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Crime in Brampton, Canada

Crime rates in Brampton, Canada

Level of crime
63.14 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
73.21 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
57.38 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
56.03 Moderate
Worries car stolen
44.92 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
52.14 Moderate
Worries attacked
54.04 Moderate
Worries being insulted
46.98 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
37.11 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
67.66 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
58.59 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
54.23 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
45.29 Moderate

Safety in Brampton, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.03 High
Safety walking alone during night
36.41 Low

Contributors: 269

Last update: December 2017

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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#Jim on Nov 20, 2017 :
Lived in Brampton in the 60s and the 70s, returned in the 2000s. Brampton was a beautiful (flowertown), large town on the outskirts of Toronto. It had good travel links to Toronto as well as to the other locations in Southern Ontario. Very low crime rates, reasonable property prices, reasonable taxes and decent schools and hospitals. My return in 2010 has revealed a completely different type of town, more a slum really. Overcrowded housing, schools have slipped down the education rankings, the Jamaicans have brought violence with them from Kingson Jamaica, the Indians seem to have cornered the job market etc. Frankly it is a pretty scummy place to live now and even the professional Asians are looking to move out. Of course, Canada was always overrated, but it was still a giant step up from Jamaica, India, Somalia etc. However, it is now a giant step down for most white migrants and Canadians. Pity really, it was a terrific town to live in, but now it has been swamped with third world scum.
#Jason on Nov 13, 2017 :
In years past, I've often heard many less than kind remarks about Brampton from friends. Despite that, I chose to move there several years ago. That's when I began to understand why.

The lack of common courtesy in this city is really sad and there is a general attitude that has become quite ingrained. You hold the door for someone and half the time they look at you as if you're an alien from another planet and walk in without a word. This just isn't the kind of place I want to live. So I decided to move a few months ago. When I told several customers of mine that I was moving to another city, two of them (which happened to be of South Asian decent) asked me if I had realized that I'm not brown? I was speechless. This racist/prejudice attitude is also easily seen if you browse Kijiji apartment ads. I was looking for apartments for a white friend of mine and what I kept seeing were ads that said something to the effect of "Indian only" in their listings. Disgusting!

I have many Indian friends and I feel for them on how much their community has been brought down by all the bad apples in this city. One of which is a nurse at BCH. And she tells me all the time how disappointed she is in her community and how they bring the problems upon themselves. Another friend of mine who is Indian has decided to move his family out of Brampton as well. He told me he had enough after a situation that occurred in Chinguacousy park with his family. An older Indian man who was sitting on the grass with his friends, got up and urinated in the park. My friend told me he confronted the man and told him what he was doing was wrong. The man then retorted that his generation has no respect. My friend was furious and told the man he's the one without respect. No respect for the laws here nor for doing what he did while his daughter was playing in the park.

So I'm really not surprised that this city is getting worse. Especially with these spoiled kids joining gangs, acting like they're living in the ghetto when they're living in their parents million dollar homes. Here's an idea, why not make your parents proud? Whether or not Brampton is the ghetto, it's certainly headed in that direction.
#Anon on Nov 13, 2017 :
Stop complaining about the browns and blacks, we barely do anything. Because of you racists a lot of INNOCENT people are shocked of how fast your mouths run. Keep it shut if you got nothing nice to say, all I was using this was for a school project and I get this bs.
#Anonymous on Nov 10, 2017 :
I don’t know what to say about this city... It’s just a disaster that this point. It’s like you can’t even own a vehicle without knowing that it will be broken into. I’m not sure what drives these people to steal from the good man who works hard. Let me clarify I’m not a rasicst, but I’m shocked at how these Blacks and Indians carry themselves. Cameras caught an brown guy breaking into a car the other day, this is like the 4th car jacking that I’ve heard about this week from my neighbor hood alone!

Don’t get it twisted, there are a lot of hard workers out there, but somethings just bother me, like the drug use.

The amount of times I’ve seen marijuana abuse in public places is just horrendous. There’s no way that I’m able to walk through a park without fear of being robbed by the gangs that are smoking and doing drugs on the benches.

Also, I’m not sure if Brampton can be considered that safe anymore, the amount of stabbings and killings you hear of have are rather scary.

You’d think these people would fear the consequences to their actions right?
#anonymous on Nov 03, 2017 :
Brampton is a slum. Indians and Africans are extremely nasty people who would rather die before taking pride in their properties. Home ownership means absolutely nothing to these people who park on their lawns, never cuts lawns, has weeds growing all over their property with the garbage bins being the decor for their homes. The double parking on the streets because there are 10 people who drives living in a 3 bedroom house, which comes with 2 car lots. Then you have the Jamaicans who play music until 2am or they drive around with music blasting from their cars. OMG! I took public transit and almost collapse due to the smell of spices and smelly odor I had to endure. This is my 1st time living in a predominantly Indian/black neighbourhood and I will make this my last.

I recently went to purchase a house in a new development up by Mayfield but the moment I saw my potential neighbors I lost all interest. There are some nice neighborhoods in Brampton but make certain you do your research about where to live. One place to avoid is a community with a lot of renters. I live in a townhouse complex where majority of the homes were purchased by Indian/Chinese investors who turn the properties into rooming house and its the worst. This community is worst than the Village at York. Jane/Finch is not even comparable to what the few of us home owners must tolerate.
#Nigger on Oct 26, 2017 :
Jamaican Niggers should swallow cyanide pills. You're of worthless value to society.
#Dear anonymous on Oct 06, 2017 :
Ofxourse you don't the issues of minorities... Your white
#To the white boy on Oct 06, 2017 :
How old are you? I mean are
You a old white dinosaur or a oblivious going white person?
#Anonymous on Oct 05, 2017 :
I've sent out a bunch of resumes recently trying to find something new to get out of my current job - not a single response. Strange that my privilege is not driving anyone to break down my door to give me offers - but it makes me wonder if I had a more 'diverse' name maybe I might have gotten a call back. So yea, I do feel like I need to change my name. Being white does not help you get a job in the GTA, not when everyone is an equal opportunity employer. about 10 years ago everyone at my work had to fill out a survey. it had 3 questions. Are you a minority? Are you handicapped? Are you a woman? I felt the need to write "sorry" at the bottom after answering no to all 3. How can you claim whites have privilege when companies don't even hide the fact that they'd prefer anyone BUT you. And I've been pulled over for no reason before ... surprise surprise. cop thought I had weed ... I didn't. yup - this happened. and i'm white! No one gets pulled over for listening to music. People SHOULD get pulled over for listening to loud, angry music. Know what? you can hear your music fine at a volume that doesn't leave your car. Blaring it out the window with F bombs and nigger this and that is fucking antagonistic, people have their kids in the car and these dicks think the street is their own personal club. This is not a right - and again, another thing that keeps racism alive and well. I get just as pissed off when white people do that too believe me, but black/browns have a WAY higher rate of blaring offensive music out of their cars. I guess they NEED to do this because they don't have white privilege, or due to another one of these complex minority issues I can't possibly understand.
##dearnontwhitepeople on Oct 05, 2017 :
Brampton is 2/3's "non white" Check your privilege.
#DearWhitepeople on Oct 05, 2017 :
Do you get pulled over because your listening to your music? NO because you got privilege.
#Dear White People on Oct 05, 2017 :
... Do you have to change your name on a resume just so you will get hired....NO. Because you have white privilege.
#Dear White People on Oct 05, 2017 :
If you cant see how brown and black people are oppressed by a white system, its because you have privilege and are blind to the experiences. You have become the sheep.

Anonymous is saying that this shit happened sixty years ago, but then the comment below is using the N word... this shit is alive today, and just because its not as overt, doesn't mean its not real.

This is why us minorities cant be hating on each other, because that's the systems plan to make us fight amongst each other and not unite. And not just minorities, White people too. We need a coalition to unite for minority issues. I don't believe all white people are racist, a lot have un learnt that behavior. But the once that don't realize their privilege can fuckk off.

