Reminders

Safety 2008 Supplementary

Safety: 2008 Archive - Supplimentary Information

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.

2-1 Motor Vehicle Theft Rate Per 100,000 Population, 1991-2006

Motor Vehicle Theft Rate Per 100,000 Population, 1991-2006 Safety Supplemental Graphs 2008 24 (2).jpg

 

 

 19911992199319941995199619971998
Waterloo Region279287319340480382465486
Ontario360385456510522528498443
Canada497518546550552608592550
 19992000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region625465535493418461350290
Ontario435412415382382338318303
Canada531522543516550531495487

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, CANSIM Table 252-0013

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2-2 Property Crime Rate per 100,000 Population 1991-2006

Property Crime Rate per 100,000 Population, 1991-2006 Safety Supplemental Graphs 2008 24 (3).jpg

 

 

 19911992199319941995199619971998
Waterloo Region54875757530142944723465041824322
Ontario56405369519749245013479042693875
Canada61605904557552575292527448804569
 19992000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region40413616354436993649357733912850
Ontario35763376326832343202296528142811
Canada42764081400439734121397037373588

Source: Statistics Canada, Table 252-0013

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2-3 Operating Cost ($) for Police Services per Capital: 2005, 2006

Operating Cost ($) for Police Services per Capita 2005, 2006 Safety Supplemental Graphs 2008 24 (4).jpg

 20052006
Waterloo Region176.08182.24

Source: MPMP Reports 2005, 2006

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2-4 % Generally Satisfied with Personal Safety, 2004

%Generally Satisfied with Personal Safety, 2004 Safety Supplemental Graphs 2008 24 (7).jpg

Waterloo Region96%
Ontario94%
Canada94%

Source: http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/85-566-XIE/85-566-XIE2005001.pdf
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/85-565-XIE/85-565-XIE2005001.pdf

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2-5 % Feeling Safe Walking Alone in Their Neighbourhood After Dark, 2004

%Feeling Safe Walking Alone in Their Neighbourhood After Dark, 2004 Safety Supplemental Graphs 2008 24 (8).jpg

Waterloo Region77%
Ontario90%
Canada76%

Source: : http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/85-566-XIE/85-566-XIE2005001.pdf
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/85-565-XIE/85-565-XIE2005001.pdf

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1-5 Vital Signs® Canada Original Data Sources

1-6 Vital Signs® Canada Original Data Sources - Where Waterloo Region Stands

II-4 Police Officers per 100,000

 199920062007
Kitchener CMA127143145

At 145 police officers per 100,000 in 2007, the number of police officers in Kitchener was 25.6 per cent lower than the national average (195) and 24.5 per cent lower than the provincial average (192). The rate was up 1.4 per cent from 143 in 2006.

Source for 2007 data: Statistics Canada. Police Resources in Canada 2007, pages 16 , 17 and 29.
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/85-225-XIE/85-225-XIE2007000.pdf
Source for 2006 data: Statistics Canada. Police Resources in Canada 2006, Table 4a, p.25.
http://dsp-psd.communication.gc.ca/Collection-R/Statcan/85-225-XIE/85-225-XIE2006000.pdf
Source for 1999 data: Statistics Canada. Police Resources in Canada 2000, pages 21, 38, 40 and 48.
http://dsp-psd.communication.gc.ca/Collection-R/Statcan/85-225-XIE/0000085-225-XIE.pdf

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II-5: Perceptions of Crime

 General Satisfaction with Personal Safety
 SatisfiedDissatisfied
Kitchener CMA296n.a

n.a implies that figures are too unreliable to be published

In terms of personal safety and perception of crime, in 2004, 96 per cent of persons in Kitchener felt generally satisfied with their personal safety. This was 2 per cent higher than the national and the provincial averages.

Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2004. cycle 18 overview: personal safety and perceptions of the criminal justice system. Information for provinces from the General Survey on Victimization, Cycle 18: An Overview of Findings, 2004 ,Table 4.

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II-7: Police Reported Hate Crimes per 100,000

Kitchener CMA2.6

At 2.6 hate crimes per 100,000 population in 2006, the rate in Kitchener was 16 per cent below the national rate of 3.1 hate crimes per 100,000 population.

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