Weston has long had a reputation as a bad neighbourhood. (I’ve long disagreed, but numbers only get you so far.)
As the year ends, we can compare crime rates to 2019. And they are good.
Crime rates, which were already low, fell considerably in 12 Division. Robberies, assaults, thefts, break-ins, sexual assaults and murders were less frequent. Only auto thefts were up.
There could be many reasons for this, but it’s noteworthy that rime rates were down across the city. Doubtless, the pandemic paid a role.
The police also solved more crimes this year. The clearance rate jumped quite dramatically, to 78%.