Canada's safest places 2020

The safest—and maybe most honest—places to live in Canada

From Petawawa, Peterborough and LaSalle, Ont., to Rothesay and Quispamsis, N.B., here are the places with the least amount of crime in the country

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The Town of Lasalle, Ont., City Hall and Civic Centre (Steven Kriemadis/iStock)

Despite being adjacent to a landmass called Fighting Island in the Detroit River, LaSalle, Ont. was ranked as the overall safest place to live in Canada when Statistics Canada put out its crime rankings in July.

Well, apparently it could be in the running for the most honest place in Canada, too. Mayor Marc Bondy, who phoned Maclean’s from Florida on Wednesday, where he was on vacation and  reported it is 82 degrees Fahrenheit, said LaSalle’s local police department called the statistics agency to make a few corrections after the rankings came out, thinking that it might not deserve that top spot.

As it turns out, the “bedroom community,” as Bondy put it, is only the 10th-safest place to live in this country. But it’s still a good example of a community with very little crime. About a 20-minute drive from downtown Windsor, LaSalle has French settlement roots, a population of 32,889, a new state-of-the-art civic centre and a strawberry festival every June. It has an active community and “a lot of trails,” Bondy said.

What makes crime such an unappealing venture here? It could be the neighbourhood watch mentality. “Take my son, he’s 33, has three young boys, they’re always active, they’re on the road, they see things and because of that if something happens they’ll say, ‘Hey, this doesn’t look right,’” Bondy said. “The ones who have been around a long time, like my neighbour who’s 85 years old, he’ll see a car in the neighbourhood that’s not regular in the neighbourhood and he’ll say, ‘Marc, there’s this car.’”

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It could also be that crooks are more likely to hang out in downtown Windsor than at the LaSalle rec centre, or that it’s a relatively high-income, very residential area. Bondy, whose franco-Ontarian roots are obvious when he replies “oui” to some of our questions, waxed poetic about the difference it makes to have a truly local police unit. “I would say 80 per cent, 85 per cent of our police officers live within town. And they know who the good people are.”

After conversations with the LaSalle Police Service, Statistics Canada decided to wait until next year to update its data tables accordingly, said a spokesperson for StatsCan, Fabrice Mosseray. Online, LaSalle is still displayed as having the lowest crime severity index in the country—a metric the federal government uses to measure the frequency and severity of crime against a national average—at 15, compared to the national index of 75. An updated table provided by Mosseray shows its CSI actually turned out to be a little higher, at 26.

This means the top two safest places to hang your hat, with CSIs of 17, are Petawawa, Ont., where a military base is located—keep in mind that these statistics do not reflect incidents governed by the military police—and Rothesay and Quispamsis, N.B., which we also ranked as Canada’s safest place last year. Rounding out the top three, taking LaSalle out of the mix, is Peterborough, Ont., with a CSI of 20.

A majority of the sleepiest crime spots, 29 out of the top 50, are in Ontario. Another eight are in Quebec. The safest place in Quebec ranks eighth and is just about adjacent to Ontario — the Collines-de-l’Outaouais Regional County Municipality, with a CSI of 27. Featuring Gatineau Park and picturesque communities like Chelsea and Wakefield, this is the cottage-country area that surrounds Gatineau, Que., the city across the river from Ottawa.

Seven of the top 50 are in British Columbia. The safest B.C. spot, in ninth place, is Oak Bay, a community at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Its index is also 27. You can walk to Victoria from there in less than an hour.

Saskatchewan has one spot in the top 50 safest places, Langham and Warman (the two towns north of Saskatoon count as one community in the ranking), while Alberta has two, Beaumont and Okotoks, though both barely squeaked in with a CSI of 40. Looking at violent crime, Beaumont is in worse shape, ranking 151st out of 237 communities included in our analysis.

By that metric, it’s Thames Centre, Ont. that takes the prize for the least violent crime, although that community of 14,165 saw roughly five breaking-and-entering incidents per month in 2018, so you might want to lock your windows. It’s also one of two communities in Canada—the other North Saanich on Vancouver Island—that saw the lowest levels of sexual assault reported to police, with one incident apiece.

Although there was breaking-and-entering in every population centre used for this analysis —we looked at communities with 10,000 people or more—nearly 30 communities had no robberies to speak of. About 75 places saw no offences under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. And nearly 140 communities avoided murder altogether. Nice job, Canadians!

