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Canadian Cities With Highest Crimes In 2022

Data gathered by a global quality of life website indicates the city of Brampton, Ontario, which overall falls in the middle in most categories, ranks higher in robbery, homicides and cocaine trafficking; and it is perceived to have one of the highest crime rates in the country.

Top 10 Canadian cities with the highest crime rates in 2022

The information, given by respondents to questions asked by the site *Numbeo, indicates Brampton ranks 10th in Canada for crime. Surrey, British Columbia tops the list. The site says the data was compiled through answers supplied by 510 people.

10. Brampton, ON

Brampton is a city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Ontario and is a lower-tier municipality within Peel Region. The city has a population of 656,480 as of the 2021 Census, making it the ninth most populous municipality in Canada and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe urban area, behind Toronto and Mississauga.

Crime rates in Brampton

  1. Crime Index: 54.95
  2. Safety Index: 45.05
  3. Why Is There So Much Crime In The City Of Brampton, Ontario?

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Brampton has been a dangerous city since the mid 90's and saying otherwise is ignorant.
-Reddit user

Brampton should be be number 2 on the list. I grew up in Brampton but moved to Toronto 5 years ago. Every time I go back I feel less safe even though I have become more mature and more street savvy. I feel like there's a larger concentration of meth-heads than there used to be in the downtown area. My family lives in the Chinguacousy/McLaughlin area, which still feels relatively safe, but there have been some attempted petty thefts in the area.
-Reddit user

It's perfectly safe in the part of Brampton I live in... if you live in a shitty area, you might not feel safe. But that goes for any city or town.
-Paul N.

9. Hamilton, ON

Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Hamilton has a population of 569,353, and its census metropolitan area, which includes Burlington and Grimsby, has a population of 785,184. The city is approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Toronto in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Crime rates in Hamilton

  1. Crime Index: 54.85
  2. Safety Index: 45.15

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Property crimes such as vandalism and theft is quite high and worrisome.
-Matt N.

8. Oshawa, ON

Oshawa is a city in Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario shoreline. It lies in Southern Ontario, approximately 60 km (37 mi) east of Downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area and of the Golden Horseshoe.

Crime rates in Oshawa

  1. Crime Index: 59.04
  2. Safety Index: 40.06

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My thoughts are not very good ones, property taxes in the north end are quite high, and have been for many years, the resources here are not very good, too much crime, too much traffic congestion, too many homelessness, the city looks like a disaster area. Tis been destroyed now. Nothing is going to be done on it, and no I have no idea or anything to say positive about the city of Oshawa, lake ridge health is not a very good hospital under staff too much of a high population in this city with one hospital, and not enough resources for the increase population, some of the roads are a disaster area.

Cost of living is high everywhere, I suppose not enough police workers to deal with the increase population. I do not understand if the province wants durham region to build up, where are the resources to sustain the population? No I do not think Oshawa is amazing, I have lived her for over 30 years, I plan to move out of here as soon as I am able too. I use to like living in Oshawa, not any more. Too dangerous!!!!! Nothing will get done about it, never does.

Stevenson area is dangerous. Mainly harassment, threats. But I think Stevenson is still safer than half of the cities in Ontario.
-Facebook Page follower

We used to do al fresco... Picnic in Oshawa but no more. Some Durham regions are not safe these days. But Ajax is surprisingly calm and nice.
-Fatima C.

7. Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. It is centred on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, near the longitudinal centre of North America. As of 2022, Winnipeg had a city population of 749,607 and a metropolitan population of 834,678.

Crime rates in Winnipeg

  1. Crime Index: 59.34
  2. Safety Index: 40.16

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Atually Winnipeg has the third highest police reported violent crime rate among the 15 cities polled, according to Statistics Canada. It has the highest violent crime severity index in the country. That's the indicator you really have to keep your eye open out there.
-Patrick C.

6. Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Sault Ste. Marie is a cross-border region of Canada and the United States located on St. Marys River, which drains Lake Superior into Lake Huron. Founded as a single settlement in 1668, Sault Ste. Marie was divided in 1817 by the establishment of the Canada–US border in the area. The region is a traditional territory of the Ojibwe (Indigenous people in what is currently southern Canada, the northern Midwestern United States, and Northern Plains).

