Safest places to live in Canada include Burlington, Oakville

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Published August 17, 2023 at 11:06 am

Both Oakville and Burlington are among the safest places to live in Canada, according to a world statistics database called Numbeo. PEXELS PHOTO

When it comes to finding a safe place to live and raise a family, Oakville and Burlington are among the top 10 safest places in Canada.

According to the worldwide statistics database Numbeo, Oakville ranks third behind Quebec City and Coquitlam, B.C., while Burlington is eighth.

Rounding out the top 10 are Markham (4), Richmond Hill (5), Ottawa (6), Waterloo (7), Montreal (9), and Guelph (10).

To determine the rankings, Numbeo uses the Crime Severity Index (CSI), a tool used to measure police-reported crime in Canada.

The rankings were based on the total level of crime over the previous 36 months.

Places with scores below 20 are considered to have very low crime rates, while those with scores of 20 to 40 have low crime rates.

Those with scores of 40 to 60 have moderate crime levels and those with crime rates between 60 and 80 are considered high. Any area with rating up 80 has serious high crime levels.

The Safety Index indicates how risky it is for visitors and locals.

Oakville had a Crime Index score of 25.9, while Burlington’s was higher at 30.1. When it comes to the Safety Index scores, Oakville came in at 74.1, while Burlington was 69.9.

As for where both Halton Region locations rank in the world when it comes to rankings among the most dangerous cities, Burlington is 345th, while Oakville is 379th.

Canada still remains one of the safest countries in the world. Across the country, the CSI measure has improved in recent years, dropping 7 per cent from 2019 to 2020 and finishing with a value of 73.1 in 2021.

As for what are the top cities in Canada that have the highest Crime and Safety Index rankings?

Surrey, B.C. tops the list with a score of 63.8, followed by Lethbridge, AB. at 62.3, Kelowna, B.C. at 61.6, Red Deer AB. at 61.2, Sudbury at 60.7, Oshawa at 59.8, Sault Ste. Marie at 59.2, Winnipeg at 59.2, Abbotsford, B.C. at 55.8 and Kamloops, B.C. at 55.0.

 

Full List Of Canadian Cities With Crime & Safety Index

World Rank City Crime Index Safety Index
51 Surrey, Canada 63.8 36.2
65 Lethbridge, AB, Canada 62.3 37.7
74 Kelowna, Canada 61.6 38.4
77 Red Deer, Canada 61.2 38.8
79 Sudbury, Canada 60.7 39.3
84 Oshawa, Canada 59.8 40.2
88 Sault Ste. Marie, Canada 59.2 40.8
89 Winnipeg, Canada 59.2 40.8
107 Abbotsford, Canada 55.8 44.2
119 Kamloops, Canada 55.0 45.0
121 Hamilton, Canada 55.0 45.0
122 Brampton, Canada 54.9 45.1
134 London, Canada 53.6 46.4
142 Regina, Canada 52.7 47.3
148 Nanaimo, BC, Canada 52.3 47.7
165 Saskatoon, Canada 49.8 50.2
192 Moncton, Canada 47.4 52.6
194 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 47.1 52.9
195 Edmonton, Canada 47.1 52.9
207 Windsor, Canada 46.1 53.9
210 St.Catharines, Canada 45.9 54.1
229 Mississauga, Canada 43.2 56.8
231 Vaughan, Canada 43.0 57.0
235 Toronto, Canada 42.4 57.6
243 Halifax, Canada 41.6 58.4
245 Kitchener, Canada 41.5 58.5
253 Victoria, Canada 40.7 59.3
254 Vancouver, Canada 40.6 59.4
281 Kingston, Canada 37.9 62.1
287 Calgary, Canada 37.1 62.9
309 Guelph, Canada 34.4 65.6
329 Montreal, Canada 31.8 68.2
345 Burlington, Canada 30.1 69.9
351 Waterloo, Canada 29.7 70.3
352 Ottawa, Canada 29.5 70.5
359 Richmond Hill, Canada 28.0 72.0
360 Markham, Canada 27.9 72.1
379 Oakville, Canada 25.9 74.1
401 Coquitlam, Canada 23.2 76.8
422 Quebec City, Canada 16.4 83.6

 

Canadian Cities Crime & Safety Index – Source: Numbeo

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