Community Province Crime Severity Index (CSI) Five-year percent change in CSI Population Police service Number of homicides in 2017 Homicide rate per 100,000 people Breaking and entering rate per 100,000 people Assault level 1 rate per 100,000 people
LaSalle * Ontario 14.65 -4.7 32889 LaSalle Police Service 0 0 100.34 0
Petawawa Ontario 17.43 -19.79 16091 Ontario Provincial Police, Upper Ottawa Valley (Petawawa) detachment 0 0 55.93 198.87
Rothesay and Quispamsis New Brunswick 17.43 -7 30437 Kennebecasis Regional Police Force 0 0 72.28 216.84
Selwyn Ontario 20.2 -0.3 15685 Ontario Provincial Police, Peterborough County (Selwyn) detachment 0 0 108.38 108.38
Hamilton Township Ontario 21.91 -2.43 11262 Ontario Provincial Police, Northumberland (Hamilton) detachment 0 0 230.86 124.31
Essex Ontario 24.35 -6.22 21216 Ontario Provincial Police, Essex detachment 0 0 179.11 230.96
The Nation Ontario 26.4 -4.2 13565 Ontario Provincial Police, Russell County/Hawkesbury (The Nation) detachment 0 0 73.72 235.9
Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality Quebec 26.85 -15.55 50512 MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais 0 0 194.01 316.76
Oak Bay British Columbia 27.11 -3.79 18702 Oak Bay Police Department 0 0 160.41 122.98
Innisfil and Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario 27.14 -3.22 80917 South Simcoe Police Service 0 0 122.35 207.62
Halton Region Ontario 27.45 1.9 580014 Halton Regional Police Service 2 0.34 171.55 186.72
Lakeshore Ontario 27.61 6 39559 Ontario Provincial Police, Essex County (Lakeshore) detachment 0 0 166.84 202.23
Amherstburg Ontario 27.86 7.16 23223 Amherstburg Police Service 0 0 202.39 206.69
North Saanich British Columbia 28.01 3.09 11731 RCMP, North Saanich detachment 0 0 136.39 127.87
Langham and Warman Saskatchewan 28.02 -4.92 14158 RCMP, Warman detachment 0 0 134.2 211.89
Kingsville Ontario 28.15 4.72 22875 Ontario Provincial Police, Essex County (Kingsville) detachment 0 0 174.86 183.61
Norwich Ontario 29.45 -13.7 11609 Ontario Provincial Police, Oxford (Norwich) detachment 0 0 198.12 206.74
Essa and area Ontario 29.64 -4.94 69808 Ontario Provincial Police, Nottawasaga (New Tec./Essa/Adjala Tosor.) detachment 0 0 133.22 186.23
South Frontenac Ontario 29.96 -0.88 20221 Ontario Provincial Police, Frontenac (South Frontenac) detachment 0 0 281.89 182.98
Lévis Quebec 30.24 -4.91 146080 Lévis Police Service 0 0 115.69 296.41
Elgin County Ontario 30.84 -0.05 44838 Ontario Provincial Police, Elgin County detachment 0 0 218.56 231.95
Repentigny and Charlemagne Quebec 31.08 -8.77 91030 Repentigny Police Service 1 1.1 118.64 297.7
Caledon Ontario 31.82 7.49 72568 Ontario Provincial Police, Caledon detachment 2 2.76 209.46 161.23
Lac des Deux Montagnes Regional County Municipality Quebec 32.06 -10.02 50423 Lac des Deux-Montagnes Police Service 0 0 168.57 440.28
Blainville Quebec 32.2 -11.9 59756 Blainville Police Service 0 0 184.08 328
Wellington County Ontario 32.22 2.94 96345 Ontario Provincial Police, Wellington County detachment 0 0 201.36 181.64
Trent Hills Ontario 32.67 -15.28 13554 Ontario Provincial Police, Northumberland (Trent Hills) detachment 0 0 295.12 420.54
L'Assomption and area Quebec 32.79 -17.44 26556 L'Assomption Police Service 0 0 139.33 207.11
North Grenville Ontario 33.18 1.45 17535 Ontario Provincial Police, Grenville County (North Grenville) detachment 0 0 325.06 193.9
