The citizens of Montreal and Quebec city do not feel safe

News 24 August, 2017
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    Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 22:52

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    The people of Montreal are among the city dwellers who feel the least safe in the country, although the rate of serious crimes, less important than other canadian cities.

    According to a poll by Mainstreet/Postmedia, Montreal ranks 13th out of 15 canadian cities in terms of sense of security. In total, 43% of respondents indicated that they feel a bit of insecurity or a lot of insecurity in the metropolis.

    In comparison, only 14 % of the citizens of Ottawa, which occupies the top of the pad, have the same impression. It is at Winnipeg that the inhabitants are the most concerned, in a proportion of 55 %.

    The city of Quebec, for its part, is ranked at 11th position with 43 % of citizens who are concerned for their safety. The proportion of people who feel a lot of insecurity, however, is lower than it is in Montreal, where the best classification of the provincial capital.

    These data contrast, however, with the severity index of crime developed by Statistics Canada. Among other things, under this tool, Quebec gets a score of 45.2, compared with an index of 51.3 for Ottawa. The crimes committed in the federal capital are, on average, more severe than those committed in the national capital.

    Montreal, for its part, has a crime severity index of 57.8, while Winnipeg gets a score of 103.9, the fourth worst in the country.

    The survey was conducted among 2050 Canadians from 14 to 18 August, with the help of telephone interviews. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.16 per cent, 19 times out of 20.