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Total crime 33%
Violent crime 30%
Property crime 34%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.
IndexEssex/100k peopleOntario/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,845 (estimate)3,0864,223
Violent crime730 (estimate)7921,042
Property crime2,115 (estimate)2,2943,181
Crime data for this area is not available from Statistics Canada, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.

All Crime Incidents

StatisticEssexOntarioNational
Total incidentsn/a595,8682,225,600
Incidents per 100kn/a4,0445,856
Change in 100k raten/a-11.0%-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)

StatisticEssexOntarioNational
All (12+ years)n/a1,3991,709
Youths (12-17)n/a8371,108
Adults (18+)n/a1,4441,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticEssexOntarioNational
Clearance raten/a4037
Clearance rate changen/a0.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violentn/a6158
Clearance rate propertyn/a3027
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

  • Essex crime rates are 33% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Essex are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Essex you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Essex is safer than 82% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Essex has not changed

Essex crime map

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The Essex crime map provides an overview of all crimes (per 100k) in Essex 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 Essex crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a neighbourhood level.

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      Daily Crime In Essex (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Essex

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Essex is 1 in 137
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Essex is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Essex is 1 in 36

      Year Over Year Crime In Essex

      StatisticEssexOntarioNational
      Totaln/a-8.7%-7.9%
      Violentn/a-7.9%-3.6%
      Propertyn/a-9.1%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      LaSalle, ON33,8383359711,306
      Kingsville, ON23,5024941,4301,924
      Amherstburg, ON26,0607002,0282,728
      Essex, ON22,0257302,1152,845

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Huntsville, ON22,0731,0893,1514,240
      Fort St. John, BC21,8581,7857,8409,625
      Kings, Subd. A, NS21,8311,0552,6013,657
      Mont-Royal, QC22,238233455688
      Red Deer County, AB21,7677703,2233,992
      Essex, ON22,0257302,1152,845
      Source: The Essex, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada 2020.