Guelph is one of the safest cities in Canada
New statistics show Guelph is one of the safest cities in Canada. New crime statistics from Statistics Canada shows that Guelph is one of the safest places to live in Canada.
Almost all metropolitan areas in Canada saw a drop in the crime rate in 2013, especially Guelph. The city has the lowest Crime Severity Index in Canada for a community greater than 100, 000 people; only just below Barrie.
In Guelph, the crime rate dropped 16% in 2013, compared to 2012.
In Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, the crime rate dropped 4% compared to 2012.
Nationwide, crimes like robbery, arson, assault, breaking and entering and terrorism crimes also dropped. Certain crimes did see an increase, including extortion, which increased child pornography offenses increased 21%.
Across the country, the overall volume and severity of crime dropped in 2013, and the national homicide rate is at it’s lowest level since 1966.
The only places crime increased was in the Yukon and Newfoundland and Labrador.