#BlackANDBrownCoalition
#Anonymous on Oct 04, 2017 :
Seems to me that non-whites don't seem to understand the issues that white people face that basically obsolete any notion of systemic privilege. Just saying over and over again that it exists doesn't make it exist. Just saying over and over again that there are mystical, highly complex reasons for increased levels of school dropout/violence/gang involvement in minorities that can't possibly be understood by whites also, doesn't make it true. Whatever bullshit reasons you're claiming are excuses - any systematic repression is long gone. I'm almost forty and it was long gone when I was just growing up in Brampton. So its been gone a while. All because repression happened at some point, doesn't mean you get to claim it for all the generations of your family until the end of time because you aren't strong enough to compete legally for all things people strive for in our society. You want to own something? Work and buy it. Finish school ... yeay we know its tough. Its tough for everyone -- everyone hates high school - either the social aspect or the academic always will make everyone hate it. Everyone gets pressure - to steal, do drugs, drink, ... it applies to everyone. I think some people simply can't conceive that white people just have a higher likelihood of steering through these obstacles, and focusing themselves to school, or work, or something productive. Not because of privilege ... it's just will power/effort. Its so easy to stand on the sidelines, watch white people succeed and say 'oh ... it's cause they're white' ... know how insulting that is to someone like me who's worked every day since he was 15 ... part time always through all high school and most of university ... then immediately to full time afterwards and ever since. I hate my job right now but i'm still doing it because I have responsibilities. Black people claiming white people still have some kind of privilege is what helps keep racism alive. Admit its a level playing field right now and focus your energy on competing, rather than just ranting about things that applied like 60 years ago.
##DearNiggers on Oct 04, 2017 :
Minority Issues in Canada that lead to crime are only pussing ass faggots who complain about a system that oppresses them. If you live in a ghetto like Detroid, you have an excuse for Crime. You made Scarborough, Jane and Finch and Brampton areas a Ghetto, not because of minority issues in Canada, because you're Niggers.
#Dear white people on Sep 30, 2017 :
You have to much systemic privilege to notice your bigotry and don't understand minority issues that lead to crime. Go do some reading and stop acting like your perfect. Truth hurts I know. If your not gonna be a ally .... Fuck off
#To anonymous from May 16 on Sep 30, 2017 :
Ummm no ... Brampton wasn't a
Christian place hillbilly. This is all indigenous land. So for you to be like go to country that aligns with your beliefs is hippicrotical. Anyone who lives here should put indigenous native beliefs over anything because we are all guests. I don't care about a dumb paper passport stating otherwise. And Noone care if your 8 generation Canadian. That means ur 8 generation as a guest. Remember that you European entitled idiot.
#To bajoob on Sep 30, 2017 :
The anti blackness in our community is huge. Because when we ( south Asians) were colonized black people 5000 years ago by white people. 5000 years of rape, brainwashing and mixing made us forget we were originally black and taught us to hate darker shades. Basically stop the anti blackness and take some damn accountability. Last time I checked it was a lot of punjabis bringing in drugs and weapons through trucking business. Both the black and brown community are involved in the crime
and white ppl too. Your just to anti black to notice. We better off building brown and black coalitions to make a change. Not divide and conquer because you feel powerful hating...
#Bajooob on Sep 16, 2017 :
As a brown man, this city was nice. White folks and brown people lived happily together. Once the Jamaican Niggers started moving in, the town went to shit faster than aids spreading in Africa.
#Anonymous on Aug 23, 2017 :
when compared to other extremely dangerous places like South side Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, etc Brampton is safe. but in a general sense, Brampton is not a very nice place to live.
#Anonymous on Aug 22, 2017 :
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/02/09/brampton-home-hit-by-bullets

How does poverty and lack of education explain shooting blindly at windows? Oh, i'm so poor, so i'll get a gun and shoot at that house. Oh, I didn't have access to the free education in this country, so i'll get a gun and shoot at that house. such crap - different backgrounds/cultures have different values. Driving a few days ago next to a cadillac escalate around castlemore and humberwest pkwy ... rolled down the window to listen to the lyrics they were blaring out the window, all I heard was blah blah blah "n-word" blah, blah blah, "pistol on my lap" .... here's an idea, want people to stop using the n-word? STOP SAYING IT. want people to disassociate black people from violence? stop singing about shooting people! start at home - mothers, tell your children that singing a word over and over again may not result in it leaving the dictionary. Sick and tired of hearing about how these kids are little angels when they get shot or arrested - no one I know is perfect or even close but this asshole in the escalade is WAY the fuck off - and somehow he has money for an escalade. i'm sure he got it through hard work. hahahahahahaha.
#brampton for love on Aug 19, 2017 :
Brampton is safe. period. Stop downplaying and over criticizing it with no facts. Every city has some pockets that are prone to higher crime due to unfortunate things like poverty, lack of education, etc. - most of the time these are system failures rather that an ethnic community issue. Every person should have the opportunity to go to school & eat a healthy meal. There will always be certain individuals who opt the wrong path and get into drugs and crime instead of focusing on schooling and success. These 'bad apples' don't make the entire city or a community a "dump" as some people have called it here. We have a justice system in place that needs to act appropriately to take care of these bad apples and put them on the right path.

Take it on yourselves to be a good example for your neighbors & kids. Do good & be good. Stop pointing fingers and ask yourselves if the way you talk, behave, interact, act in society is something that you would like your kids to emulate. If you see that there are many things you would not want them to do, then start making those changes yourselves. Brampton has boomed over the past 15 years like very few other cities in north America - take credit for the good work that you have all done & continue to do. Spreading negativity instead of taking positive actions will not yield any progress, so take the responsibility as a citizen to do everything to contribute positively to the society & the progress of the city & our country.

PS - Haters can go suck it. 99.9% of you have never contributed anything to the society. You did not volunteer or donate anything for the progress of the community/city/country, but you feel entitled to have and spread negativity. Sad! Start contributing first.
#Anonymous on Aug 14, 2017 :
The people complaining are kind of funny. It's more anger at not being able to afford to live in Oakville and the like. Brampton is full of factories, not sure what kind of environment you guys are expecting given the workforce?
#sparky mcflux on Aug 10, 2017 :
You racist Bastards, if you don't like living with south asians/east Indians, then move. You are free to do so, just like they are. It's your choice to live where you want. Why would you want to stay? If you hate your neighbors so much, move. I personally do not like them very much, I hate the ignorance, rudeness, selfishness and hygiene habits that come with being raised in that culture, in comparison with the ethnicities we have traditionally had immigrating to Canada. I also know that the next generation is closer to our traditional values, and within 3-4 generations maximum, they will be wearing deodorants, showering daily, holding doors for people and even thanking the people who hold the doors for them. But in the mean time, they have to live somewhere. To stay in their chosen settlement area and complain about it, is just
stupid imo. You are free to move, go. What does complaining like a racist bigot achieve exactly?
#Bill on Jul 27, 2017 :
I feel Mississauga has become worse. Especially around Square 1. / Cooksville.
#Anonymous on Jul 03, 2017 :
I've been living here for over 40 years.Brampton isn't the same nice place anymore we are being taken over and everyone knows what l mean.It's not fair to the rest of the citizens who are all different backgrounds of people. There's one group that are dominating every one else.Brampton is screwed. Wait until we get a east Indian mayor????lm lost for words.it's a nightmare.
#Anonymous on May 19, 2017 :
Yup - Trudeau knows how to get his votes, he always has the right looking people standing very close in any photo op. That's all you need - a famous daddy and be surrounded by one of each visible majority (not a typo) to get their votes. Plus anyone under 25 will vote for him regardless cause they can't fathom aligning with conservatives. That only happens later in life.
#Anonymous on May 16, 2017 :
The thing is your right, Canada was based on Christianity and it is just crazy to come here and want to change that. Why come here and change everything?? Go to another country to is aligned with your beliefs. BUT guess what they are changing everything. The fist thing the new mayor that I am ashamed to admit voted in, was remove the Lord prayer cause it's offensive. To who but yet every day, month and hour we are forced to acknowledge yes another South Asian traditional celebration. OK elephants in the streets of brampton.....has anyone watched videos in Indian if those elephants going while and trampling the crowd. As the previous person mentioned.

