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Total crime 327%
Violent crime 221%
Property crime 362%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.
IndexQuesnel/100k peopleBritish Columbia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime18,0466,0404,223
Violent crime3,3471,1201,042
Property crime14,6994,9203,181
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

StatisticQuesnelBritish ColumbiaNational
Total incidents2,640439,2052,225,600
Incidents per 100k25,4938,5325,856
Change in 100k rate-18.7%-10.9%-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)

StatisticQuesnelBritish ColumbiaNational
All (12+ years)5,0731,2791,709
Youths (12-17)1,7966721,108
Adults (18+)5,3371,3221,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticQuesnelBritish ColumbiaNational
Clearance rate382537
Clearance rate change36.8%-2.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violent624458
Clearance rate property291927
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

  • Quesnel crime rates are 327% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Quesnel are 221% higher than the national average
  • In Quesnel you have a 1 in 6 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Quesnel is safer than 0% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Quesnel has decreased by 14%

Quesnel crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Quesnel (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Quesnel

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Quesnel is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Quesnel is 1 in 7
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Quesnel is 1 in 6

      Year Over Year Crime In Quesnel

      StatisticQuesnelBritish ColumbiaNational
      Total-14.3%-8.3%-7.9%
      Violent18.6%-2.6%-3.6%
      Property-22.1%-10.0%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cariboo B, BC4,0748583,7714,630
      Quesnel 1, BC1311,2715,5836,854
      Quesnel, BC10,4613,34714,69918,046

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bois-des-Filion, QC10,4606731,3121,984
      Bromont, QC10,4664669091,375
      Chester, NS10,4509382,3133,251
      Elizabethtown-Kitley, ON10,4376952,0122,707
      Ponoka County, AB10,4379163,8374,754
      Quesnel, BC10,4613,34714,69918,046
      Source: The Quesnel, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada 2020.