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Total crime 532%
Violent crime 604%
Property crime 509%
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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.
IndexYellowknife/100k peopleNorthwest Territories/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26,70339,6244,223
Violent crime7,34310,8961,042
Property crime19,36028,7283,181

All Crime Incidents

StatisticYellowknifeNorthwest TerritoriesNational
Total incidents9,17627,2872,225,600
Incidents per 100k40,71960,4225,856
Change in 100k rate12.4%8.9%-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)

StatisticYellowknifeNorthwest TerritoriesNational
All (12+ years)4,1596,2271,709
Youths (12-17)1,1042,3521,108
Adults (18+)4,4456,6191,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticYellowknifeNorthwest TerritoriesNational
Clearance rate494937
Clearance rate change1.7%-3.0%0.2%
Clearance rate violent626158
Clearance rate property434327
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

  • Yellowknife crime rates are 532% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Yellowknife are 604% higher than the national average
  • In Yellowknife you have a 1 in 4 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Yellowknife is safer than 0% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Yellowknife has increased by 11%

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

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      Daily Crime In Yellowknife (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Yellowknife

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Yellowknife is 1 in 14
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Yellowknife is 1 in 6
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Yellowknife is 1 in 4

      Year Over Year Crime In Yellowknife

      StatisticYellowknifeNorthwest TerritoriesNational
      Total10.7%6.5%-7.9%
      Violent7.9%6.6%-3.6%
      Property12.0%6.4%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Detah, NT24712,20232,17044,372
      Yellowknife, NT22,3167,34319,36026,703

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Westmount, QC22,392233455688
      Mont-Royal, QC22,238233455688
      Saint-Lambert, QC22,4144087951,203
      Scugog, ON22,4365581,6172,175
      Brockville, ON22,4591,8715,4187,289
      Yellowknife, NT22,3167,34319,36026,703
      Source: The Yellowknife, NT data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.