Crime is diving in 12 Division, according to the most recent batch of police statistics, even though crime across the city is, on the whole, unchanged on a year-to-year basis.
In Toronto, robberies and thefts over $5000 are up about 10%, while assaults and sexual assaults are down very slightly (murders, which are so rare as to be of very dubious statistical use, are down 44%).
In Weston, Mount Dennis, and the rest of 12 Division, the numbers are down almost across the board. Auto thefts are up 7%, but B&Es and robberies are down by about 25%. Sexual assaults have been reduced by 10%. Thefts over $5000 and murders, being very rare, have no value as indicators of a trend, but they are down substantially, too.
The statistics were released at the end of March, and measure crime on a year-to-date basis. Obviously, things good change, but the first quarter of 2017 was certainly very good indeed.