Canada isn’t known for being a country filled with danger. On the contrary, it’s often regarded as being one of the safest countries in the world.
But even the safest countries come with their own share of crime and here in Canada, some areas are definitely more dangerous than others.
According to Maclean’s annual ‘Most Dangerous places in Canada‘ report, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, is the most dangerous place in the country.
The report analyzed 229 cities and communities in Canada from coast to coast.
Communities are ranked according to the Crime Severity Index (CSI), a Statistics Canada measure of all police-reported crime, which takes into consideration both the volume and seriousness of offences.
The list also measures out the crime rate for specific infractions, from homicide, theft, drug offences, and crimes committed by youth. The chart also tells you if a community’s CSI score has improved or worsened from the previous year.
According to Maclean’s, North Battleford, a town with a population of 14,535, has a CSI score of 353. By comparison, the national average is 70.96.
The report revealed that British Columbia and Manitoba are home to three of the top 10 most dangerous places in the country, followed by Saskatchewan and Alberta with two.
As for Canada’s larger cities, Vancouver’s crime rate has increased from the prior year, and now sits at 35th on the chart with a CSI score of 114.
Calgary is the 93rd ‘most dangerous place’ with a CSI score of 74. Montreal isn’t too far behind sitting at 97th place with a CSI score of 72. Both Calgary and Montreal saw their crime rates fall from the prior year.
Finally, despite seeing its crime rate rise from the prior year, Toronto is ranked 124th, with a CSI score of 59.
You can see the full chart, including how the rest of the cities fared here.