Central Saanich British Columbia 33.27 4.61 17951 Central Saanich Police Service 0 0 122.56 167.12
Rideau Lakes Ontario 33.79 0.36 10849 Ontario Provincial Police, Rideau Lakes detachment 0 0 184.35 119.83
Loyalist Ontario 34.26 3.27 17879 Ontario Provincial Police, Napanee (Loyalist) detachment 0 0 167.79 268.47
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Ontario 35.04 2.28 67690 Ontario Provincial Police, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry detachment 1 1.48 153.64 231.94
Port Moody British Columbia 35.89 -1.7 35138 Port Moody Police Department 0 0 199.21 159.37
Terrebonne and area Quebec 36.72 -19.5 140301 Terrebonne Police Service 2 1.43 165.36 276.55
Colwood British Columbia 36.9 2.94 18276 RCMP, Colwood detachment 0 0 153.21 339.24
Richelieu-Saint-Laurent region Quebec 37.1 -5.47 209246 Richelieu-Saint-Laurent Police Service 2 0.96 252.81 244.21
Coldstream British Columbia 37.31 2.18 11461 RCMP, Coldstream detachment 0 0 253.03 148.33
Roussillon Regional County Municipality Quebec 37.68 -3.75 110144 Roussillon Regional Police Service 0 0 197.01 297.79
Port Hope Ontario 37.78 0.59 13860 Port Hope Police Service 0 0 173.16 274.17
Haldimand County Ontario 38.33 -12.06 48705 Ontario Provincial Police, Haldimand County detachment 0 0 195.05 234.06
Brighton Ontario 38.35 4.59 12691 Ontario Provincial Police, Northumberland (Brighton) detachment 0 0 157.59 299.42
Grey Highlands Ontario 38.38 11.12 10326 Ontario Provincial Police, Markdale (Grey Highlands) detachment 0 0 184 338.95
Comox British Columbia 39.05 6.05 14898 RCMP, Comox detachment 0 0 214.79 161.1
Thames Centre Ontario 39.26 10.78 14165 Ontario Provincial Police, Middlesex (Thames Centre) detachment 0 0 402.4 134.13
Châteauguay and area Quebec 39.47 -8.04 67409 Châteauguay Police Service 1 1.48 152.8 399.06
Beaumont Alberta 39.68 4.45 19791 RCMP, Beaumont detachment 0 0 146.53 318.33
Orangeville Ontario 39.9 5.75 30023 Orangeville Police Service 0 0 223.16 316.42
York Region Ontario 40.04 7.69 1150672 York Regional Police Service 11 0.96 212.31 227.69
Okotoks Alberta 40.25 -5.44 31124 RCMP, Okotoks detachment 0 0 186.35 202.42
Mephremagog Regional County Municipality Quebec 40.44 -17 35730 Memphremagog Police Service 0 0 148.33 207.11
Mascouche Quebec 40.68 -14.3 48313 Mascouche Police Service 0 0 285.64 420.18
North Perth Ontario 40.86 -14.11 14523 Ontario Provincial Police, Perth (North Perth) detachment 0 0 254.77 289.2
Sidney British Columbia 40.92 0.1 12179 RCMP, Sidney detachment 0 0 123.16 147.8
Mirabel and Saint-Colomban Quebec 41.91 2.56 71973 Mirabel Police Service 1 1.39 302.89 361.25
Prince Edward County Ontario 42.26 1.63 25282 Ontario Provincial Police, Prince Edward detachment 0 0 320.39 466.74
Tecumseh Ontario 42.4 19.11 24329 Ontario Provincial Police, Essex County (Tecumseh) detachment 0 0 394.59 127.42
Saanich British Columbia 42.57 1.98 121032 Saanich Police Department 1 0.83 180.12 299.09
Collingwood Ontario 42.64 -11.24 23472 Ontario Provincial Police, Collingwood detachment 0 0 166.16 353.61
Georgian Bluffs Ontario 42.9 25.21 10912 Ontario Provincial Police, Grey County (Georgian Bluffs) detachment 1 9.16 210.78 164.96
Durham Region Ontario 43.35 2.51 683604 Durham Regional Police Service 8 1.17 172.18 247.95
