Nasty mugging in the village

Muggings in Weston almost always go down the same way: after school, punks accost a young person on Jane or on Lawrence and demand her phone. Usually, there are no weapons. The most recent mugging was quite a bit different.

Police say that a 19-year-old male was stopped by two men at the intersection of Pine and William. One was armed with a handgun. The suspects stole the victim’s belongings and fled southbound on Pine, leaving the victim unharmed.

This mugging is unusual in several ways: it happened later in the day, at 10 pm. Most muggings happen after school. The suspects also showed a handgun. Finally, this mugging happened in the residential part of Weston.

That is all the bad news. Now some good (or less bad) news: This is the first mugging in two months (and it’s not likely a coincidence that it’s been two months since school got out). While the robbery rate in 12 Division is slightly higher than in Toronto as a whole, your chances of being mugged this year are exceedingly slim: about than 1 in 700–and much less if you’re not a teen.¬†This year, there have been 107 robberies in 12 Division (an area that includes many more, and much sketchier, neighbourhoods than Weston). ¬†12 Division is as safe as Montreal or Vancouver, and safer than many other cities. [1]




[1] There have been 107 robberies to date. 114,000 people live in YSW. It is the 223rd day of the year.



Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

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