Crime, Safety and Security 2017

  1. Crime, Safety and Security – Introduction

    Introduction Our perception of safety at home, in our neighbourhood and on the road contributes to wellbeing and enjoyment of life. When we trust our surroundings and the people in our community, we build social connections and a vibrant Niagara. National Context: The national Crime Severity Index has fallen 78.2%...
  2. Crime in Niagara

    Overall Crime Rates and Violent Crime Rates The violent crime rate includes the category of violent offences which involve the use of force or threat against a person. The following table and graph illustrate the reported number of violent criminal code incidents per 100,000 population in Niagara and three comparison...
  3. Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    Calls to Police for Domestic Violence The Niagara Regional Police Service 2015 and 2016 Annual Reports provide information on reported domestic related incidents in 2015. Domestic Related Incidents in 2015 – 2016 2015 2016 Domestic related reports 8,456 10,918 Domestic related reports – Non-CCJS (Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics) 7,101...
  4. Emergency Services

    Calls to Police, Ambulance and Fire The following table reflects the number of unique events responded to by Emergency Medical Services (EMS), in Niagara and three comparison municipalities. The median is the middle value of figures provided by the 12 municipalities across Canada are a part of the Municipal Benchmarking...
  5. Feeling Safe and Secure in Niagara

    National Context The 2016 Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) National Report tracks Indicators from 1994 to 2014, across 8 Domains that align with the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The CIW includes community safety indicators in the Community Vitality Domain.  The national Crime Severity Index has fallen 78.2% since 1998,...
  6. Motor Vehicle Collisions and Fatalities

    Motor Vehicle Collisions The following table shows the number of motor vehicle collisions that occurred in Niagara in 2014. Collisions are divided into class of collision and fatalities or injuries. Also included are the number of registered vehicles in that year. These statistics are available for the years 2010 –...