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Crime in Kelowna, Canada

Crime rates in Kelowna, Canada

Level of crime
58.47 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
74.14 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
55.00 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
34.91 Low
Worries car stolen
44.49 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
61.21 High
Worries attacked
38.36 Low
Worries being insulted
46.36 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
26.29 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
74.57 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
68.10 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
46.61 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
26.79 Low

Safety in Kelowna, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
81.78 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
35.59 Low

Contributors: 60

Last update: October 2018

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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6 Comments so far

#Christine on Jul 23, 2018 :
As a person who lives and works downtown Kelowna! I know for a fact it is getting worse, I keep my yard locked up at night so do my neibours! As for not reporting it the theft in Kelowna is out of control and I feel nothing is being done! We have called r.c.m.p. To help us out when we hadlarge thefts and no one shows up! A lot of paper work for them that goes nowhere!i think the people at city hall really doesn’t care because it’s not on their doorstep! Oh but the funniest thing was they announced they were going to amp up security when there is an event! So the tourists that are paying for tickets and have a job are being targeted because their the problem! Give me a break! We just had a business that opened up downtown for the geo bikes it was going really well now the bikes are missing seats and tires!and what happened with that young chef that was stabbed to death during fireworks! They said they have cameras at the bus stop! And so? Cameras are fake or what?
#Admin on Sep 05, 2017 :
Mark, you didn't read the page properly. It states that safety at day is higher than safety at night (as expected). The page states that most people who did a survey feel quite unsafe at night.
#Mark on Sep 03, 2017 :
It's odd that ppl feel safer at night than day, according to this. Need a less subjective measure. Actual analysis from University or City. Same thoughts for crime rates also too subjective highly skewed by small unknown sample.
#WSM on Jun 28, 2016 :
Oh, look, the results of a survey of 28 self-selected individuals (representing a negligible 0.02% of the population) about their entirely subjective perceptions of crime. And given that all available facts point to crime *decreasing* over the last three years, when these 28 self-selected individuals rate its increase as "high", they're ignorant, too.

Pathetic sample size, self-selected sample, entirely subjective reporting, no demographic information on respondents, no statistical analysis of data, no indication that reliable statistical data on all this information even exists let alone a comparison to it. I've seen Grade 10 science fairs with better survey data. What's the point of this, exactly?
#Davo on Jan 06, 2016 :
@ Steven

You argue that just because Rape gets reported more in one college than it does everywhere else in the city basically debunks this poll.

You said "If Kelowna is such a crime haven (versus other cities), where is it?" Well according to your conclusion, "Its not being reported". That doesnt mean its not happening. Im sure like anywhere there are hotspots for crime and so you may not be living near those spots.

my point is, just because someone doesnt report something, or a school has a better policy for reporting and are more strict, doesnt mean the crimes do not exists.

I have seen many studies done on Kelowna and they all seem to say the same thing. Although the crime dropped just enough since 2013 to take Kelowna out of the top spot in Canada, its still quite far up in the list.

I do believe the Province should be sending more police and a gang task force up there if they want to tackle this problem. Maybe they need more education on crime in the schools. Start on these future criminals in the schools. I dont believe there is only one action that would make the difference. I believe there are many that would significantly make a change.
#Steven on Feb 26, 2015 :
It is true that it was REPORTED that we have the highest crime rate... but give me a break. Statistics like those are stupid. All that potentially means is that we are better at reporting crimes. There was a similar "statistic" regarding campus rape a few years ago and one school got targeted as having "the most rapes" but the report was quickly lambasted as being statistically misleading because that school had a comprehensive program for reporting rape along with a zero tolerance. The fact is, that school likely had a much lower instance of campus rape, but did a much better job of encouraging victims to report.

If Kelowna is such a crime haven (versus other cities), where is it? In my daily life, I don't EVER feel unsafe in any way due to crime. Getting hit by a car (because there are so few sidewalks in many areas) is a far bigger safety concern for me.