B+
36%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
34%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
37%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.
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.
IndexOttawa/100k peopleOntario/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,6983,0864,223
Violent crime6937921,042
Property crime2,0052,2943,181


All Crime Incidents

StatisticOttawaOntarioNational
Total incidents36,873595,8682,225,600
Incidents per 100k3,5354,0445,856
Change in 100k rate-21.4%-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)

StatisticOttawaOntarioNational
All (12+ years)1,0181,3991,709
Youths (12-17)6968371,108
Adults (18+)1,0441,4441,757


Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticOttawaOntarioNational
Clearance rate354037
Clearance rate change-3.2%0.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violent526158
Clearance rate property273027
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.

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    Crime Quick Facts

    • Ottawa crime rates are 36% lower than the national average
    • Violent crimes in Ottawa are 34% lower than the national average
    • In Ottawa you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
    • Ottawa is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
    • Year over year crime in Ottawa has decreased by 16%

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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 145
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ottawa is 1 in 50
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Ottawa is 1 in 38

        Year Over Year Crime In Ottawa

        StatisticOttawaOntarioNational
        Total-16.4%-8.7%-7.9%
        Violent-20.9%-7.9%-3.6%
        Property-14.3%-9.1%-9.8%

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Chelsea, QC7,181236461697
        Cantley, QC11,7673486781,026
        L'Ange-Gardien, QC3,7684528811,333
        Gatineau, QC293,6959521,8572,809
        Ottawa, ON1,058,1266932,0052,698

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Edmonton, AB1,053,3921,2285,1446,372
        Winnipeg, MB775,4401,6784,4106,088
        Mississauga, ON764,3424841,4001,884
        Calgary, AB1,371,9908113,3954,206
        Brampton, ON735,7547592,1992,958
        Ottawa, ON1,058,1266932,0052,698
        Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.