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"Kanata North Rated the Safest Neighbourhood in Ottawa"

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Despite an increase in violent crime in 2016, Ottawa, Ontario is still perceived as one of the safest city in Canada, according to a Mainstreet/Postmedia poll of Canadians released in August 2017. As for actual crime stats, Statistics Canada calculates a “crime severity index” and in 2017 these numbers did bear out Ottawa being one of the safer large cities in Canada.

In order to determine the safest neighbourhoods in Ottawa (keeping in mind that it’s always best to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions, especially after dark) we used the 2016 Crime Trends Report for the City of Ottawa and City Wards released by the Ottawa Police Service. Specifically, we looked at “crimes against the person” which includes reported assaults, violations, and threats to personal safety.

Here are the Ottawa wards- and neighbourhoods- ranked the safest. After you’re done reading this article, you can check out available rental listings in these neighbourhoods in the Ottawa section on


How About the City of Ottawa

Ottawa is Rated the # 4 Safest City in Canada 

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Ottawa, Ontario




The 2015 Statistics Canada data shows that Canada’s capital, with a population of around 974,000, is its fourth-safest city.

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