Area of Focus: Thriving
Crime Rate, 2006-2015 (per 100,000 of the Population)
Source: Statistics Canada, Incident-based crime statistics by detailed violations and police services, Ontario, CANSIM Table 25200077.
Why is this important?
- Residents of our community deserve to feel safe, valued, and included.
- The Region of Peel, Peel Regional Police and Caledon Ontario Provincial Police work together to protect everyone’s safety.
How is this measured?
- The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS), in co-operation with the policing community across the country, collects police-reported crime statistics through the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR).
- Peel Regional Police provides this data for Brampton and Mississauga, and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) provides this data for Caledon.
What progress are we making?
- There has been a steady decline in overall crime rates for Peel Region over the past few years, a trend that is similar to that of Ontario and Canada overall.
- According to Statistics Canada, in 2013, the police-reported crime rate nationally was at its lowest point since 1969.
- Changing policing practices and strategies, the rise of technology, unemployment rates, and our aging population are just some of the factors that may have contributed to this progress.1
- Peel Region’s police services continue to work with community partners to enhance crime prevention, increase community engagement and build healthy relationships with residents.
1Statistics Canada (2016). The Daily: Canada's Crime Rate: Two Decades of Decline. Accessed Online: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2015001-eng.htm.