For the eighth year in a row Halton Region has received the distinction as Canada’s safest.
Halton Regional Police made the announcement today as the region retained the title as safest regional municipality with a population of 100,000 or more, according to Stats Canada.
The report titled “Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2016”, provides a detailed overview of crime statistics as reported by police services across the country.
According to recently released data, Halton Region:
Had the lowest Crime Severity Index, Violent Crime, and Non-Violent Crime Severity Index when compared to Ontario’s ‘Big 12’ police services
They also Had the lowest overall, violent, and property crime rate
Nationally, Halton ranked 298 out of a total of 305 police services in terms of its overall Crime Severity Index.
Only seven communities in Canada with populations greater than 10,000 have lower overall CSI values.