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Safety 2008

Safety: 2008 Archive

People cannot enjoy life if they feel their safety and security are at risk. Violent crime rates are one measure of safety. Property crimes, safety when driving, and general feelings of safety are other ways to measure safety.


Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

The Criminal Code Traffic Crime Rate measures such violations as dangerous operation of a vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, and impaired operation of a vehicle.

Criminal Code Traffic Crime Rate Per 100,000 Population, 1991-2006 Safety Survey Graphs 2008 15 (1).jpg

Approx Percent Change 1991-2006

  • Waterloo Region: -73%
  • Ontario: -59%
  • Canada: -54%
 199119921993199419951996199719981999
Waterloo Region713750696697305347294276266
Ontario599614609599542503445434306
Canada806774690643593549519468387
 2000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region269222212187186195187
Ontario308314294272262253245
Canada366388375370377376368

Source : Statistics Canada, Table 252-0013

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Violent Crimes measures assault, sexual assault and homicide incidents in Waterloo Region.

Violent Crime Incidence Per 100,000 Population, 1991-2006 Safety Survey Graphs 2008 15 (2).jpg

Change in Incidence Number 1991-2006

  • Waterloo Region: -254
  • Ontario: -287.3
  • Canada: -108
 199119921993199419951996199719981999
Waterloo Region882913899749618739749802669
Ontario1043104510521004962934909896853
Canada105910841082104710091002993982958
 2000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region690639573565620564628
Ontario887874829779746748755.7
Canada98498496996594 5950951

Source : Statistics Canada, Table 252-0013

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Emergency Medical Response Time (ambulance) indicates the average time for emergency medical services to arrive.

Emergency Medical Services Response Time in Minutes Safety Survey Graphs 2008 15 (3).jpg

 199620052006
Waterloo Region10.513.7512.8
Ontario Median10.511.211.1

Source: OMPI report 2006

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Police per 100,000 population indicates the level of policing in the community. Police levels and crime rates are not necessarily connected.

Graph:

 20012006
Waterloo Region143145
Ontario188192
Canada192195

Source: OMBI Report 2006

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