Immigration News Canada today released its updated annual list of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in Canada. The list is based on the Crime Severity Index (CSI), released by Statistics Canada, which reflects both the severity and volume of police-reported crime in a given community.

Regrettably, the overall CSI for Canada increased in 2023, highlighting continuing trends in violent crime rates across certain areas.

“This list is an important resource for anyone considering relocating to Canada,” said a spokesperson for Immigration News Canada. “Understanding potential risks and crime rates is an important component of evaluating relocation options, particularly when it comes to finding safe communities to raise a family.”

Here is the list of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in Canada in 2024:

  1. Lethbridge, Alberta 
  2. Regina, Saskatchewan 
  3. Moncton, New Brunswick 
  4. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
  5. Winnipeg, Manitoba 
  6. Kelowna, BC 
  7. Abbotsford-Mission, BC 
  8. Greater Sudbury, Ontario 
  9. Thunder Bay, Ontario 
  10. Edmonton, Alberta 

Notably, smaller cities are becoming increasingly prominent on the list. Several factors drive trends in crime severity, including population growth, economic conditions, gang activity, drug trade, and changes in policing strategies.

Key Takeaways from the Report

  • British Columbia and Alberta dominate the list: Four out of the top ten most dangerous cities are located in these two provinces.
  • Ontario cities are on the rise: While Ontario has historically had lower crime rates than western provinces, cities like Greater Sudbury and Thunder Bay have seen a significant increase in their CSI rankings.
  • Smaller Cities Show Increased CSI: Cities like Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Red Deer and Kelowna have overtaken larger metropolitan centers, signalling a shift in crime patterns.

Safety Resources for Potential Immigrants

Immigration News Canada reminds potential newcomers that Canada remains a very safe country and is still lower than the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world, with the majority of communities boasting lower crime rates than many other comparable nations. To assist individuals in researching the safety of specific cities and towns, the following resources are available:

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