My parents came here worked hard and did the Canadian thing. Not trying to change everything about Canada. Again, if Canada is not for you there are other places to go but to try and change it is crazy.

Guess what as long as Trudeau needs votes, we have no say...minority will win.

Our tax money is being spent in all difference types of ways we are opposed to but again if he can bring in more refugees and they vote. It's a sure win!!!
#Anonymous on Apr 15, 2017 :
Not too concerned about the accuracy of the stats. I go more based on my own observations of the gradual decline in the past 30 or so years, and from what the older generation who've been here since the 70's tell me. It's going in a bad direction and it's wrong to ignore it.

And to the other guy ... I didn't say anything about sticking to your own race and religion; i'm going to stop posting after because i'd rather not deal with having words put in my mouth. I'm saying multi-CULTURALISM is a load of crap. People can be different races and religions and still share a culture. Not every religion can, because some are more comparable than others. My family immigrated here, worked hard, became citizens. What we didn't do is try to change the place to make it more like the place we left. When I heard about people bitching in a grocery store saying the Christmas carols offend then, that's when I first realized something was wrong. Then when the grocery store STOPS playing the carols, that's when I realized we're screwed. And anyone who says this doesn't happen is wrong, I have good friends who've been in grocery management for years and it does.

If many races/religious live together and share things like major holidays, values, work ethic, language (maybe not at first, but willingness to learn must be there), a love of hockey or baseball, an understanding of Canadian history, all these things combine to form a culture. When a group moves in and starts changing things to accommodate them, refusing to learn the language, creating little pockets of their old home that gets bigger and bigger, that's when things fall apart.
#Anonymous on Apr 15, 2017 :
hey guys. the data for this site is off and based on fearful ppl continually adding their perceived fears. this site says brampton has higher crime then other cities known for crime. i've been tracking with peel police data and it's off.
#Anonymous on Apr 15, 2017 :
So you are all for everyone just stick to their own race and religion!!! Interesting....well, there are a lot of mixed couples out there. Not sure what they would do!! They would have to separate. Lol.

To be honest, I wish there was one way for the government control it so that one culture could not live in one area. That would help with better tolerance.
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2017 :
.. And i'm also going to add some thoughts on a broader but related topic. Argument c) multiculturalism does not appear to be a concept that works well; rather it seems to gradually break a society down. I believe this to be analogous to a tug of war, when one side is pulling in one direction, while the other side has some people pulling away, some left, some right, some up, some down. Different cultures have different values. Different values translate into different priorities, standards, ethics. Merging different cultures in a society just puts up more walls between its members. People already isolate themselves into groups by gender, family, social status - these are unavoidable lines that divide people and create "us versus them" friction in certain situations. If the goal is to have a safe/stable society, we should be working on minimizing the number of things that create these dividing lines. Why do some schools have uniforms? Part of the reason is to eliminate ridicule that would go to kids who can't afford the best clothes. Most kids hate the uniform while they're in school, it reduced their ability to individualize, but creates stability. I believe in general a more uniform society would be more stable ... multiculturalism really only benefits those that are benefited by population growth, i.e. politicians. More people = more votes, more taxes = more income. I'd be interested to hear an argument that's pro-multiculturalism. I'm kind of sick of having my taxes pay for commercials that tell me I need to value diversity, without any insight as to why.
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2017 :
You know how you can tell a good debater? Watch for the one who starts calling the opposing side stupid. Resorting to name-calling is just childish, it doesn't exactly emulate brilliance sorry to tell you. I've written some quickly worded messages on here because I have some spare time and I like to share my opinion, not trying to fix anything. I don't pretend to have insight on people's education based on what they jot down on here. I know i'm logical and I know i'm rationale. You're not going to convince me otherwise by calling me names. If you'd like to try your hand at a logical argument as to how i'm wrong on the actual points i'm contending please go ahead. I'm not on here arguing that: a) you are left-wing or b) carding is/isn't happening in Brampton. My argument is a) that there is a trend that indicates violent crimes are more likely to be committed by certain racial groups and b) that tactics to control this, if they are to be effective, may require some processes (such as carding) that are not popular with some because they brand it as an infringement of their rights, which I don't believe it to be. Or more specifically, that it is a fair infringement on privacy so as to improve public safety. By all means if you feel like debating those points go ahead and tell me how i'm wrong. If you don't feel like engaging, simply don't post anything (if you feel embarrassed as you said, this will be the best way to avoid embarrassment). Try not to find the typo, grammatical error, or sentence where I could have worded something better and hone in on that, because what's the point? This should be a forum for discussion. I'm not asking you to proof-read an essay here.
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2017 :
And at the end of the day Peel has carding so your original post was just some personal issues for you, huh?
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2017 :
Er...I'm a conservative on the moderate right politically???? I grew up with cops and we debate this all the time. Me not engaging with you is because I can tell you're not educated enough and are deluded into thinking you are logical and rational and I must be from the left. In fact typing this out is embarassing. I'm sure you'll fix things bud. Have a great Easter.
#Anonymous on Apr 13, 2017 :
Damn - guess my whole point isn't valid anymore. Bravo. So if I say (and these numbers are just for example purposes) that 80% of violent crimes are committed by black people and 20% are committed by white people, which is disproportional to their percentage makeup of the population, that would be a stronger point than saying that for every violent crime committed by a white person, 4 black people commit one? Man, too many rightophobes in here. Any opinion that deviates from the far left needs to be labelled as pure racist ... except when it's carefully worded, then you need to find something like misuse of proportions versus ratios ... how about you admit the trend exists, and talk about some real ways to correct it?
#Anonymous on Apr 12, 2017 :
Learn the difference between proportions and ratios and you wouldn't have to type all that on an anonymous site
#Anonymous on Apr 11, 2017 :
I figured my "talk good" and "read book" would be recognized for jokes that they were. Guess my humour was too subtle.

I'd like to see some proof/stats that show white people commit more crimes by ratios. But OK - just to put the focus where it belongs, i'm really only concerned about violent crime. I'm less concerned about fraud, possession of marijuana, and all those other less severe crimes that are more evenly distributed. But violent crime is definitely skewed to be higher in certain ethnic backgrounds. But there are instances where white people make up the higher proportion - serial killers for example, seem to typically be white people.

And yes, show your ID. People will complain that 'they're not doing anything wrong' ... but if you're too concerned about things like too many cops in the area, showing your ID, being watched too closely, the reason you're concerned about that is because you want the freedom to do something wrong (because you're thinking about it). Same reason people get nervous when there's a cop on the road and you've had a drink. But if you're driving, doing the speed limit, have your licence, all registrations up to date, and you see a cop on the road you're thinking very differently. You're not worried at all.

And i'm not saying card just black people ... i'm saying take the areas with higher crime and measure the ratios of the criminals arrested from that area. Then card people who match the ratios. That's a simple scientific approach. What's the alternative? Let things be? Sure ... then trends will continue. If you don't recognize the trends that your retarded.
#Anonymous on Apr 10, 2017 :
And that anon's English was okay. Same level as April 5ths anon actually. You use too many broken sentences though.

And it's 'speak well'. Not 'talk good'. Good lord, what area of Brampton are you guys from.
#Anonymous on Apr 10, 2017 :
So bc you share the same skin colour you should be carded? Lmao, I think ppl have no idea between race and culture AT ALL. And white ppl in Brampton are underachievers, no idea what you're crying about. Most did not go to uni, when I graduated hs 6 years ago. Most do construction, I truly envy them /s.

