The region of Halton is once again considered the safest place to live in the entire Greater Toronto Area and also the safest regional municipality in all of Canada. Halton’s crime rate is over 50% lower than the Canadian average, which is also going down.
During this time of year when we regroup with family and friends, let us all count our blessings and continue living productive and peaceful, civil lives. Halton residents should be proud of their safety record, their respect for their community and the people who reside in it.
Happy New Year 2011 to Everyone in Halton Region!!!
Halton is safest… again
For the fourth year, Halton has been ranked the safest place to live in the GTA and the safest regional municipality in Canada — by Maclean’s magazine in its 2010 ranking of Canada’s most dangerous cities.
Prince George, B.C., once again received the title of Canada’s most crime-ridden city, followed by Victoria, B.C., Saskatoon, Sask., Red Deer, Alta., and Regina, Sask. — Caledon, Ont., was listed as the safest city in Canada.
Crowell said traffic safety — not in Maclean’s ranking — is an area he’d like to see improved in Halton.
“Although crime rates are going down across Canada, our overall crime rate in Halton was 54.7 per cent lower than the Canadian average,” said Halton Police Chief Gary Crowell, explaining while police do play a role in preventing and deterring crime, crime rates can be influenced by many socio-economic factors.