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Total crime 32%
Violent crime 30%
Property crime 33%
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Crime data for this area is not available from Statistics Canada, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
IndexWaterloo/100k peopleOntario/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,863 (estimate)3,0864,223
Violent crime735 (estimate)7921,042
Property crime2,128 (estimate)2,2943,181

All Crime Incidents

StatisticWaterlooOntarioNational
Total incidentsn/a595,8682,225,600
Incidents per 100kn/a4,0445,856
Change in 100k raten/a-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)

StatisticWaterlooOntarioNational
All (12+ years)n/a1,3991,709
Youths (12-17)n/a8371,108
Adults (18+)n/a1,4441,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticWaterlooOntarioNational
Clearance raten/a4037
Clearance rate changen/a0.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violentn/a6158
Clearance rate propertyn/a3027
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

  • Waterloo crime rates are 32% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterloo are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Waterloo you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waterloo is safer than 77% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Waterloo has n/a

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

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      Daily Crime In Waterloo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterloo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterloo is 1 in 137
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterloo is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterloo is 1 in 35

      Year Over Year Crime In Waterloo

      StatisticWaterlooOntarioNational
      Totaln/a-8.7%-7.9%
      Violentn/a-7.9%-3.6%
      Propertyn/a-9.1%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Guelph/Eramosa, ON13,9994111,1911,603
      North Dumfries, ON11,6844511,3061,757
      Wellesley, ON12,3585111,4811,992
      Wilmot, ON22,8275331,5442,078
      Woolwich, ON28,4385431,5732,115
      Cambridge, ON140,2218072,3393,146
      Kitchener, ON259,1621,0733,1054,178
      Waterloo, ON118,2347352,1282,863

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Terrebonne, QC119,1355161,0071,523
      Delta, BC112,6916702,9443,615
      Thunder Bay, ON111,4991,3183,8155,133
      Saanich, BC125,8005602,4593,019
      St. John's, NL109,5661,1032,8033,906
      Waterloo, ON118,2347352,1282,863
      Source: The Waterloo, ON data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.