MaClean's magazine recently did a cover story on regional crime in Canada. Interestingly crime per capita is very low in most medium to large cities. It's some small western and northern towns with high unemployment or other areas with pockets of poverty and high unemployment where the crime rate starts to soar. Here in Ottawa (city of 1 million) I would feel comfortable walking in any part of the city, at any time of day or night. The gangs here only seem to prey on other gang members. While there is some violent crime it seems to be all directed at those in the drug trade, or gangs. There is not a significant amount of randomly targeted serious violent crime. Employment opportunities and crime rates seem to be directly related.
Last edited by twowheels; 12-03-2018 at 04:44 PM.