St. Clair, Lambton and area Ontario 43.49 11.52 51447 Ontario Provincial Police, Lambton detachment 1 1.94 400.41 235.19
North Vancouver District Municipality British Columbia 43.81 1.56 89435 RCMP, North Vancouver District detachment 1 1.12 333.2 192.32
Norfolk County Ontario 43.96 2.38 67661 Ontario Provincial Police, Norfolk County detachment 1 1.48 307.41 338.45
Brant Ontario 44.81 5.13 36796 Ontario Provincial Police, Brant County detachment 0 0 394.06 211.98
Kincardine Ontario 45.02 -3.2 12153 Ontario Provincial Police, South Bruce (Kincardine) detachment 0 0 287.99 312.68
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Quebec 45.5 -18 96605 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Police Service 2 2.07 285.7 271.21
Granby Quebec 45.62 -8.64 67733 Granby Police Service 1 1.48 289.37 227.36
Carleton Place Ontario 45.77 -4.06 11229 Ontario Provincial Police, Lanark County (Carleton Place) detachment 0 0 169.2 489.8
Laval Quebec 46.02 -11.1 432858 Laval Police Service 4 0.92 256.44 360.4
Saugeen Shores Ontario 47.38 -0.03 14852 Saugeen Shores Police Service 0 0 161.59 451.12
Quinte West Ontario 48.26 7.11 44562 Ontario Provincial Police, Quinte West detachment 1 2.24 204.21 320.9
Edmundston New Brunswick 48.53 -8.55 16871 Edmundston Police Force 0 0 272.66 355.64
Saguenay and Larouche Quebec 48.82 -9.25 148053 Saguenay Police Service 1 0.68 250.59 312.05
Cochrane Alberta 49.69 -2.75 30082 RCMP, Cochrane detachment 0 0 186.16 202.78
Cape Breton Nova Scotia 49.74 -8.89 96198 Cape Breton Regional Police Service 0 0 203.75 391.9
Mississauga and Brampton Ontario 49.88 7.27 1404628 Peel Regional Police Service 24 1.71 221.62 218.85
West Grey Ontario 50.28 18.36 13343 West Grey Police Service 0 0 494.64 232.33
Langford British Columbia 50.5 -6.64 40422 RCMP, Langford detachment 0 0 237.49 427.98
Strathroy-Caradoc Ontario 50.56 10.63 22681 Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service 0 0 401.22 282.17
Salmon Arm British Columbia 50.68 -15.68 19167 RCMP, Salmon Arm detachment 0 0 234.78 281.73
Québec City and area Quebec 51.1 -0.71 578781 Québec City Police Service 3 0.52 297.35 473.06
Thérèse-de-Blainville Regional County Municipality Quebec 51.28 -5.9 76099 Thérèse-de-Blainville Police Service 1 1.31 223.39 557.17
High River Alberta 51.51 -7.07 14263 RCMP, High River detachment 0 0 224.36 392.62
Longueuil and area Quebec 51.84 -13.71 421842 Longueuil Police Service 0 0 365.54 384.27
Delta and area British Columbia 52.68 -4.98 109674 Delta Police Department 1 0.91 330.07 204.24
Coquitlam British Columbia 53.49 -17.56 149450 RCMP, Coquitlam detachment 1 0.67 322.52 188.69
Sherbrooke Quebec 54.07 -3.62 166863 Sherbrooke Police Service 4 2.4 292.46 252.9
Airdrie Alberta 54.17 -7.37 70327 RCMP, Airdrie detachment 0 0 253.1 255.95
Morinville Alberta 54.25 -4.53 10661 RCMP, Morinville detachment 0 0 309.54 337.68
Winkler and Stanley Manitoba 54.45 8.75 13651 Winkler Police Service 0 0 271.04 336.97
Ottawa Ontario 55.64 5.98 1007501 Ottawa Police Service 16 1.59 276.13 270.07
Peterborough and area Ontario 55.97 -9.92 98581 Peterborough Lakefield Community Police 1 1.01 246.5 386.48
St. Albert Alberta 55.99 8.18 68815 RCMP, St. Albert detachment 0 0 331.32 245.59
Trois-Rivières Quebec 56.06 -7.02 136857 Trois-Rivières Police Service 2 1.46 356.58 377.04
Saint-Eustache Quebec 56.62 -0.3 44719 St. Eustache Police Service 1 2.24 328.72 579.17
