Safety

A sense of security and safety affects the quality of life in Toronto.

Why it matters:

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

       metropolitan areas.

    - 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

Street Health Programs and Services
Street Health works to improve the health and well being of homeless and under housed individuals in southeast Toronto by addressing the social determinants of health through programs, services, education and advocacy.
Teen Legal Helpline
We provide teens in Ontario with free and confidential legal advice so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
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