''Too bad, show your ID' lol. White ppl commit the most crime based on 'ratios'. Too bad, show your ID.

My only gripe with Brampton is it's hard to live in a large brown population when you aren't brown. I won't be raising children here. Other then that...Brampton is Brampton.
#Anonymous on Apr 05, 2017 :
Did that anonymous on Mar 24th say all white kids want to be ball players and rappers? Seriously? Take it from a white guy who grew up in Brampton, friends with a wide mix of people, zero of my white male friends ever wanted to be ball players or rappers. Know what we did do? Got jobs at 15 in a grocery store. Kept going to school, worked part time. Spent the little bit of money we made on the weekends, just having fun. That's the problem with all those (haha) white people who want to be ball players and rappers ... they don't seem to realize that while that's fine to be your dream, you need to work (like, a real job, thats hard, and you might not enjoy it) just for the VERY LIKELY POSSIBILITY that your dream doesn't pan out. It's like people saying "i'm gonna be a lottery winner when I grow up".
Zero of my female friends injected their asses and lips. Although that is typically what you see when you see a white girl dating a black guy. They steal your style, music and creativity? Are you basing your entire world view on a particular high school, or just the video for 'pretty fly for a white guy'? Damn ... it make me laugh. Stop butchering the English language! Learn to talk good! Spell good. Read book.
Also apparently Anonymous is implying that injecting asses is an attempt to "look like us" ... so I guess that would be a comment saying all black people have huge asses? That's just nonsense.
No race is perfect. Problem is the ratios. Society must act based on ratios to control crime. That why carding in my opinion is just fine. If you're in a high crime area, and you're from a background that has higher ratios of crime, too bad, show your ID. If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about.
#Anonymous on Mar 24, 2017 :
Thank you, but that's black women...not girl . . . lol anyway....i Also wanted to point out that assimilation is the problem with new comers to this county. I was born here but my parents came here and did the Canadian thing, yes we still respected our culture but they also respected canada.it was a privilege to come here. Now the borders are open to every nation who are not willing to adapt and making it fight when it does not have to be. No one's wants to feel out of place in their own city. Brampton is not designed for blacks it's for South Asians to have a mini India here. And culturally they are different but we are forced to adapt. Again....equality??????
#Anonymous on Mar 24, 2017 :
Educated black girl you said it well. I laugh at all these white people who want blacks to dissappear. They steal our style, music, creativity etc. And their children all aspire to be Ball players and rappers. That must make dem cracker Jack's loose sleep every night. They tan and inject their asses and lips to look like us and then hate us.....it make me laugh.
#Anonymous on Mar 24, 2017 :
Crime is equal among blacks, Indians and whites. I am an university educated employed "black" women, wife and mother. We work hard to afford our home, vehicle and take care of our children etc. My Husband's car got broken into and they are breaking into houses daily on our street. I live in fear of these things. Such ignorance to say if one race were not to exist the city would be far better off. The city is made up a mixture of people and in every culture good, bad and Ugly. So the statement all blacks are not good is old and tired. Yes some of their attitudes / behavior are horrible, there are some that do work and some desire to work and contribute to life. they are constantly challenged with these ignorant attitudes....so they have prove they are a worthy black person to be hired. Yeah we say equality matters to whom????
#Anonymous on Feb 26, 2017 :
Home invasion - 3 black guys. http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/7159221-police-investigating-armed-home-invasion-in-brampton/
Carjackings, some dude named Vaishnavan Suthagaran and his 17 year old buddy who can't be named of course. http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/7159295-two-brampton-men-arrested-in-connection-with-multiple-carjackings/
#Tia on Feb 15, 2017 :
I made a comment here about a year ago after living in Brampton for about three months. Now a year has past and I thought I owe everyone an update.

Someone ask how did I resolve the loud music issue. First, let me clarify. The people that were living next door were a brunch of adults who like shacking up (aka rooming house). Well! lets just say one neighbor had enough of their BS and decide to take matters into her own hands and for 7 months my street has been so quiet, you can hear the sound of a pin drop.

Double parking on the street was also a big issue in my townhouse complex. We called the city who refused to take action as they claim its a new development. We continuously call management but nothing was done. Well! lets say the same lady mentioned above had enough and decided to take matters into her own hands....lmao...sorry I am laughing like crazy typing this...lol....there are 2 houses on the block which are rooming house and since everyone drives they have nowhere to park so they block the avenue. This woman at about 1am went knocking at their door to the point where the police got involved. After that altercation we have almost no issue with double parking.

I have been here now for 1 year and 2 months and I have to say I have fallen in love with Brampton. I have learned so much and Brampton have taught me not to run away when things gets "rough" because everywhere you go there are LOSERS. I have three friends who lives in Vaughan and they too have issues with neighbors who park on lawn, do not cut grass and who hoard garbage. My mother-in-law lives in an expensive community in Toronto have a white neighbor who is a loser. This man never cuts grass, breed dogs in his back yard, put up the ugliest patio with black fencing around the property. Every summer I go by my mother-in-law looks over his yard and start cursing. I have lived in predominately white neighborhoods and see nasty people. The last rental I had was 90% white people yet the building was dirty, management was horrible. I lived on that building for 1 year and I never washed my clothes in that laundry room because of how disgusting it would be. (I am not the type to mention race but since this forum is about race I have no choice) The only radio station I listen to is 640 AM and if you guys ever hear the stories of horrible neighbors you will know Brampton is no different from other cities.

Over the year I have made friends with Indian, black and white who are all successful women contributing to society. I might not stay too long in Brampton but I am definitely not moving because the city is predominately South Asian. I am moving back to Toronto because my husband and I have decided to start our family and we want our children to be close to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. When my moving day arrive I will definitely miss here but I will still visit.

Like everywhere else in the world Brampton is a beautiful city with good and horrible people. But if we work together, support the people who truly has the guts to stand up to those about to turn our communities into ghettos, we will be amaze by what we can accomplish.

When that black lady went over to complain about the loud noise an argument developed and almost the entire community came to her rescue. By all of us joining hands the loud music stopped, double parking stopped. They even moved away after a year. The house is now empty and up for sale.

***LETS WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE CANADA THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH****Do we really want our children growing up knowing hate like our parents? I grew up in a mixed family where all I knew is love.

Before I exit I just want to say a person's skin color is not a reflection of their character because I have some horrible white family.
#Anonymous on Feb 12, 2017 :
I grew up in Brampton and lived there for 25 years, left in 2010 and boy am I happy I did. I've only been back twice since then, and both times I'm very disappointed with what the city has become. It's not the same place I grew up in.

I will never live there again unfortunately.
#Thomas on Jan 04, 2017 :
I love Brampton. It is my hometown.

Write your councillors, emails your MPPS, lets work together to make it GREAT!

There are many wonderful and amazing people from Brampton with BIG HEARTS!
#globalcitizen on Jan 03, 2017 :
Brampton is safe. period. Stop downplaying and over criticizing it with no facts. Every city has some pockets that are prone to higher crime due to unfortunate things like poverty, lack of education, etc. - most of the time these are system failures rather that an ethnic community issue. Every person should have the opportunity to go to school & eat a healthy meal. There will always be certain individuals who opt the wrong path and get into drugs and crime instead of focusing on schooling and success. These 'bad apples' don't make the entire city or a community a "dump" as some people have called it here. We have a justice system in place that needs to act appropriately to take care of these bad apples and put them on the right path.

Take it on yourselves to be a good example for your neighbors & kids. Do good & be good. Stop pointing fingers and ask yourselves if the way you talk, behave, interact, act in society is something that you would like your kids to emulate. If you see that there are many things you would not want them to do, then start making those changes yourselves. Brampton has boomed over the past 15 years like very few other cities in north America - take credit for the good work that you have all done & continue to do. Spreading negativity instead of taking positive actions will not yield any progress, so take the responsibility as a citizen to do everything to contribute positively to the society & the progress of the city & our country.

