Great news. A year after the Toronto Police gutted local crime statistics and reporting, some of their website looks to have returned.
The police have created a new mapping site, which shows crimes that happened in the past week. The details are obscured, intentionally and accidentally. The location of crimes is not given precisely, and assaults remain lumped together, so domestic assaults and street assaults are indistinguishable. (Domestic assaults, if you ask me, are worrying, but in a different way from after-hours rumbles.)
But this is progress, and to be celebrated. And here, for the first time in 14 months, is the news this week in crime.
And… before we get there, let me remind you, since it’s been a year, that this is nothing to worry about. We live in the safest city in North America, and the 8th safest city in the world. You are safer now than at any time in the past 25 years. I present these crime facts to you trusting that you will interpret them wisely.
In the week to October 4, there was
- A stolen car from the area of Cruikshank Park on September 29, and another from Weston and Oak on October 3
- A large theft over $5000 from the area of the arena on October 2
- A robbery at about 1 in the morning near Jane and Lawrence on October 4
There was no reported crime in Mount Dennis.