Crime, Safety & Security 2014

  1. Introduction to Crime, Safety and Security

    Feeling safe and secure in our homes, communities, vehicles and surroundings helps us to enjoy living in Niagara. Knowing that emergency workers are available to assist citizens in crisis affects our perceptions of safety. Generally speaking, Niagara has low violent and property crime rates, compared to similar communities in Ontario,...
  2. Crime in Niagara

    Overall Crime Rates and Violent Crime Rates The Crime Severity Index issued by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics tracks changes in the severity of police-reported crime from year to year. It takes into account not only the change in volume of a particular crime, but also the relative seriousness...
  3. Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    Calls to Police for Domestic Violence The Niagara Regional Police Service 2013 Annual Report includes the following statistics: Family Violence: Reported Incidents 2013 Domestic related Calls for Service 9,543 Domestic related Reports 7,241 Non CCJS 5,669 Criminal Investigations 1,572 Criminal Investigations – Charges 1,062 Criminal Investigations – No Charges 510...
  4. Emergency Services

    Calls to Police Ambulance and Fire The 2012 OMBI (Ontario Municipal CAO’s Benchmarking Initiative) Performance Report describes Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as follows: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), often referred to as ambulance or paramedic services, provides emergency care to stabilize a patient’s condition, initiates rapid transport to hospitals, and facilitates...
  5. Feeling Safe and Secure in Niagara

    Elder Financial Abuse In 2014, the BeFAIR Project (Building an Elder Financial Abuse Intervention Response) undertook research on financial abuse of the elderly in the Niagara Region of Ontario, and developed an intervention program model to address and assist seniors who are victims of financial abuse. A total of 1,096...
  6. Motor Vehicle Accidents and Fatalities

    Motor Vehicle Accidents and Fatalities Fatal Injury Collisions in Niagara: A 15-year Analysis was released in May of 2014 by the Niagara Regional Police Service. It includes the following data and description: As can be seen in figure 1, from 1999 through 2013 there were 388 collisions resulting in 419...