MISSISSAUGA, ON – Research conducted by Safe City Mississauga reveals once again that Mississauga continues to be one of the safest large cities in Canada.
The Safest City Report is an annual publication delivered by Safe City Mississauga that examines the crime levels in Mississauga and compares them among other Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) in Canada for a particular year. The statistical crime data gathered from Statistics Canada and Peel Regional Police uses two standardized police-reported crime measures: crime rate and the Crime Severity Index (CSI), expressed in tables and graphs within the report.
In 2017, the overall crime rate for the city of Mississauga was 2,670.7 per 100,000 people, a 4.7% increase from 2016. Despite this increase, Mississauga’s crime rate was still nearly half of Canada’s national crime rate in 2017, 5,334 per 100,000 people, and remained below the crime rate of Canada’s largest CMAs: Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.
Mississauga had a total count of 20,244 Criminal Code Offences in 2017, excluding the Airport Division. Crimes Against Property continued to make up the majority of all Criminal Code Offences, representing 69.8%, Crimes Against Persons 19.1%, and Other Criminal Code Offences 11.1% – a pattern that closely follows occurrences in previous years.
The Safest City Report 2017 examines the data gathered and displays that the city of Mississauga remains as one of the safest cities in Canada. Safe City Mississauga continues to deliver its programs and services in partnership with Peel Regional Police and the City of Mississauga to help reduce criminal opportunity and criminal victimization in Canada’s 6th largest city.