PS - Haters can go suck it. 99.9% of you have never contributed anything to the society. You did not volunteer or donate anything for the progress of the community/city/country, but you feel entitled to have and spread negativity. Sad! Start contributing first.
#Brampton on Dec 06, 2016 :
Some days are okay i guess. Other days its like grand theft auto
#Anonymous on Dec 06, 2016 :
Canada as a whole is a diverse nation. Crime happens all over the world so to the people pointing out specific races for commiting the most crimes or being the worst you people are very wrong. Brampton has changed over the years and it has always been diverse. If we keep focusing on the colour of peoples skin nothing will change. And if you grew up in Brampton you can easily avoid getting robbed or mugged. Just use your brain..
#Anonymous on Dec 05, 2016 :
If you don't like Brampton, leave, it's that simple. But most can't afford anything else, which is why I'm reading the most whiny sentences right now.
#Anonymous on Dec 05, 2016 :
Are a bunch of Indians really in the comments saying they commit as much crime as white people, the people they worship? The delusions.
#Anonymous on Dec 05, 2016 :
Gangs in Canada are mostly present in the major urban areas of Canada, although their activities are not confined to large cities.

Ethnic breakdown of youth gangs

Police-reported ethnic breakdown of youth gang members from a 2002 report

Canada
First Nations 22-28%, African Canadian/Black 22-25%, Caucasian/White 17-18%, East Indian/Pakistani 12-14%, Asian 10-12%, Latino/Hispanic 6-8%, Middle Eastern/Arabic 3%

British Columbia
East Asian 37%, Caucasian/White 22%, East Indian/Pakistani 14%, First Nations 10%, Latino/Hispanic 8%, Middle Eastern/Arabic 5%, African Canadian/Black 5%

Alberta
First Nations 58%, Latino/Hispanic 33%, Caucasian/White 8%

Saskatchewan
First Nations 96%, Caucasian/White 2%, Latino/Hispanic 2%

Manitoba
First Nations 58%, Caucasian/White 26%, African 9%, Hispanic 3%, East Indian 3%

Ontario
African Canadian/Black 36%, Caucasian/White 21%, East Indian/Pakistani/Sri Lankan 21%, Asian 8%, Latino/Hispanic 6%, Middle Eastern/Arabic 4%, First Nations 4%

Quebec
African Canadian/Black 51%, Caucasian/White 21%, Latino/Hispanic 12%, Asian 9%, Middle Eastern/Arabic 5%, East Indian/Pakistani 2%

Nova Scotia
African Canadian/Black 48%, Caucasian/White 47%, First Nations 9%
#Anonymous on Dec 05, 2016 :
Toronto ain't shit. So ain't Brampton. Go to Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, or Winnipeg or other western cities. Those are bad places not your wussy ass cities. Black crimes this black people that. If swear that'd all be slapped up. We kill them dirty Somali folk every time they come from Toronto. Same in Surrey they got handed the L.
#Anonymous on Dec 05, 2016 :
Why people complaining about Indians in Brampton. It's the god damn Jamaicans and Africans. If you think Indians are bad in Toronto you must be joking. Go to Surrey and see what a bad Indian is I swear you'd get jumped 5 times more than in the Gta. Only real brown thugs here are Tamils and sometimes punjabis. Pakistani, Iranian, Afghani are to some extent there too. You must be uneducated twerps I swear. Go god damn Calgary and you'll see what a actual dangerous brown person is like in the northeast part of the city or edmontons mill woods.
#Anonymous on Dec 04, 2016 :
No one can understand the trauma and pain this has cost me. In my relationships with girls and with my parents and cousins and friends. I feel along and unsafe and trapped in Brampton cause I live here and feel helpless. And afraid to tell anyone close to me how I feel, cause I don't want them to see me broken, scared, weak and helpless. I'm not the same after that. And the kids still want to hurt me cause the cops r looking for them so I don't live a normal life like I use to. Too scared to go out anywhere. And I'm only 28, wat a life I have at this age I just want to live and have a family.but can't find a girl with all my fucked up issues that would want to be with me.
#Anonymous on Dec 04, 2016 :
I've been Robbed and stabbed multiple times, cuz I would not give up my wallet in a Lounge in Brampton just cause the Jamaican kids that was there feel like I was a easy terget, sickening to my stomach how Brampton has become with half of the Jamaican young males of today. I almost died and they where so proud of them selfs they thought they killed me for fighting back for my wallet. But I lived.now in fear of my life when I see one. Especially in Brampton.
#Anonymous on Dec 04, 2016 :
I think the black kids are getting to violent in brampton there r way too much bad apples than good ones.
#Anonymous on Dec 03, 2016 :
Bullshit where are the sources saying Indians and blacks commit most. I'd doubt it if Indians and blacks together made up more than 80% of crimes.
#Anonymous on Dec 03, 2016 :
To the previous guy, those stats are for the Toronto population in those years not Brampton. Brampton doesn't even have those many white people commiting crimes, its mainly the Indians and blacks causing all the trouble in Brampton and some white.
#Anonymous on Dec 02, 2016 :
#Steven
I don't know what your talking about but when I look up the net most times it says black suspect. Whites and punjabis are almost equal in crime by population. Although punjabis/browns may commit slightly higher. They probally smart and get away with crimes that's why I never hear so much as blacks who knows.

This might interest you dumbasses.

A 1996 data report showed that whites made up 62.7% of the municipality of Toronto during that time only represented 52.2% of the violent charges, Blacks making up 8.1% of the population made up 26.9% of the violent charges, Brown people including those of South Asian/West Asian/ and Arab descent made up 10.2% of the population but commited 15.9% of violent crimes, East Asian and other groups commited 5% of violent charges but were extremely underrepresented making up 19% of the population.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.thestar.com/amp/news/gta/raceandcrime/black-arrest-rates-highest.html?client=safari

A 2006 report displayed although Whites made up 53.1% of the population but they constituted for 55.1% of arrests and 53.9% of people being arrested, Brown people (South Asian/West Asian/Arab) made up 14.7% of the population but made up 15% of arrests but 18.8% of the people eventually being arrested, Blacks made up 8.4% of the population but overrepresented in arrests making up for 23.5% of arrests but slightly lower in the people being arrested 18.1%, those in the Other group made up 23.8% of the population but underrepresented in the arrests 6.4% and people being arrested 9.2%. For the nature of police contact over many different criminal activities Whites make up 52.6% of police contacts, Blacks 24.4%, Brown people 17.2%, and Others 5.8% of police contacts.

