These are the most "dangerous" cities in Canada in 2020

Nov 19 2019, 10:00 am

Canada isn’t typically known for being a country filled with danger. On the contrary, it’s often regarded as being one of the safest 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, Thompson, Manitoba is the most dangerous city in the country.

The report analyzed 237 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, Thompson, a town with a population of 14,146, has a CSI score of 570. By comparison, the national average is 82.44.

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 with two, and Alberta and Ontario with one.

Most Dangerous Cities in Canada 2020

As for Canada’s larger cities, Edmonton landed in the 25th spot, with a CSI score of 129, while Toronto trailed shortly behind in the 39th spot and a CSI score of 66. Both cities saw their crime rate rise from the previous tear.

Vancouver’s crime rate also increased from the prior year and now sits at 59th on the chart with a CSI score of 108. Montreal took the 63rd spot with a CSI score of 75 in addition to its crime rate falling from the previous year.

Finally, Calgary’s crime rate also rose, bringing it to the 71st spot with a CSI score of 90.

You can see the full chart, including how the rest of the cities fared here.