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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 24%
Property crime 28%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from Statistics Canada.
IndexOttawa/100k peopleOntario/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,4223,4604,679
Violent crime8788881,155
Property crime2,5432,5723,524
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

StatisticOttawaOntarioNational
Total incidents46,113660,3872,438,520
Incidents per 100k4,4834,5346,487
Change in 100k rate6.6%0.6%5.4%
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)

StatisticOttawaOntarioNational
All (12+ years)1,1471,6071,961
Youths (12-17)8531,2261,605
Adults (18+)1,1721,6381,990

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticOttawaOntarioNational
Clearance rate364037
Clearance rate change-1.9%-2.7%-5.1%
Clearance rate violent506058
Clearance rate property293028
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

  • Ottawa crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ottawa are 24% lower than the national average
  • In Ottawa you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ottawa is safer than 63% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Ottawa has increased by 5%

Ottawa crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Ottawa (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ottawa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ottawa is 1 in 114
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ottawa is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ottawa is 1 in 30

      Year Over Year Crime In Ottawa

      StatisticOttawaOntarioNational
      Total4.6%0.6%5.1%
      Violent0.1%0.6%7.3%
      Property6.8%0.5%4.1%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chelsea, QC7,067337657994
      Cantley, QC11,4694629001,362
      L'Ange-Gardien, QC5,8675751,1201,694
      Gatineau, QC290,6971,1352,2133,348
      Ottawa, ON1,019,6938782,5433,422

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Edmonton, AB1,035,2981,5036,2977,800
      Mississauga, ON783,7825581,6162,175
      Winnipeg, MB771,0811,8934,9746,866
      Brampton, ON691,9579262,6823,608
      Vancouver, BC670,6421,1625,1056,267
      Ottawa, ON1,019,6938782,5433,422
      Source: The Ottawa, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada 2019.