Toronto Police want to know what Westonians think

The police of 12 Division are asking for input from the community. They have posted an online survey, which asks about the crimes of most concern to people who live and work in the area. The southernmost part of Weston, the area below Lawrence, is included in the boundaries of the survey, and 12 division will soon be taking responsibility for all of Weston.

The results hitherto are also posted on the police site. Residents are most concerned with drugs, murders, guns and aggressive driving: more than half of all respondents said they were “very concerned” about these issues. Prostitution and street vendors are the issues of least concern.

Of course, the survey results are far from scientific, as only people interested in crime (or reporting it) browse the police website, and the survey is open to anyone on the internet so long as they say they are from 12 Division’s purview. Finally, it appears that only 9 people have answered the survey at the time of writing–all the percentages are a multiple of 11.1%.

Caveats aside, the comments on the site are well-informed, and the writers obviously know their communities and have valuable suggestions. If you live or work in 12 Division (south of Lawrence, north of Dupont, west of Caledonia, and east of the Humber), you can complete the survey here.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.