Strathcona County Alberta 57.17 5.37 81393 RCMP, Strathcona detachment 0 0 286.27 291.18
Port Coquitlam British Columbia 57.26 -11.41 62626 RCMP, Port Coquitlam detachment 1 1.6 271.45 255.48
View Royal British Columbia 57.41 12.81 11386 RCMP, View Royal detachment 0 0 272.26 351.31
West Kelowna British Columbia 58.17 0.14 35377 RCMP, West Kelowna detachment 0 0 491.84 243.1
Tillsonburg Ontario 58.24 18.46 16898 Ontario Provincial Police, Oxford (Tillsonburg) detachment 0 0 242.63 455.68
Sooke British Columbia 59.84 7.07 14451 RCMP, Sooke detachment 0 0 297.56 463.64
Lake Country British Columbia 60.48 6.4 14828 RCMP, Lake Country detachment 0 0 451.85 303.48
Charlottetown Prince Edward Island 60.58 -27.04 39113 Charlottetown Police Service 0 0 242.89 483.22
Gatineau Quebec 61.63 1.74 282596 Gatineau Police Service 4 1.42 273.54 505.67
West Vancouver and area British Columbia 62.76 17.43 46643 West Vancouver Police Department 0 0 538.13 244.41
Barrie Ontario 63.17 15.24 147685 Barrie Police Service 0 0 306.06 365.64
Canmore Alberta 63.23 6.28 14761 RCMP, Canmore detachment 0 0 196.46 420.03
Thetford Mines Quebec 64.08 12.2 25624 Thetford Mines Police Service 0 0 339.53 866.38
Cobourg Ontario 64.67 24.09 20398 Cobourg Police Service 0 0 235.32 1034.42
Chestermere Alberta 64.74 23.52 21906 RCMP, Chestermere detachment 1 4.56 296.72 260.2
Toronto Ontario 65.91 6.97 2956024 Toronto Police Service 103 3.48 250.17 420.06
Lacombe Alberta 66.05 -1.6 13816 Lacombe Police Service 0 0 318.47 369.14
West Nipissing Ontario 66.45 30.9 15090 West Nipissing Police Service 1 6.63 404.24 284.96
Leamington Ontario 66.75 9.92 29110 Ontario Provincial Police, Essex County (Leamington) detachmeht 0 0 522.16 463.76
Temiskaming Shores Ontario 66.78 -1.85 10255 Ontario Provincial Police, Temiskaming (Temiskaming Shores) detachment 0 0 302.29 760.6
Guelph Ontario 66.93 23.73 140683 Guelph Police Service 1 0.71 534.54 312.05
Penetanguishene Ontario 67.02 6.25 9596 Ontario Provincial Police, Southern Georgian Bay (Penetanguishene) detachment 0 0 239.68 3313.88
Ingersoll Ontario 67.2 16.8 13693 Ontario Provincial Police, Oxford (Ingersoll) detachment 0 0 467.39 365.15
Squamish and area British Columbia 67.24 -27.44 21998 RCMP, Squamish detachment 1 4.55 259.11 409.13
South Huron Ontario 67.33 27.56 10577 Ontario Provincial Police, Exeter (South Huron) detachment 0 0 746.9 312
Halifax and area Nova Scotia 67.33 -1.72 430505 Halifax Metropolitan Area 7 1.63 238.79 459.69
Hamilton Ontario 67.79 2.51 567979 Hamilton Police Service 9 1.58 391.39 380.65
Pitt Meadows British Columbia 67.93 15.28 19924 RCMP, Pitt Meadows detachment 0 0 386.47 406.54
St. Thomas Ontario 68.81 27.77 41005 St. Thomas Police Service 0 0 587.73 404.83
St. Catharines and Niagara region Ontario 68.83 11.81 472448 Niagara Regional Police Service 2 0.42 447.24 225.63
Saint-Jérôme Quebec 70.01 -29.37 77476 St. Jérôme Police Service 0 0 388.51 757.65
Labrador City and area Newfoundland and Labrador 70.14 22.46 9922 Royal Newfoundland Constabulatory, Labrador detachment 1 10.08 473.69 665.19
Corner Brook Newfoundland and Labrador 70.52 -12.51 19579 Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Corner Brook Detachment 0 0 260.48 607.79
Bathurst New Brunswick 70.7 -9.77 12020 Bathurst Police Force 0 0 415.97 915.14