https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/static_images/advancedfindings2010
#Steven on Nov 30, 2016 :
Holly F*** , damn these Indians man. A group of punjabis once robbed my car for no reason, I didn't even know them. Atleast I got it back with minimal damage. Man why are they robbing so much nowadays?? I don't feel safe anymore. Once a group of Indians robbed someone else's vehicle and set it on fire in Brampton Springdale. Maybe they set that car on fire because of drug dealing (which is the case most of the times). Even if it was over drugs, please don't put the neighbor hood in danger.
#Anonymous on Nov 28, 2016 :
If you actually believe there is such a thing as white privilege in Brampton you're out of your mind. What exactly does that consist of? People have got to stop using that nonsense term, the way things were for white people 50 years ago doesn't just exist in perpetuity because you have to find some bs reason to explain why hard working people do well and lazy people don't. Now we live in a world where in a typical job application, you have to answer 3 questions:
1. are you a minority? 2. are you disabled? 3. are you female?
Looks like when a white male goes up against a competitor for the same job, they're already at a disadvantage. So where exactly is the privilege? Some say that it means "you don't get stopped by police for no reason". Sorry but that's wrong again. I've been stopped by police and told they were "just checking" a few times. Difference is I don't complain about things like that, most police are just trying to do their job and it's way more important than anything I do. And stop blaming inequality. Inequality doesn't make you shoot someone for a cellphone or murder your own family over honour. Give me a break.
#truth on Nov 28, 2016 :
stop underservicing our city and crime will stop. Rather than you worrying about pointing fingers at individuals, realize that crime is a systemic issue caused by inequality. If you have a hard time believing that, it may be because you have financial privilege, or white privilege.
#Anonymous on Nov 24, 2016 :
The reason for all the crime quite simply is drug addiction. I hope the racism on this thread isn't representative of the general population. Sure... blame Blacks and Indians...gimme a break. Yes, it's true that the migration of people from Jane and Finch that started about 10 years ago made things worse, but blaming race is wrong. Eliminating crack and oxycodone on the streets and getting help for addicts is the best cure for this sickness. Unfortunately these problems are rampant in every city it seems. The population has exploded in Brampton, and measures to deal with this influx have not kept pace with it. I've been here 50 years,so I remember when it was mostly white but there was always crime, and much more youth in the streets, but the current drug problems are bigger and so are the crimes. It is saddening.
#Anonymous on Nov 16, 2016 :
Brampton is getting better now. I think the future is promising with the new investments we are getting. (Hospitals, parks, LRT, university campus, hwy 410 expansion , etc).
#Jeff on Nov 03, 2016 :
If i had a dollar for all the stabbings in brampton, i would be pretty rich. What kind of city is this, yesterday a girl stabbed her boy friend in the neck. This is definately not the first stabbing in Brampton but still. In the past 10 years i have seen a clear increase in violence, drugs, crime, and house invasion. I don't know whats in store for Brampton. I just thought i had to say something after hearing about another stabbing in the neighbourhood.
#Anonymous on Oct 28, 2016 :
Brampton is no longer a place I want to live anymore. I think if there were no more blacks and Indians specifically punjabis, it would be 100x more civilized. In the Springdale area, all I see at night are either gangs or jhonny walkers. I really don't feel safe at night. Also these punjabis have been involved with a lot of house invasion and other roberies. It's hard for me to say it but it's these people's fault our city is lile this
#Officer on Oct 23, 2016 :
I have to say that all youth want to be bindy johal. In reality they are lucky to sell few bags of green leaf out of their parents vehicle.

These gangsters think it takes respect&honesty to be with them. Which is not true. You need to be really sick minded, You boost about the life and get other kids to become like you.
Nobody is going to care if your in jail. Your parents will pay for your lawyer at the end.

Instead of getting advice from someone who is into this life. Go ask people who have been threw it.
Ask successful people who have gone threw it.
Ask people who regret the life choices they made and the impact it had.
What advice would johal give you if he had survived.

Same goes with the blacks.
There are very successful black people that had nothing.
Yes there might be that 1 in 10 000 that makes good money doing crime.
End of they day. What are you going to do when you are in your 30s-40s.
You want a family and live a normal live.
The truth is, you will be in no shape to do any of it.
#Anonymous on Oct 23, 2016 :
Officer singh, are you stuck in an 80s movie about New York??
#Anonymous on Oct 21, 2016 :
On the news you see white people do crimes too. But what can I say I don't live there. I know Indians (mostly Sikhs) and Vietnamese are a huge problem here in Vancouver.
#officer singh on Oct 19, 2016 :
I got to say that blacks have been the problem. Majority of them live in run down buildings and other housing for criminals. They need to get out of that life style. Some of them are so cracked up and think they are smarter then the police. They think their MR know it all and have their futures planned out. Yet they stab each other for some money or weed. CHANGE LIFESTYLE AND GET OUT OF THE DUMP.

I do not like to be on the bus with them. Smell like pot. Pants low and comb stuck in hair. Who the hell gonna hire somebody like that.

Getting high on weed and doing labor for 8 hours is not fun.

Indians have got everything. Yet they steal from parents slave money to buy some weed lol. Break windows, peoples cars and wreck government property.Yet they say fuck the police while having petty criminal records. Drive cars drunk & get DUI and raise the insurance rates for everyone.

Making groups to fight other groups until 1 person is hurt and than sit in a circle and talk about it for a year.
#Resident on Oct 16, 2016 :
How about how the way the government exploits the international students by making them over pay and leaving them no option for financial security? Isn't our government realistically the criminals here ?
#Mladen Adamović on Oct 12, 2016 :
The Royal LePage House Price Survey released today (Thursday, April 7) showed that Brampton home prices rose by 10.3 per cent over this time last year, while in Mississauga there was an increase of 8.2 per cent.

cannot afford to live in brampton
#Joseph on Oct 06, 2016 :
It's pretty sad to see such an increase in crime and gun violence in this city. Sadly it's true Indian and black gangs do terrorize the streets of Brampton. If u go drive south and reach somewhere like Georgetown, you will see there is much more peace on the streets as everyone is the same. When I heard about my friends house being invaded by a group of Indian gangsters, that's when I knew I had to take action. I can now gladly say I don't live in Brampton no more.
#Trez on Sep 25, 2016 :
I lived in Scarborough, The Kingsway and Downtown Toronto.. and I like Brampton. I also liked Springdale. I am now in Castlemore, but I did not move because of my Black or Indian neighbours. I moved, cuz it was just time.
I have Italian, Portugese, Filipino, Blacks, Indian and Caucasian friends -- all are residents are of Brampton. We hang out at Williams, Starbucks or Coffee Culture. I like to open the doors to the elderly ladies who give you a shy smile when you smile at them and the older bearded and turbaned elder man who looks shock when you smile at them and give them the right of way when they need to cross the road. I like my Indian doctor and Indian Pharmacist who are by the way, as Canadian as you and me. I like my Black neighbours across the street that I see warming up for a run at 7am and keeping their yards meticulous. I like my Italian neighbours in their fancy cars and manicured lawns and my Portugese and Spanish Neighbours who has these loud families that takes 2 hours to say goodbye on the driveway.
I don't like that the park is full of people when I get there, but oh well, my lost, should have come earlier and either way, I will give up my bench when the old people come, it's just the way my parents taught me. I could walk with all my white friends too, but okay, I would rather have Sangria in the backyard or coffee at Starbucks. My neighbours are indian and their kids are great, they never play ball at the front of the house, they respect that my car is outside all the time. A few weeks ago a neighbour 3 houses over had a party until 2am and the music was blaring, but oh well, I've had more get togethers in my backyard and they didn't complain, so I guess who am I to do so. And okay, I hate fireworks in the front of the house, only because that's dangerous, not just for those driving by, but for the kids who are so close to the fireworks... but my caucasian sister in law fired off fireworks last new year in my backyard, the can tipped and the fireworks, jumped through a fence and into my neighbour's backyard.. BIG OOOPPPSSS.. I can live without the supermarket in the corner, but I grew up beside an Italian grocery store in the east end and Saturdays and Sundays were always busy... but there was a quaintness to that. So, I think I can live with that and I think if I am nice, I can go to the manager of that store and tell them my concerns, if I have any as good neighbours do. No comments about home invasions... That's sad, but maybe all those old people walking around all the time can be neighbourhood watch.
#Charlie on Sep 20, 2016 :
You guys have your heads up your ass that are race blaming.I'm 27 years old and I can say I used to be part of the problem, just as many whites are doing home invasions as any other race. And just so you ignorant idiots know , home invasions are probably almost at least 90% drug related, as people are going into houses for drug money or drugs, barely any innocent civilian is getting their door kicked in and tied up. I've seen every race with guns in gangs and selling drugs. Stop rave blaming!! Admit the fact your racist you don't like brampton because it is not a majority white city anymore. You try to make it seem like it's about the crime but i just told you from first hand experience its all races. like one of the racist comments on the thread said , you really just don't like seeing turbans etc.
#MoreLoveLessHate on Sep 19, 2016 :
I can't believe some of the comments here. Black this, Indian that. The issue has nothing to do with race but more the normal issues of a growing city. Some newer immigrants may find a darker path due to they being new, may not have all the same opportunities as others.
I'm a 6th generation Canadian, and I love the diversity we have here in our small City. Some of the hardest working people that I see or the new arrivals. I also see a lot of "self-entitled", I'll say it, white people who turn their noses up to some jobs. I'm not trying to stir the pot, but lets not make this about race. When you have larger cities, you have more people, a lot of more wealthier people come here and with that you get the poor. More poor, more chances they will need to take the dark way to a means end.

