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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 41%
Property crime 14%
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Total crime includes all violent and property crime. Violent crimes include: homicide, murder, assault, robbery, kidnapping, extortion, harassment, threats and all other violent violations. Property crimes include: breaking and entering, theft, motor vehicle theft, fraud, mischief and all other property crime violations. Crimes not reflected in this table include: criminal code violations, traffic violations, federal statute violations and drug violations. This crime data is estimated based on Statistics Canada data.
IndexComox Valley A/100k peopleBritish Columbia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,3406,0404,223
Violent crime6201,1201,042
Property crime2,7214,9203,181

All Crime Incidents

StatisticComox Valley ABritish ColumbiaNational
Total incidents1,395439,2052,225,600
Incidents per 100k4,7188,5325,856
Change in 100k rate-4.5%-10.9%-9.8%
All crime incidents includes all violent and property crime as well as criminal code violations (child pornography, disturbing the peace, justice violations), traffic violations (impaired driving), federal statute violations and drug violations.

Persons Charged By Age Group (per 100k)

StatisticComox Valley ABritish ColumbiaNational
All (12+ years)7601,2791,709
Youths (12-17)2376721,108
Adults (18+)7961,3221,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticComox Valley ABritish ColumbiaNational
Clearance rate252537
Clearance rate change9.4%-2.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violent484458
Clearance rate property161927
More severe crimes such as robberies, assault and homicides are given more weight to the overall clearance rates. Less severe crimes such as vehicle theft, fraud and mischief are given less weight to the overall clearance rates.

Key findings

  • Comox Valley A crime rates are 21% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Comox Valley A are 41% lower than the national average
  • In Comox Valley A you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Comox Valley A is safer than 75% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Comox Valley A has increased by 1%

Comox Valley A crime map

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The Comox Valley A crime map provides an overview of all crimes (per 100k) in Comox Valley A based on estimates. Estimates include demographic data such as, but not limited to: home prices, median household income and population density. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Comox Valley A crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a neighbourhood level.

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      Daily Crime In Comox Valley A (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Comox Valley A

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Comox Valley A is 1 in 162
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Comox Valley A is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Comox Valley A is 1 in 30

      Year Over Year Crime In Comox Valley A

      StatisticComox Valley ABritish ColumbiaNational
      Total1.0%-8.3%-7.9%
      Violent39.1%-2.6%-3.6%
      Property-8.5%-10.0%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Comox, BC15,9385442,3892,933
      Comox Valley B (Lazo North), BC7,6147453,2714,016
      Nanaimo H, BC4,3478163,5844,399
      Cumberland, BC4,3318343,6654,499
      Qualicum, BC809114,0004,911
      Alberni-Clayoquot B, BC4759974,3815,379
      Comox 1, BC2281,0874,7745,860
      Comox Valley A, BC7,8206202,7213,340

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Les Cèdres, QC7,8184899541,443
      Coteau-du-Lac, QC7,8184859461,431
      Southgate, ON7,8286091,7642,373
      Arran-Elderslie, ON7,8116461,8712,517
      Puslinch, ON7,8052597501,009
      Comox Valley A, BC7,8206202,7213,340
      Source: The Comox Valley A, BC data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.