City of North Vancouver British Columbia 70.7 -0.57 57021 RCMP, North Vancouver City detachmeht 0 0 434.93 340.23
Burnaby British Columbia 70.98 -7.89 248071 RCMP, Burnaby detachment 2 0.81 529.69 275.73
Nelson British Columbia 72.16 -25.28 11439 Nelson Police Department 1 8.74 139.87 533.26
Woodstock Ontario 72.44 12.71 44247 Woodstock Police Service 0 0 492.69 214.7
Chatham-Kent Ontario 72.77 0.83 105445 Chatham-Kent Police Service 1 0.95 846.89 241.83
Kawartha Lakes Ontario 73.03 -12.15 27888 Kawartha Lakes Police Service 0 0 261.76 573.72
Summerland British Columbia 73.09 38.43 12334 RCMP, Summerland detachment 0 0 835.09 267.55
Kitchener-Waterloo and area Ontario 73.53 16.3 579145 Waterloo Regional Police Service 7 1.21 473.97 451.01
Montréal and area Quebec 74.53 -5.46 2029374 Montréal Police Service 32 1.58 365.19 349.02
Fort Saskatchewan Alberta 74.63 -12.52 26697 RCMP, Fort Saskatchewan detachment 0 0 299.66 464.47
Elliot Lake Ontario 74.69 8.18 11272 Ontario Provincial Police, East Algoma (Elliot Lake) detachment 1 8.87 345.99 576.65
New Westminster British Columbia 74.71 -29.38 77950 New Westminster Police Service 0 0 517 350.22
St. John's and area Newfoundland and Labrador 74.97 -3.03 208289 Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, St. John's Detachment 1 0.48 415.29 553.56
Midland Ontario 75.14 13.98 18117 Ontario Provincial Police, Midland detachment 0 0 287.02 662.36
Saint John New Brunswick 75.53 -14.73 70455 Saint John Police Force 1 1.42 317.93 833.16
Belleville Ontario 76.46 -15.21 53971 Belleville Police Service 0 0 376.13 361.31
Kingston Ontario 76.47 14.51 132943 Kingston Police Service 1 0.75 489.68 348.27
Cranbrook British Columbia 77.21 -4.17 21153 RCMP, Cranbrook detachment 1 4.73 260.01 732.76
Greater Sudbury Ontario 79.54 12.86 168141 Greater Sudbury Police Service 1 0.59 637.56 436.54
Richmond British Columbia 80.26 6.41 209838 RCMP, Richmond detachment 5 2.38 625.24 253.53
Strathmore Alberta 81.29 -17.92 14461 RCMP, Strathmore detachment 0 0 352.67 428.74
Powell River British Columbia 81.35 22.27 13854 RCMP, Powell River detachment 0 0 461.96 490.83
Brooks Alberta 82.58 16.76 14903 RCMP, Brooks detachment 0 0 308.66 785.08
North Bay and Callander Ontario 82.92 19.44 57697 North Bay Police Service 1 1.73 464.5 585.82
Swift Current Saskatchewan 83.01 -3.63 17342 RCMP, Swift Current detachment 0 0 271.02 599.7
White Rock British Columbia 83.06 26.37 20873 RCMP, White Rock detachment 0 0 531.79 282.66
London Ontario 83.74 6.88 414959 London Police Service 6 1.45 461.73 378.83
Campbell River British Columbia 84.18 4.08 35117 RCMP, Campbell River detachment 1 2.85 364.5 509.72
Sarnia Ontario 84.6 10.41 74682 Sarnia Police Service 0 0 701.64 472.67
Stratford Ontario 85.58 27.99 44654 Stratford Police Service 0 0 503.87 367.27
Langley and area British Columbia 85.84 1.64 129113 RCMP, Langley Township detachment 3 2.32 570.04 233.9
Medicine Hat Alberta 86.34 20.87 65426 Medicine Hat Police Service 1 1.53 495.22 417.27
Orillia Ontario 86.41 13.87 32930 Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia detachment 1 3.04 343.15 835.1
Estevan Saskatchewan 86.99 -13.24 11588 Estevan Police Service 0 0 112.19 586.81
Steinbach Manitoba 87 20.98 17223 RCMP, Steinbach detachment 0 0 586.43 447.08
Fredericton New Brunswick 88.7 26.95 62234 Fredericton Police Force 5 8.03 459.56 591.32