Crime rates in Sault Ste. Marie

  1. Crime Index: 59.65
  2. Safety Index: 40.35

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5. Sudbury, ON

Sudbury, officially the City of Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Northern Ontario by population, with a population of 166,004 at the 2021 Canadian Census. By land area, it is the largest in Ontario and the fifth largest in Canada. It is administratively a single-tier municipality and thus is not part of any district, county, or regional municipality. The City of Greater Sudbury is separate from, but entirely surrounded by the Sudbury District. The city is also referred to as "Grand Sudbury" among Francophones (French Canadians from Ontario).

Crime rates in Sudbury

  1. Crime Index: 60.67
  2. Safety Index: 39.33

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Sudbury to me is the best and quiet place to be in Northern Ont yes there are bikers around especially in summer.
-Facebook Page follower

4. Kelowna, BC

Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. It serves as the head office of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The name Kelowna derives from the Okanagan word kiʔláwnaʔ, referring to a male grizzly bear.

Crime rates in Kelowna

  1. Crime Index: 61.38
  2. Safety Index: 38.43

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A federal report on crime rates across the country ranks Kelowna as worst in Canada when it comes to crime rate so I am not surprised.
-Facebook Page follower

DO NOT LIVE IN RUTLAND. This neighbourhood has a reputation for being low-rent... Dangerous and riddled with crime.
-Anna S.

3. Red Deer, AB

Red Deer is a city in Alberta, Canada, located midway on the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor. Red Deer serves central Alberta, and key industries include health care, retail trade, construction, oil and gas, hospitality, manufacturing and education.

Crime rates in Red Deer

  1. Crime Index: 62.09
  2. Safety Index: 37.91
  3. Cost Of Living In Red Deer

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It's a city full of rednecks, so be prepared for that. And be prepared for quite the "keeping up with the Jones's" mentality. I think that's a pretty good rundown. Probably a little biased because I've been here too long, but whatever. Good luck!
-Sarah A.

I still live here, I'm raising my kids here.. It's pretty much common sense. Don't hang out downtown after dark, especially if you're a woman or under the influence of something. Don't leave valuables laying around unlocked. Don't be a d**k.
-Osvaldo R.

2. Lethbridge, AB

Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. With a population of 101,482 in its 2019 municipal census, Lethbridge became the fourth Alberta city to surpass 100,000 people. The nearby Canadian Rocky Mountains contribute to the city's warm summers, mild winters, and windy climate. Lethbridge lies southeast of Calgary on the Oldman River.

Crime rates in Lethbridge

  1. Crime Index: 62.39
  2. Safety Index: 37.61

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1. Surrey, BC

Surrey is a city in British Columbia, Canada. It is located south of the Fraser River on the Canada–United States border. It is a member municipality of the Metro Vancouver regional district and metropolitan area. Mainly a suburban city, Surrey is the province's second-largest by population after Vancouver and the third-largest by area after Abbotsford and Prince George.

Crime rates in Surrey

  1. Crime Index: 63.66
  2. Safety Index: 36.34

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East Whalley, while an area in crisis, is not what you would call a no go zone. This by far the worst area of Surrey, but still has activity around and within it on a daily and nightly basis where there are plenty of average Joes and Janes in the parking lots and streets around the area..
-Facebook Page follower

Surrey (and the downtown Eastside of Vancouver) are the only two areas of Vancouver with a significantly serious reputation for crime. Would I walk through there during the day alone if I had to? Sure. But I’d sooner not. What are the chances I'd actually have a problem? Very small. Would I let my teenage daughter walk through there alone? NO.
-Reddit user

It depends on the area. Surrey is an area known for crime and drugs in general. South Surrey is pretty residential and safe, Whalley/Newton are not safe.
-Amanda W.

*Numbeo is a crowd-sourced website that looks at several years of community lifestyle issues including housing, healthcare and transportation.

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