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THUNDER BAY – October 17, 2010  -----  Maclean's Magazine has again filed in report on the most MacLeans Magazine Most Dangerous Cities Thunder BayDangerous City's in Canada.  Thunder Bay came in 23, not a number to be proud of, and ranked in the top four most dangerous city's in Ontario.

Thunder Bay is ranked #2 in Homicides in all of Canada per 100,000 populations, 99 cities were reviewed.

To be fair the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) have started Crime Mapping so that the residents can go on line and see what crimes have occurred in their neighbourhood. Except for Homicides, which are not listed on the list by the TBPS.  
 

Perhaps another reason the citizens of Thunder Bay have a false sense of security is that the Thunder Bay police refuse to provide timely information to all of the media, in particular online media which increasingly  is where people get their news. 

 Over the past week, several incidents reported by the TBPS, including an assault at the Macs store on Red River Road and Junot Ave, are not listed on their crime mapping feature.

 Considering that the TBPS state, “Knowledge is power in the effort to keep safe. The Thunder Bay Police Service is sharing important information on crime with our citizens.

“Now you can keep informed on crime and safety issues in your neighbourhood. The link below will take you to an easy to use interactive map showing where crimes are occurring in our community”.

Not listing crimes where they happen is going to reduce public confidence in the ability of the TBPS to do their job.

  Canada’s most dangerous cities: Homicide

Canada’s national rate is 1.8 murders per 100,000 population

  • 2 Thunder Bay, Ont. 182.08
  • 22 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 43.81 
  • 25 Toronto, Ont. 32.75

 Canada’s most dangerous cities: Sexual assault

The Canadian rate is 62 assaults per 100,000 population

  • 10 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 53.30
  • 21 Thunder Bay, Ont. 21.54
  • 52 Toronto, Ont. -9.73  

Canada’s most dangerous cities: Robbery

The Canadian rate is 96 robberies per 100,000 population, with robberies including anything from bank hold-ups to purse snatchings.

  • 10 Toronto, Ont. 103.35 
  • 12 Thunder Bay, Ont. 38.98
  • 43 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. -19.31

 Canada’s most dangerous cities: Breaking and entering

  • 38 Thunder Bay, Ont. 18.14
  • 39 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 16.40
  • 91 Toronto, Ont. -41.74

 Canada’s most dangerous cities: Auto theft

  • 56 Toronto, Ont. -25.95
  • 75 Thunder Bay, Ont. -46.57
  • 82 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

 

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 METHODOLOGY: Maclean’s obtained annual crime data from Statistics Canada for municipal police services serving the nation’s 100 largest populations, each encompassing a city or town of at least 10,000 people. Using 2009 rates per 100,000 people for six crimes—homicide, sexual assault, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, robbery plus breaking and entering—in each area, Maclean’s calculated the percentage difference from the national rate. The overall crime score ranking for the 100 communities was created in consultation with StatsCan, using its Crime Severity Index (CSI) score and calculating the percentage difference from the national CSI score.

 

 

1 Prince George, B.C. 90.41%

2 Victoria, B.C. 80.65

3 Regina, Sask. 73.35

4 Saskatoon, Sask. 68.85

5 Fort McMurray, Alta. 68.08

6 Kelowna, B.C. 64.95

7 Grande Prairie, Alta. 63.50

8 Surrey, B.C. 60.34

9 Chilliwack, B.C. 58.32

10 Winnipeg, Man. 57.08

11 Red Deer, Alta. 53.57

12 Nanaimo, B.C. 48.34

13 Edmonton, Alta. 48.00

14 New Westminster, B.C. 45.97

15 Belleville, Ont. 45.40

16 Saint John, N.B. 44.95

17 Burnaby, B.C. 39.04

18 Vancouver, B.C. 37.40

19 Lethbridge, Alta. 31.95

20 Kamloops, B.C. 31.62

21 Maple Ridge, B.C. 31.32

22 Brantford, Ont. 30.93

23 Thunder Bay, Ont. 29.05   ^^^^^

24 Montréal, Que. 28.54

25 Langley Township, B.C. 23.97

26 Abbotsford, B.C. 22.18

27 Cornwall, Ont. 21.46

28 Joliette, Que. 19.34

29 Saint-Jérôme, Que. 18.76

30 North Vancouver, B.C. 15.47

31 London, Ont. 12.33

32 Halifax Region, N.S. 11.45

33 Mirabel, Que. 7.94

34 Shawinigan, Que. 6.20

35 Windsor, Ont. 5.02

36 Drummondville, Que. 4.67

37 St. John’s, Nfld. 3.87

38 Chatham-Kent, Ont. 3.33

39 Sarnia, Ont. -1.33

40 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. -1.50

41 Hamilton, Ont. -1.77

42 Brome-Missisquoi, Que. -2.31

43 Fredericton, N.B. -2.79

44 Richmond, B.C. -3.53

45 Longueuil, Que. -4.71

46 Moncton, N.B. -4.99

47 Medicine Hat, Alta. -5.02

48 Trois-Rivières, Que. -5.20

49 Cape Breton, N.S. -5.40

50 Sudbury, Ont. -7.18

51 St.Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que. -7.49

52 Maskoutains, Que. -7.73

53 Coquitlam, B.C. -7.89

54 Victoriaville, Que. -8.04

55 Calgary, Alta. -8.50

56 Peterborough, Ont. -8.68

57 Toronto, Ont. -9.03

58 Granby, Que. -9.61

59 Gatineau, Que. -10.17

60 Delta, B.C. -11.60

61 Saguenay, Que. -12.07

62 St-Eustache, Que. -12.56

63 St. Catharines, Ont. -13.30

64 Sorel-Tracy, Que. -15.87

65 Kitchener, Ont. -15.88

66 Port Coquitlam, B.C. -16.06

67 Kingston, Ont. -16.15

68 Laval, Que. -16.44

69 St. Albert, Alta. -17.77

70 Barrie, Ont. -18.47

71 Sherbrooke, Que. -18.95

72 Thérèse-De-Blainville, Qc. -19.82

73 Ottawa, Ont. -21.68

74 Québec, Que. -22.46

75 Terrebonne, Que. -22.47

76 North Bay, Ont. -23.18

77 Sherwood Park, Alta. -25.23

78 Alma, Que. -25.92

79 West Vancouver, B.C. -27.41

80 Châteauguay, Que. -28.02

81 Durham Region (Oshawa/Whitby/Ajax), Ont. -30.89

82 Guelph, Ont. -32.15

83 Saanich, B.C. -33.96

84 Peel Region (Mississauga/Brampton), Ont. -35.18

85 Norfolk, Ont. (Opp) -36.05

86 N. Vancouver District, B.C. -38.30

87 Repentigny, Que. -38.33

88 Rimouski, Que. -40.27

89 Roussillon, Que. -40.50

90 Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, Que. -41.09

91 Blainville, Que. -41.58

92 Vaudreuil-Soulange, Que. -44.26

93 Innisfil, Ont. -44.40

94 Richelieu Saint-Laurent, Que. -47.72

95 York Region (Markham/Vaughn), Ont. -49.10

96 Nottawasaga, Ont. -49.68

97 Lévis, Que. -51.10

98 Oakville, Ont. -57.55

99 Wellington County, Ont. -57.79

 

 

http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/10/14/national-crime-rankings-2010/


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