Guelph – Safest City to live In!
According to Statistics Canada, these cities have the lowest scores on the Total Crime Severity Index.
Top five safest cities
1. Guelph – 47.0
2. Quebec City – 52.2
3. Toronto – 54.9
4. Ottawa – 57.9
5. Barrie – 58.3
The crime severity index is measured by assigning weights to different crimes based on sentences. Each offence is multiplied by the weight for that crime. All weighted offences are added together and divided by the corresponding population total, then standardized to 100.
In fact, Guelph and Quebec City were the only two metropolitan areas with a lower crime severity index than Toronto. (The index measures the seriousness of crime by giving a higher weight to murder than, say, marijuana possession.)