Toronto Neighbourhood Crime MapToronto home buyers want safe neighbourhoods, but what does a safe neighbourhood look like? How do you know what’s really going on behind closed doors?

I came across this Crime Map of Toronto today (thanks CBC), chronicling the incidence of assaults, sexual assaults, break and enter, robbery, drug charges, vehicle thefts and murder from 2004-2011. It’s not for the faint of heart (and definitely not for my mother to see).  It’s hard to believe what goes on right around us actually.

If you’re looking to get into Toronto’s real estate market and looking for a safe neighbourhood for your family, it’s better to be armed with the facts. So grab your cup of coffee, lock the doors, and check out the Top 10 Worst Toronto Neighbourhoods for Crime. 

I you want to see how your own neighbourhood fared, click on this Crime Map link for an interactive crime experience. And don’t worry, tomorrow we’ll look at Toronto’s Safest Neighbourhoods.

 

Worst Toronto Neighbourhoods for Crime – 2011

Rank Name Assaults
1 Waterfront Communities-The Island 892
2 Bay Street Corridor 554
3 Church-Yonge Corridor 535
4 Woburn 412
5 Downsview-Roding-CFB 402
6 West Humber-Clairville 390
7 West Hill 387
8 Moss Park 371
9 Kensington-Chinatown 369
10 South Parkdale 333

Rank Name Sexual assaults
1 Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown 75
2 Glenfield-Jane Heights 72
3 West Humber-Clairville 68
4 Church-Yonge Corridor 60
5 Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction 55
6 Brookhaven-Amesbury 52
7 West Hill 52
8 Downsview-Roding-CFB 50
9 York University Heights 49
10 Bay Street Corridor 47

Rank Name Break and enters
1 Bedford Park-Nortown 219
2 Islington-City Centre West 207
3 Downsview-Roding-CFB 187
4 South Riverdale 182
5 West Humber-Clairville 175
6 Kensington-Chinatown 166
7 Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction 162
8 Willowdale East 160
9 Annex 155
10 York University Heights 150

Rank Name Robberies
1 Bay Street Corridor 124
2 Church-Yonge Corridor 124
3 Glenfield-Jane Heights 120
4 Malvern 118
5 Woburn 107
6 York University Heights 99
7 Waterfront Communities-The Island 94
8 West Humber-Clairville 82
9 Yorkdale-Glen Park 81
10 Englemount-Lawrence 79

Rank Name Drug charges
1 Moss Park 302
2 Kensington-Chinatown 197
3 Waterfront Communities-The Island 148
4 South Parkdale 140
5 Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction 127
6 Downsview-Roding-CFB 126
7 Glenfield-Jane Heights 117
8 Bay Street Corridor 108
9 Church-Yonge Corridor 99
10 Black Creek 90
10 Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown 90

Rank Name Stolen vehicles
1 West Humber-Clairville 288
2 Islington-City Centre West 188
3 Yorkdale-Glen Park 137
4 Downsview-Roding-CFB 128
5 York University Heights 122
6 Rouge 91
7 Bendale 70
8 Milliken 67
9 Clairlea-Birchmount 66
10 Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown 62
10 Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction 62

Rank Name Thefts over $5,000
1 West Humber-Clairville 54
2 Flemingdon Park 30
3 Bay Street Corridor 29
4 Islington-City Centre West 23
5 Banbury-Don Mills 23
6 Annex 20
7 Elms-Old Rexdale 19
8 Bedford Park-Nortown 18
9 Waterfront Communities-The Island 17
10 North St. James Town 16
10 York University Heights 16

 

I grew up in a town of 6,000 people where we didn’t lock our doors at night. Do I still feel safe in Toronto after looking up the stats in my own neighbourhood? I do. But I still lock the doors at night.

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