Crime in Montreal, Canada

Crime rates in Montreal, Canada

Level of crime
28.54 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
51.98 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
27.61 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
24.11 Low
Worries car stolen
24.90 Low
Worries things from car stolen
37.34 Low
Worries attacked
24.04 Low
Worries being insulted
26.13 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
16.81 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
45.83 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
40.81 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
26.41 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
50.65 Moderate

Safety in Montreal, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
88.36 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
68.15 High

Contributors: 645

Last update: June 2022

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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15 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 11, 2022:
This city is in a state of disrepair. The streets are notoriously bad, filled with p0th0les but that has been the norm since the Maf1a took control of road contracts with the help of corrupt politicians. The "prized" public transit system is l1ttered with need1es and literal human sh1t due to h0meless being allowed into the Metro for free. The subway r-e-e-ks of p1ss and c1gar and also has frequent DAILY disruptions that normally last 1 to 3 hours. The fare pricing is hilariously expensive for the pitiful service it offers almost close to NYC (which has the highest Metro prices in the world). Wages here are the lowest of any Canadian cities while the tax burden is gigantic due to high residential and gas taxes. Honestly, if you were unlucky enough to be born in this certified SH!THOLE you're #1 priority would be to leave it. However, housing prices are expensive in every Canadian cities so I suggest you try your luck down South, if you have zer0 applicable skills then crossing the border into the USA and living there 1llegally would still be a better fate then growing old in this desp1cable city that perfectly indicates where Canada is heading.
Anonymous on Mar 23, 2022:
I have seen too many times mentally ill people in Montreal shouting in the streets and acting as if they were going to punch someone at any moment, facing any person they encounter. Apart from those specific individuals, the city feels very safe.
Anonymous on Mar 21, 2022:
honestly your biggest worry would be all the racist french people they're feral
Luke on Dec 01, 2021:
I don’t go to Montreal often, but at the bell centre the crime can be high at times. Specifically after a loss in the playoffs. Remember the time in the Stanley cup all the people. I would off felt unsafe. Across the bell centre a person threatened to fight another person. Other then that Montreal is great. Avoid downtown areas at night though.
Anonymous on Sep 10, 2021:
It's generally safe here, but I do believe the economical recession brought by COVID-19 epidemic is driving more people to the route of crime due to their lack of money for living or them simply stressed out.
Anonymous on Sep 10, 2021:
Lately alot of shootings in Montreal, feels like the old Montreal is coming back.
Anonymous on Aug 22, 2021:
To add to my earlier comment depending on where you are in the city it can be defo wayway safer, like I’m pretty young and I started to do dumb stuff at an early age talking to the wrong people and doing the wrong things and I would still walk really safely around at night, its a 40 min walk from my home to downtown and I walked from there to my house at night without anyone talking to me or harassing me. Not that it doesnt happen just didnt happen to me, some dudes are defo relentless though and Ive had situations where I had to yell and scream and cuss but the dudes wouldnt stop following me but theyd eventually stop and I was never on the street alone that wouldve defo made it more terrifying but im sure there are dudes like that everywhere in the world I don’t think there are more guys here like that than example California
Anonymous on Aug 22, 2021:
Honestly so many ppl are caping. I have been drunk and high talking to strangers in mtl not that it’s necessarily safe to do so but nothing ever happened to me nor was I taken advantage of, yes, once I was at the parc and a guy clearly tried to sneak up on me from behind and attack me and do idk what but my reflexes stopped him and I scared screaming and yelling and he ran away. Alot of racist french people as someone born in Mtl and an immigrant I can definitely tell when someone is racist and trying to be shady about it(I always end up being right cuz racists always slip up) you can also tell by the looks they give and the attitude and surely it shows more to someone who was born here since “les quebecois” can be very fake and hypocritical. There are definitely bad neighborhoods, theres a lot of gang violence and robberies in Cartierville and St-Laurent and Laval and Parc ex still less than Cartierviller and St-laurent, I can say first hand because I had friends in gangs and etc and them getting killed but random strangers getting killed I think it happens less often. Definite drug issue and corruption issue but I think basically every place is corrupted.
Laertnom on Aug 15, 2019:
Montreal is very safe in most places. Places that aren't safe are not places people want to go or to live in. Gentrification and immigration density creates a lot of homeless people though. They are not dangerous but in some spot you can have 15 on a street corner. There is more immigrants in Montreal than native people so people saying locals are racists are dishonest. It's true that if you dont speak french you can have a hard time. French is Québec's first official language so you wont be served in english everywhere. Nine out of ten provinces speak english though so if you go in the only one where they speak french, that's on you. Yet Montreal is very bilingual and friendly, there's always the chance someone around you will help you be understood.
Akbaar on May 26, 2019:
I used to live around Jean talon and to be honest, Parc ex is the only dark area of montreal everything else has been good since, I went to park ex recently and seen the same exact shit I see in toronto
Verdunite on Feb 06, 2019:
Been living in Verdun for the last 4 years, and before that 5 years in Griffintown (pre-condopocalypse). To be honest in all that time ive only had my car broken into once (in Griffintown) because I carelessly left my laptop in overnight (thieves have ways of detecting large electronics).
I love my neighborhood, neighbors look out for each other and the streets are very safe. I live next to a zone that used to have gang activity (3rd Street) and can't say theres really anything happening anymore. Never been accosted, approached or bothered and I am routinely out at night due to work.
Montreal is very safe, just have your wits about you and use the same common sense that applies to any big city.
Montrealer on Jan 11, 2019:
Stay out of the black areas and you'll be much much safer and enjoy the city way more.
Duke on Aug 15, 2018:
I’ve been reading a lot of hyperbolic comments about Montreal, from “this is the safest city in North America” to “you’ll get robbed/mugged/violated in some other way”. Out of curiosity, how the heck are there so many shootings in a city that claims to be safe AND is in a country that doesn’t allow firearms? If nothing else, how come people claim it’s the safest when Toronto routinely ranks above it in safety indices? The “pro-Montrealers” just keep regurgitating the same cliche of “we’re ranked best and safest” without backing that up with real data or proof. It’s like the media is trying to shove this idyllic image of Montreal down people’s throats because the city needs evert tourism penny it can get, and those who are loyal to Montreal are just biased and can’t let go of their pride. Montreal might have been the best XYZ at one point, but it sure isn’t anymore.
E on Jul 23, 2018:
We were parked in a bright lot with cameras at the Old Port, during broad daylight BESIDE a monitored security office, and security patrol driving around. Our window was broken and backpack with laptop was stolen. Children's things in the car and all.
Tony on Jun 19, 2018:
I lived in Montreal all of my life until last year. It wasn't until moving away that I started appreciating how safe Montreal is. I used to walk alone at night all the time in Montreal with no problem, which I don't feel as safe to do where I live now. In 23 years, I've only been robbed once when I had my phone snatched out of my hands at Atwater Metro. I once had my bike stolen too. Other than that, in 23 years, I've never had anything happen to me.