Security Tips

Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2020

Every year Macleans.ca publishes an interactive tool of Canada's Most Dangerous Places.

Here are the cities with the highest Crime Severity Index (CSI) in Canada:

1. North Battleford, Saskatchewan
2. Thompson, Manitoba
3. Quesnel, B.C.
4. Wetaskiwin, Alberta
5. Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
6. Prince Albert & area, Saskatchewan
7. Williams Lake, B.C.
8. Selkirk, Manitoba
9. Grande Prairie, Alberta
10. Red Deer, Alberta
23. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
24. Regina and area, Saskatchewan
26. Edmonton, Alberta
69. Calgary, Alberta

Theft Statistics

  • In 2018 Saskatchewan had 10,080 break-in's (193/week)
  • In 2018 Alberta had 31,807 break-in's (611/week)
  • 66% of break-in's are forced entry and forced entry attempts
  • 34% of break-in's are unlawful entry (without force)
  • Break-in's occur in all areas of the City - not just the "bad areas"
  • Most Home break-in's occur when you are at work or travelling (daytime)
  • Most Business break-in's occur when you are at home (evening and weekends)
  • Farms, Cabins and Lake properties are especially attractive
  • 98% of break-in's occur though main floor doors and windows (often unlocked)
  • Thieves target the Master Bedroom
  • Thieves steal:
    • Cash and Credit Cards
    • Cars and Trucks or the contents in them
    • Fuel
    • Jewelry, designer clothes and sunglasses
    • Electronics such as TV's, Stereos, Computers, Video Game systems, Smartphones and Tablets
    • Tools
    • Sporting Goods
    • Cars and Trucks or the contents in them
    • Building Materials
    • Alcohol and Prescription drugs
    • Your Identity

Security Tips

  • Use Common Sense
    • If you lose a key, get the locks changed.
    • Ask all strangers for identification.
    • Never hide an extra key outdoors - especially underneath a mat or on top of a light fixture. This is the first place the bad guys look. Leave an extra house key with a friend or a neighbor.
    • DO NOT advertise on Facebook, Instagram or other social media that you are on vacation.
    • For insurance purposes take photos of the contents of your home.
    • Keep all receipts in a safe and easy to find location.
    • Write down the model and serial number of all electronics.
  • Make it Difficult
    • Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts.
    • Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows.
    • Install window bars on all basement windows.
    • Make sure all doors and windows are properly locked.
    • Keep your premises well lit at night.
    • Install timers that turn lights on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home.
  • Install a monitored Home Security system
    • 400% less likely to have a break-in.
    • up to 25% insurance discount.
    • optional ALARM.COM with automatic lights.
  • In case you do have a break-in:
    • If it looks like a door or window was forced open, DO NOT go inside. The Burglar may still be on site.
    • Call the Police from your cellular phone or from a neighbor's house and wait.


Source: Department of Justice, Statistics Canada, FBI, Insurance Institute of Canada, Macleans.ca

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