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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 6%
Property crime 35%
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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.
IndexVancouver/100k peopleBritish Columbia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,2896,0404,223
Violent crime9811,1201,042
Property crime4,3084,9203,181

All Crime Incidents

StatisticVancouverBritish ColumbiaNational
Total incidents52,217439,2052,225,600
Incidents per 100k7,4718,5325,856
Change in 100k rate-14.9%-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)

StatisticVancouverBritish ColumbiaNational
All (12+ years)1,0621,2791,709
Youths (12-17)5626721,108
Adults (18+)1,0861,3221,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticVancouverBritish ColumbiaNational
Clearance rate252537
Clearance rate change-1.9%-2.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violent414458
Clearance rate property191927
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

  • Vancouver crime rates are 25% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Vancouver are 6% lower than the national average
  • In Vancouver you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Vancouver is safer than 52% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Vancouver has decreased by 5%

Vancouver crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Vancouver (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Vancouver

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Vancouver is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Vancouver is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Vancouver is 1 in 19

      Year Over Year Crime In Vancouver

      StatisticVancouverBritish ColumbiaNational
      Total-5.3%-8.3%-7.9%
      Violent4.2%-2.6%-3.6%
      Property-8.1%-10.0%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Anmore, BC2,5692891,2701,559
      Lions Bay, BC1,4633181,3961,713
      Belcarra, BC6953181,3961,713
      Musqueam 2, BC1,7843181,3961,713
      Coquitlam 2, BC53391,4901,829
      Bowen Island, BC4,2113861,6942,080
      Port Moody, BC39,2174361,9142,350
      Vancouver, BC694,4409814,3085,289

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Brampton, ON735,7547592,1992,958
      Mississauga, ON764,3424841,4001,884
      Winnipeg, MB775,4401,6784,4106,088
      Surrey, BC560,1509864,3325,318
      Québec, QC548,2448541,6662,520
      Vancouver, BC694,4409814,3085,289
      Source: The Vancouver, BC data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.