Miramichi New Brunswick 88.95 20.36 17677 Miramichi Police Force 0 0 729.76 554.39
Surrey British Columbia 89.5 -20.64 568158 RCMP, Surrey detachment 15 2.64 484.2 368.38
Calgary Alberta 89.51 28.56 1311833 Calgary Police Service 18 1.37 750.93 452.12
Hawkesbury Ontario 89.58 -4.52 10328 Ontario Provincial Police, Hawkesbury detachment 0 0 242.06 687.45
Abbotsford and area British Columbia 89.88 18.01 153866 Abbotsford Police Department 6 3.9 640.17 388.65
Mission British Columbia 90.85 -17.75 41860 RCMP, Mission detachment 0 0 444.34 645.01
Owen Sound Ontario 91.3 32.63 22039 Owen Sound Police Service 0 0 335.77 952.86
Whistler British Columbia 91.99 -34.08 13056 RCMP, Whistler detachment 0 0 237.44 788.91
Weyburn Saskatchewan 92.78 3.34 11059 Weyburn Police Service 0 0 235.1 488.29
North Cowichan British Columbia 93.31 18.48 31965 RCMP, North Cowichan detachment 0 0 610.04 691.38
Maple Ridge and area British Columbia 93.44 15.48 90630 RCMP, Maple Ridge detachment 0 0 634.45 555
Leduc Alberta 95.32 2.41 32680 RCMP, Leduc detachment 0 0 593.64 443.7
Brantford Ontario 95.58 7.7 104978 Brantford Police Service 2 1.91 643.94 574.41
Truro Nova Scotia 96.03 -1.19 12510 Truro Police Service 0 0 303.76 679.46
Courtenay British Columbia 96.18 11.61 27487 RCMP, Courtenay detachment 0 0 512.97 720.34
Thunder Bay and area Ontario 96.25 12.3 118253 Thunder Bay Police Service 8 6.77 500.62 616.47
Greater Napanee Ontario 96.67 28 16389 Ontario Provincial Police, Napanee (Greater Napanee) detachment 1 6.1 451.52 927.45
Sylvan Lake Alberta 98.61 21.79 16287 RCMP, Sylvan Lake detachment 0 0 466.63 558.73
Camrose Alberta 98.84 10.57 19232 Camrose Police Service 0 0 577.16 519.97
Spruce Grove Alberta 99.14 24.33 38031 RCMP, Spruce Grove detachment 1 2.63 588.99 418.08
Stony Plain Alberta 100.52 35.55 18501 RCMP, Stony Plain detachment 0 0 475.65 518.89
Kamloops British Columbia 100.76 -9.24 97842 RCMP, Kamloops detachment 1 1.02 321.95 656.16
Pembroke Ontario 101.41 38.63 14186 Ontario Provincial Police, Upper Ottawa Valley (Pembroke) detachment 0 0 697.87 754.26
Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) Alberta 102.44 -0.92 69035 RCMP, Wood Buffalo detachment 2 2.9 252.05 889.4
Cornwall Ontario 103.36 15.13 48012 Cornwall Community Police Service 0 0 474.88 670.67
New Glasgow Nova Scotia 106.14 15.94 11655 New Glasgow Regional Police Service 1 8.58 265.98 986.7
Amherst Nova Scotia 108.02 5.08 9555 Amherst Police Department 0 0 596.55 1266.35
Vancouver British Columbia 108.45 3.57 678308 Vancouver Police Department 15 2.21 645.13 448.47
Sault Ste. Marie Ontario 112.5 33.39 75646 Sault Ste. Marie Police Service 2 2.64 1111.76 650.4
Hinton Alberta 113.36 5.62 10140 RCMP, Hinton detachment 0 0 660.75 542.41
Moncton and area New Brunswick 114.78 38.7 122988 RCMP, Codiac Regional Detachment 2 1.63 733.4 792.76
Windsor Ontario 115.93 35.11 229787 Windsor Police Service 10 4.35 906.06 386.88
Brandon Manitoba 116.25 37.18 52311 Brandon Police Service 0 0 623.2 770.39
Victoria and Esqiumalt British Columbia 117.06 15.82 110916 Victoria Police Department 1 0.9 553.57 959.28
Summerside Prince Edward Island 117.59 3.38 15391 Summerside Police Department 0 0 552.27 773.18
Nanaimo British Columbia 117.85 14.83 98194 RCMP, Nanaimo detachment 1 1.02 799.44 630.38
Kelowna British Columbia 118.77 19.3 138513 RCMP, Kelowna detachment 1 0.72 785.49 523.42