It wasn't too long ago some had the same ignorant comments about the Irish, Italians and the Polish. I hear now, or so many Indians in one place, OMG the world is ending. Need I remind you of LITTLE ITALY, CHINA TOWN, CABBAGETOWN, CORSO ITALIA, PORTUGAL VILLAGE and GREEKTOWN to name a few. The world is not ending...
#Fred on Sep 11, 2016 :
As much as I hate to say this... Bramton isn't safe anymore. All these brown Indian and black gangs are ruining the streets. I won't blame the blacks too much but these brown people are out of control as they've been involved in 80% of bramptons shootings. Also they've also been the main reason for all of these house invasions especially in Springdale... How horrible. Look at all of the white people, you never hear of them doing this stuff.
#Ed on Sep 11, 2016 :
Brampton is safe. The area around Kennedy and Queen / 410 is poorer. Also Mcmurchy /Nelson street area is poorer. City is cleaning these areas up. Just noticed a Starbucks going up at Kennedy and Queen.
#Andrew on Sep 09, 2016 :
Brampton has been getting better over the last couple years. It's become a very green and pretty city.
#Marie on Aug 29, 2016 :
Hi, @Tia
You seem like a nice young lady trying to get by. Clearly, you are a responsible hard working girl. It is unfortunate you are going through this. I fully support your view on the matter. The problem with some of the Jamaican culture is they bring the island mentality to Canada. I have had people from the Caribbean islands tell me it is common practice for them to party late with barbeques to the wee hours of the morning several nights a week . Neighbours don't complain but join in. That is fine for the island life but when in Ontario, Canada, whereby people have to work regimented hours which usually require getting up early 5 days a week, this partying is an issue. Not to mention shift work. These people should adapt and show some respect. They are not back home now.
I have a question for you Tia. Will your other neighbours support you for court? Brampton Bylaws state it is advisable to have neighbours also document this loud music. Times and dates it happens. The more support and evidence you have, the more powerful the case. I mean, they are hearing it too, it must bother them also.
I sympathasize with you as I have had similar issues with bad neighbors in other ways such as garage on their lawn, etc. My neighbours don't want to get involved. I have come to deplore Brampton and want out.
I admire your spirit to stand up for yourself. We need more people willing to stand up and fight for their neighborhood. Unfortunately what happens is, we lose good people like you and Brampton just keeps getting slummier .
The Brampton Bylaws may be much more tolerant than say Oakville which has far less riffraff. Wish I could afford to live there.
#Mario on Aug 21, 2016 :
I live in Brampton now and find that there are major problems in Brampton. One issue is the zoning, typically in a large city with both commercial and industrial and residential zoning, it is obvious that they all need to be separated, you cannot have apartment buildings right across factories or houses close to factories, yet this is exactly what is happening, in fact many houses especially near bovaird and hinchley wood have been turned into commercial or industrial uses because of wrong zoning issues across brampton. This only leads to higher management costs of these areas which lead to higher taxes and this transcends into higher crime due to people who cannot afford to live. This and the continuing default of the Canadian dollar leads to more crime. Another problem that is a plague in Brampton is the traffic, all roads are 70 km/h with very little veering off the road to approach plazas and this is a problem that leads to more accidents which leads to higher insurance rates. These two problems mixing with lessening of funding to municipal police services creates an ever more increase in crime in Brampton. To solve these problems there must be better councilors that are not paid off that do their jobs in insuring that businesses thrive in Brampton and that the standard of living of Brampton is better than what it is now.
#Joe on Aug 20, 2016 :
I lived in Brampton my whole life (35years) and yes it's getting worse. Shootings and stabbing every weekend. People have no idea how to drive or take care of a home. I'm first gen Canadian in my family and I know when they came here they worked three jobs to pay bills not line up for cheques from the government. Come on people you moved to Canada, learn to adapt just like the europions did 30 years ago
#scared_neighbor on Aug 19, 2016 :
@Tia - I'm going to try and bring this site back to proper use, people helping people. I too am having the same issue with the loud music, drugs and parties at all different times. I have now looked into the going forward with reporting it to Brampton Bylaw. (Print a form from the Brampton bylaw site, record the noise for 14 days) It is a bit of work but I want to make sure I do everything I can before I consider the unfortunate event of possibly having to move. You can also file an online tip about the drugs so you can remain anonymous. This may help sign police to possibly patrol the area. Incidents like these need to be reported more so the city can open their eyes about the issues in the community. When people like you or I bring these issues forward it helps the authorities assist, the next unfortunate person, better. After the noise report is filed the offenders will be given a citation, if they continue then the issue goes to court and you too will go as a witness, I am planning to go all the way to court if needed. I'm a newly wed just moved in a few months, want to plan a family but can't since this is not the best environment to raise a child. We've tried everything from talking several times to the neighbor, calling the police and issued one citation. After the citation the noise decreased but didn't cease but we foolishly tried to be civil and since the noise was not as loud we didn't record a second time (which would have taken the issue to court by now). Now a few months later they are back full force with the music so this time we are not backing away. To court we go, if you'd like I can update you with the status. Would appreciate to hear the status of your situation too.
#Annonomous1984 (formerly Annonomous) on Aug 04, 2016 :
South Asian immigration to Canada needs to be curved first and foremost and allow more immigrants from Europe, South & Central America,etc) so that the landscape of Brampton changes. The Canadian government. It should not be every Indian persons motivation to cone to Canada and if they do they should learn to assimilate with Canadian population. 1st by wearing attire that does not look like pygamas. No Canadian Conlan would allow such attire in the workplace so it's no wonder indians have to work in factories. All the positive comments here comes from those of south asoan desent. Maybe an Indian real estate agent trying to paint a different picture.
#Annonomous on Aug 04, 2016 :
I have lived in Brampton and had to move out because I couldn't stand my drive home seeing nothing but old turbans riding their bikes in flip flops,indian only plazas and annoying indian music. Not to mention every brown person lives with 3 family members in the same house with an illegal basement apartment that looks like Mumbai. Brampton does not feel like Canada. As a non indian ans black person, I feel embarrassed to show this part of town to any of my family members from abroad. If you built an airport in Brampton and you didn't know better, you would think your in India. Let's be serious it's true. It's an embarrassing part of Toronto and there I said it. I live in a part of toronto where I no longer have to see all the colurful head wraps and smell curry at ever corner and a turban in every campy or 1998 corolla.
#ManOhMan on Jul 29, 2016 :
I can't believe some of the comments here. Black this, Indian that. The issue has nothing to do with race but more the normal issues of a growing city. Some newer immigrants may find a darker path due to they being new, may not have all the same opportunities as others.
I'm a 6th generation Canadian, and I love the diversity we have here in our small City. Some of the hardest working people that I see or the new arrivals. I also see a lot of "self-entitled", I'll say it, white people who turn their noses up to some jobs. I'm not trying to stir the pot, but lets not make this about race. When you have larger cities, you have more people, a lot of more wealthier people come here and with that you get the poor. More poor, more chances they will need to take the dark way to a means end.

