C+
Total crime 9%
Violent crime 6%
Property crime 15%
Find Homes Find Rentals
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.
IndexHalifax/100k peopleNova Scotia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,823 (estimate)4,2204,223
Violent crime1,103 (estimate)1,2181,042
Property crime2,719 (estimate)3,0023,181

All Crime Incidents

StatisticHalifaxNova ScotiaNational
Total incidentsn/a57,2982,225,600
Incidents per 100kn/a5,8515,856
Change in 100k raten/a-0.4%-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)

StatisticHalifaxNova ScotiaNational
All (12+ years)n/a1,5901,709
Youths (12-17)n/a9681,108
Adults (18+)n/a1,6341,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticHalifaxNova ScotiaNational
Clearance raten/a3837
Clearance rate changen/a1.6%0.2%
Clearance rate violentn/a6158
Clearance rate propertyn/a2427
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

  • Halifax crime rates are 9% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Halifax are 6% higher than the national average
  • In Halifax you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Halifax is safer than 58% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Halifax has n/a

Halifax crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
The Halifax crime map provides an overview of all crimes (per 100k) in Halifax 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 Halifax crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a neighbourhood level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Halifax

See all the best places to live around Halifax

Compare Halifax, NS Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Halifax?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Halifax?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Halifax poll results

      Daily Crime In Halifax (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Halifax (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Halifax

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Halifax is 1 in 91
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Halifax is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Halifax is 1 in 27

      Year Over Year Crime In Halifax

      StatisticHalifaxNova ScotiaNational
      Totaln/a7.9%-7.9%
      Violentn/a18.5%-3.6%
      Propertyn/a2.6%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wallace Hills 14A, NS119022,2243,127
      Cole Harbour 30, NS2309792,4143,393
      Halifax, NS451,8521,1032,7193,823

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Laval, QC445,0507381,4392,177
      London, ON421,4561,2853,7205,005
      Markham, ON359,1116671,9322,599
      Québec, QC548,2448541,6662,520
      Surrey, BC560,1509864,3325,318
      Halifax, NS451,8521,1032,7193,823
      Source: The Halifax, NS data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.