Fine, Weston has more crime than the Junction. For now.

The CBC has released an interesting map of the crime in Toronto in 2011. It’s good news and bad news for Weston.

The good news: we have low rates of theft. There are few break and enters, thefts over $5000, and thefts of automobiles.

The bad news: we have high levels of arrest for assault, sexual assault, robbery, and drugs. 2011 was the summer of TAVIS, however, which put many more police on the streets, and would have led to increased levels of arrest, especially for drug crimes, which are often public. (The vast majority of assaults are domestic, not street fights.)

Averaging the crime rates┬╣ Weston is about the 35th most crime-prone neighbourhood in Toronto.

The most dangerous neighbourhoods are surprising. Bay Street is almost certainly the most criminal area in Toronto (make your own joke about bankers and lawyers). The financial district has a huge number of assaults, sexual assaults, and robberies. Baby Point/Lambton leads the city in murders per capita. The University of Toronto area is surprisingly unsafe, as is the North Riverdale area. Closer to home, the Elms area of North Etobicoke also fares very poorly.

Toronto remains one of the safest cities in Canada. Crime is at its lowest rate in 40 years, and only Guelph and Quebec City are safer Canadian cities. Kingston is Homs in comparison.



┬╣ I’m sorry, Dad. I know you would add 1 to the murder rate in Weston if you caught me doing this to numbers.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.