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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 16%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.
IndexGuelph/100k peopleOntario/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,5983,0864,223
Violent crime9247921,042
Property crime2,6752,2943,181
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.

All Crime Incidents

StatisticGuelphOntarioNational
Total incidents6,855595,8682,225,600
Incidents per 100k4,7154,0445,856
Change in 100k rate-12.1%-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)

StatisticGuelphOntarioNational
All (12+ years)1,8551,3991,709
Youths (12-17)5248371,108
Adults (18+)1,9621,4441,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticGuelphOntarioNational
Clearance rate444037
Clearance rate change-0.5%0.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violent716158
Clearance rate property333027
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

  • Guelph crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Guelph are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Guelph you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Guelph is safer than 75% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Guelph has decreased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Guelph (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Guelph

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Guelph is 1 in 109
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Guelph is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Guelph is 1 in 28

      Year Over Year Crime In Guelph

      StatisticGuelphOntarioNational
      Total-3.5%-8.7%-7.9%
      Violent25.8%-7.9%-3.6%
      Property-11.4%-9.1%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Puslinch, ON7,8052597501,009
      Erin, ON12,6073821,1061,487
      Guelph/Eramosa, ON13,9994111,1911,603
      North Dumfries, ON11,6844511,3061,757
      Centre Wellington, ON30,8964921,4241,916
      Woolwich, ON28,4385431,5732,115
      Milton, ON142,1285591,6182,177
      Guelph, ON147,9319242,6753,598

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lévis, QC149,3314639021,364
      Kelowna, BC145,6121,6457,2258,870
      Saguenay, QC145,1347441,4502,194
      Whitby, ON142,6076361,8412,477
      Milton, ON142,1285591,6182,177
      Guelph, ON147,9319242,6753,598
      Source: The Guelph, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada 2020.