Brockville Ontario 119.01 43.55 21639 Brockville Police Service 1 4.62 582.28 919.64
Parksville British Columbia 119.79 53.32 13152 RCMP, Parksville detachment 0 0 882 258.52
Moose Jaw Saskatchewan 121.16 23.25 35052 Moose Jaw Police Service 2 5.71 696.11 610.52
Fort St. John British Columbia 121.22 -12.28 21657 RCMP, Fort St. John detachment 1 4.62 512.54 983.52
Chilliwack and area British Columbia 122.99 19.99 95641 RCMP, Chilliwack detachment 3 3.14 666.03 548.93
Winnipeg Manitoba 125.16 36.32 753674 Winnipeg Police Service 22 2.92 805.12 426.71
Kenora and area Ontario 126.97 49.08 18911 Ontario Provincial Police, Kenora detachment 2 10.58 438.9 1607.53
Cold Lake Alberta 128.61 13.34 15205 RCMP, Cold Lake detachment 0 0 637.95 828.67
Edmonton Alberta 128.62 33.94 1004947 Edmonton Police Service 29 2.89 725.71 441.02
Vernon British Columbia 131.66 -0.34 42150 RCMP, Vernon detachment 1 2.37 723.61 540.93
Regina and area Saskatchewan 132.49 21.58 233170 Regina Police Service 5 2.14 924.65 552.39
Saskatoon Saskatchewan 133.08 20.77 268188 Saskatoon Police Service 8 2.98 965.74 463.85
Whitecourt Alberta 137.94 1.71 10259 RCMP, Whitecourt detachment 0 0 701.82 945.51
Timmins Ontario 138.3 53.77 42650 Timmins Police Service 4 9.38 783.12 841.74
Prince Rupert British Columbia 140.51 1.62 12826 RCMP, Prince Rupert detachment 0 0 436.61 2487.14
Penticton British Columbia 145.74 39.87 35475 RCMP, Penticton detachment 0 0 1119.1 498.94
Port Alberni British Columbia 148.4 17.3 18812 RCMP, Port Alberni detachment 1 5.32 1015.31 1004.68
Yorkton Saskatchewan 151.28 17.65 16673 RCMP, Yorkton detachment 0 0 413.84 1157.56
Langley British Columbia 154.19 -15.48 27818 RCMP, Langley detachment 0 0 844.78 571.57
Lethbridge Alberta 158.68 79.1 98960 Lethbridge Regional Police Service 0 0 883.19 1051.94
Prince George British Columbia 164.48 30.04 79450 RCMP, Prince George detachment 1 1.26 809.31 751.42
Dawson Creek British Columbia 165.68 23.64 12878 RCMP, Dawson Creek detachment 0 0 1195.84 908.53
Lloydminster Saskatchewan and Alberta 165.99 25.84 32633 RCMP, Lloydminster detachment 2 6.13 707.87 646.58
Terrace British Columbia 166.91 17.41 12373 RCMP, Terrace detachment 1 8.08 444.52 1511.36
Red Deer Alberta 169.76 12.41 104493 RCMP, Innisfail detachment 0 0 1246.02 649.8
Grande Prairie Alberta 172.68 24.67 67085 RCMP, Grande Prairie detachment 0 0 676.75 700.6
Selkirk Manitoba 192.8 50.7 10575 RCMP, Selkirk detachment 2 18.91 888.89 1257.68
Williams Lake British Columbia 203.65 -8.16 11309 RCMP, Williams Lake detachment 1 8.84 866.57 1140.68
Prince Albert and area Saskatchewan 238.04 43.84 37578 Prince Albert Police Service 2 5.32 1554.1 1123
Portage la Prairie Manitoba 262.84 90.91 13936 RCMP, Portage la Prairie detachment 1 7.18 1729.33 1578.65
Wetaskiwin Alberta 270.04 120.81 12895 RCMP, Wetaskiwin detachment 0 0 1527.72 1706.09
Quesnel British Columbia 291.83 111.91 10283 RCMP, Quesnel detachment 1 9.72 1779.64 1235.05
Thompson Manitoba 365.89 111.08 14146 RCMP, Thompson detachment 3 21.21 749.33 6538.95
North Battleford Saskatchewan 384.57 60.28 14439 RCMP, North Battleford detachment 0 0 2050 1946.12
*New data from the LaSalle police put the community’s crime severity index at 26. Statistics Canada will update its tables next year.

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