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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 20%
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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.
IndexThunder Bay/100k peopleOntario/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,1333,0864,223
Violent crime1,3187921,042
Property crime3,8152,2943,181

All Crime Incidents

StatisticThunder BayOntarioNational
Total incidents7,987595,8682,225,600
Incidents per 100k6,7274,0445,856
Change in 100k rate-13.7%-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)

StatisticThunder BayOntarioNational
All (12+ years)3,0861,3991,709
Youths (12-17)1,9058371,108
Adults (18+)3,1681,4441,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticThunder BayOntarioNational
Clearance rate564037
Clearance rate change20.0%0.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violent716158
Clearance rate property443027
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

  • Thunder Bay crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Thunder Bay are 26% higher than the national average
  • In Thunder Bay you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Thunder Bay is safer than 41% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Thunder Bay has decreased by 8%

Thunder Bay crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Thunder Bay (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Thunder Bay

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Thunder Bay is 1 in 76
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Thunder Bay is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Thunder Bay is 1 in 20

      Year Over Year Crime In Thunder Bay

      StatisticThunder BayOntarioNational
      Total-7.7%-8.7%-7.9%
      Violent5.7%-7.9%-3.6%
      Property-15.7%-9.1%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Oliver Paipoonge, ON6,4336181,7902,408
      Fort William 52, ON1,0718962,5963,492
      Thunder Bay, ON111,4991,3183,8155,133

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Delta, BC112,6916702,9443,615
      St. John's, NL109,5661,1032,8033,906
      Red Deer, AB107,8732,1098,83410,943
      Strathcona County, AB106,3167923,3184,110
      Strathcona County, AB106,3165542,3202,873
      Thunder Bay, ON111,4991,3183,8155,133
      Source: The Thunder Bay, ON data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.