA  846169 -28.68% 56
SAGUENAY, QUE. 144924 -28.97% 57
NIAGARA REGION, ONT. 433946 -29.58% 58
SHAWINIGAN MRC, QUE 51875 -29.74% 59
KINGSTON, ONT. 119423 -31.20% 60
MEDICINE HAT, ALTA. 60246 -31.77% 61
SHERBROOKE, QUE. 149875 -34.23% 62
KELOWNA,  B.C. (Rural) 51560 -34.37% 63
CHATHAM-KENT, ONT. 109123 -35.63% 64
RICHMOND, B.C.  193164 -37.91% 65
NORTH BAY, ONT. 56716 -38.08% 66
STRATHCONA COUNTY, ALTA.  51940 -39.16% 67
WATERLOO REGION, ONT. 496370 -39.75% 68
QUEBEC CITY 535321 -40.35% 69
PEEL REGION, ONT. 1222639 -40.68% 70
STORMONT/DUNDAS/GLENGARRY, ONT.  67113 -42.42% 71
CHÂTEAUGUAY, QUE. 69899 -43.66% 72
OXFORD COMMUNITY, ONT. 62221 -49.37% 73
GUELPH, ONT. 120254 -52.85% 74
KINGS COUNTY, N.S.  55066 -54.80% 75
RIMOUSKI-NEIGETTE, QUE.  53667 -55.18% 76
RICHELIEU SAINT-LAURENT, QUE. 180520 -56.33% 77
TRACADIE-SHEILA, N.B.  54869 -57.53% 78
NORFOLK, ONT.  63864 -57.58% 79
HURONIA WEST, ONT.  51263 -57.58% 80
SAANICH,  B.C. 112335 -60.37% 81
DELTA, B.C. 103323 -60.80% 82
PETROLIA, ONT. 52661 -63.83% 83
HALIFAX COUNTY, , N.S. 169627 -63.96% 84
MRC VAUDREUIL-SOUL. 126383 -65.18% 85
SOUTH SIMCOE, ONT., MUNICIPAL, ONT. – (Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil, 35275) 57584 -65.97% 86
NOTTAWASAGA, ONT.  54122 -67.01% 87
MIDDLESEX, ONT.  54417 -67.32% 88
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. 90864 -69.59% 89
LAC-ST-JEAN-EST MRC, QUE.  51543 -69.99% 90
ROUSSILLON RÉGIE
INTERMUN., QUE.
95717 -70.47% 91
WELLINGTON COUNTY, ONT.  88944 -74.48% 92
REPENTIGNY, QUE. 86644 -74.63% 93
YORK REGION, ONT. 975501 -75.25% 94
ST. ALBERT, ALTA.  64535 -76.98% 95
HALTON REGION, ONT.  468980 -79.33% 96
MASKOUTAINS MRC, QUE.  82456 -79.97% 97
LÉVIS, QUE. 133470 -80.93% 98
OROMOCTO, N.B. 59890 -82.41% 99
CALEDON, ONT. 73877 -86.69% 100

Source: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Maclean’s

Methodology
Maclean’s obtained annual crime data from Statistics Canada for municipal police services with the 100 largest populations in the nation. Using 2007 rates per 100,000 population for six crimes—homicide, sexual assault, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, robbery plus breaking and entering—Maclean’s calculated the percentage difference from the national rate for each of the six crimes. In consultation with StatsCan, we gave each crime equal weights and standardized the rates to obtain an overall score that measured each area’s percentage difference from the national rate. Data from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are excluded from the provincial and territorial score calculations due to their extreme crime rate values, which are inconsistent with the distribution of the rest of the country.

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