It wasn't too long ago some had the same ignorant comments about the Irish, Italians and the Polish. I hear now, or so many Indians in one place, OMG the world is ending. Need I remind you of LITTLE ITALY, CHINA TOWN, CABBAGETOWN, CORSO ITALIA, PORTUGAL VILLAGE and GREEKTOWN to name a few. The world is not ending...
#rex on Jun 29, 2016 :
Been living in brampton for almost 9 years now, I was raised here basically all my life. Wasnt so bad at first, but the crime in brampton has seen a sharp increase in the past few years. if your thinking about moving to brampton, stay away from the Sandalwood area, the Kennedy area, and the Knightsbridge/Bramalea area, a lot of youth involved in gangs, drugs, and violent crime.
#Theresa on Jun 02, 2016 :
Tia, sorry for being so rude. I wrote that in anger when I was reading the comments. Yes, it is a big deal for you to have a house by your age. Especially now. Sorry for suggesting otherwise. I also looked up that program, i always thought it was a hoax. Never knew it existed.And I wasn't suggesting that Brampton didn't have problems, we do.

And I don't think what your neighbours are doing is right. culture be damned. If they are the scary type, I don't think you should hesitate with calling police.
#Tia on May 24, 2016 :
@ Theresa.... I brought my house at age 26 without assistant from anyone, so yes I am proud of myself. Yes. there a revitalization project happening here in Brampton where the government assist families earning less than $80,000 per year to purchase houses. Google it. I also researched the free house and apparently the mayor claim that was a hoax.

To answer your question,. I came to Brampton as I thought it was a vibrant multicultural city which was quieter than Toronto, had less traffic and more of a rural vibe, my love of traveling made Brampton the ultimate choice as its closer toToronto (where I work) and I can save towards my many vacation that I look forward to taking each year. I could have brought in Toronto/Vaughan (my first choices) but I would be living pay check-pay check which I wasnt prepare to do.

As well, my sincere apologies if I offended you or anyone else. I wrote that comment when I was extremely angry not thinking clearly as I stayed up all night due to the loud music from my neighbors house.They are out there tonight again as usual. Its 11:23pm on a Tuesday night and the loud music is irritating. I have work at 9am so imagine doing this all week. I know its the culture as in Jamaica loud music seems to play all over way into the morning, but they need to remind themselves that not everyone can adjust to such behavior.
#Theresa on May 23, 2016 :
Tia, are you retarded? What on earth are you talking about with free houses? I can only imagine that you're the same class as the ppl you're complaining about if you live there! You clearly aren't working hard enough to do better, how do people not understand that. There are great areas in Brampton, but you need the cash to live there. Not only that, but there are still 'white' neighbourhoods. Ask an Italian.

Anyways, this sites premise is clearly flawed. Brampton does have a problem now, it's embarrassing. But these misguided complaints don't do anything. Brampton attracted a xenophobic immigrant type (not all Indians to be clear, a certain type), which would drive people away. Then you have Jamaicans who wanted to leave the Rexdale area for better life, not realizing they did not change at all...nor did their misguided children. But on a day to day basis? I'm not seeing the likes of Detroit, Chicago...even Jane and Finch. I see idiots believe me, but not this slum people are talking about. I may live in a richer, 'white' area of Brampton but I do not for one second believe the majority of people here are bad. Hell, the same was said about Italians who only recently were seen as white.
#Tia on May 23, 2016 :
hmm...I recently moved over here and I wish I never came. My neighbours needs to show some respect by turning their music off by 11pm, care their lawn and stop smoking weed on the front porch. Geeze! have some respect for people as some of us has jobs/children that needs to be awake early. My Jamaican neighbors party seven days per week until 3am or later. Some nights I am awake at 2am because I am unable to sleep due to the loud talking and filthy music barking in my ears. My other Jamaican neighbor, each time she starts her car around 7am she blast her nasty Dancehall/rap music for about 10mins before driving out. Here I have to succumb to 1 at night and the other in the morning.

I love the fact that the government is trying to revitalize the poorer communities by giving them free houses but do not re-locate that many low-income people to one community. Lets spread them across the province by relocating them to Brampton, Vaughan, Toronto, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Maple, Barrie, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa etc. Someone with common sense needs to realize that relocating people from the same socio-economic background in the same community will only create ghettos.

I recently moved to a new development and learned that majority of my neighbors are from the revitalization project and I am pissed off, as I work my ass off to pay for my place while someone else got theirs for free.

I would love if someone can post some information on how to apply for a free house over here as I have some family members who could use a free house and believe me we are great neighbors.
#No on May 17, 2016 :
Bhunia, Brampton is not even close to majority black. And last I checked it's your people who let the city plummet enough for them to move in. Both horrible.
#Bhunia on May 15, 2016 :
I was looking to downsize and have some money in the bank moving from Richmond hill to Brampton ( gore rd area) but after reading all these comments, I am going to buy in Maple. I don't think I would live in Brampton with all of those blacks even if I was given a house for free. Yikes!
#Jay on May 15, 2016 :
I have lived in brampton all of my life (35 years) and i have seen the changes over the years. Brampton is simply becoming a big city with big city problems. For example, in brampton currently if you go out at night to a store, expect to be bothered by panhandlers just like in toronto. But brampton has always been rough and it is getting worse. But for the first time brampton is actually getting news coverage of crimes and shootings etc. In previous years, there has been alot of crimes etc, but the media weren't advised, because brampton wanted to be known as the safest city in canada. But this has changed, due to social media and the internet and these types of things can no longer be covered up. For example, recently news coverage showed that a police shooting took place in brampton with siu investigating and news agencies were advised until a day later when a brampton resident contacted cp24 to ask what occured and why there was no news coverage.

Also brampton's population and crime did increase when jane/finch community moved to brampton. Initally jane/finch Families got $10 000 and same rent if they relocated themselves to brampton. Also brampton is actually worse crime wise to toronto, just have an unformal conversation with a police officer or front line workers
##Tony on May 14, 2016 :
Let's start by saying Im a black male, and have grown up in Brampton for close to 50 years.
I have moved a couple of times, but my family is one of the first black families to live here.
I find it quite amusing how any topic on the internet means all the little closet racists jump up and dust off their keyboards. Nobody can deny Brampton was a far safer place years ago, but which community wasn't? Does all the racial bashing back and forth solve anything? I don't claim to be perfect, and have my own personal views on the different races, but after reading all the posts it's laughable that 3 quarters of you waste your time commenting. I've worked at my current profession for close to 30 yrs, have numerous siblings and children , (none in jail), and quite a few grandchildren. WOW, just slaughtered pretty well all the racists propaganda in one shot. What is the one constant that is present when you hear of all the trouble? Our misguided youth. Talk all the crap you want.
Anyone can go astray, but give the time needed to the family structure and see the results. Be there for your children, show them you care and see the difference you can make. You deadbeat fathers, stop putting your responsibilities on society, own up. You dicks. As for calling Brampton a ghetto, maybe people should visit Liberty City, Overtown, ghettos in New York, Maryland, Chicago. No comparison, I say no more.
#David Jhonson on May 04, 2016 :
I have been living in Brampton for 50 years now and I clearly seen a dramatic problem with all this crime. These Indian gangsters have very well made unsafe as they commit crimes of robbing and even assault. Similarly the black people here are also dangerous. With that being said, not all black and brown people are bad. I no longer feel that Brampton is safe.
#C on May 04, 2016 :
To SL and Jane and all you racist people on here who have turned this sight into a racial issue. First of all keep moving until you cannot move anymore and make room for us cos Canada is a melting pot of different cultures. While you're pointing your fingers at the Indians and Blacks they are working really hard to live the Canadian dream so that one day you will be the minority and and you will b working for us. If you think i am lying look around very well you'll notice that Indian are dominating in academics and most of the commercial spaces where a you crack heads stand and beg for pennies. By the way unless you are red Indian SHUT UP! and look for your country and go back home. you're are the real arm robbers and the wickedest ppl on this planet.