A sense of security and safety affects the quality of life in Toronto.
For the seventh straight year, the Toronto Region had the lowest rate of police-reported crime among Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas:
- The crime rate in the Region dropped by 7% in 2013, to 2,941per 100,000 population, the lowest rate of any of the 33
- 80% of Torontonians feel at least somewhat safe walking in their communities at night.
2013 saw the highest number of youth killed by guns in a single year in more than 2 decades:
- 7 teens aged 16 and under were killed – some in broad daylight, some in front of dozens of witnesses.
- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014