Crime in Niagara Falls, Canada

Crime rates in Niagara Falls, Canada

Level of crime
40.67 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
73.48 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
41.46 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
36.55 Low
Worries car stolen
31.43 Low
Worries things from car stolen
46.70 Moderate
Worries attacked
38.56 Low
Worries being insulted
42.07 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
24.40 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
64.29 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
47.91 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
37.11 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
40.48 Moderate

Safety in Niagara Falls, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
76.32 High
Safety walking alone during night
47.91 Moderate

Contributors: 44

Last update: July 2023

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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4 Comments so far
H. on Aug 25, 2023:
England has a bad reputation for what goes on in London and up north like Glasgow/Manchester but Canadian cities don't hold a candle to 90% of the cities in UK in terms of safety. Let's not even get started on the ugly accent + horrible dress sense + self-entitled people.
Andria on May 17, 2022:
You're more likely to have your lighter and coffee money stolen from your car than to have your car stolen. I hear about vandalism and theft happening in residential areas with decent regularity, though I've never experienced it myself. I used to live in a sleazy, drug infested apartment building full of addicts, because I couldn't afford anything else... And honestly even then I never felt like I was in any physical danger. Rent prices are pretty high, like everywhere else, and there is indeed a HUGE drug problem here.

Previous comments are correct, all the city cares about putting money into is the cheap tourist traps in the area, and everything else is going to sh!t. Oh, except for the nice, beautiful new subdivision areas they're building for the rich people that no one else can afford. (: The Canadian side of Niagara Falls may have the better view, but all we have is poor infrastructure, drug problems, tourist traps, and disappointment. Come for the views, but don't expect much else.

But hey, this is still Canada, so I'd say it's overall very safe. Not "go out without locking your door" safe like other places I've lived in Ontario, but I'm a young woman who's walked alone at night frequently and the only thing I usually get is some drunk/homeless person hanging out by the LCBO shouting at absolutely no one, or a creepy older man trying to make small talk, but nothing more. I've never feared being mugged, never been groped or pickpocketed or anything like that, but also use common sense. Stay in well lit areas where there's people around, Don't go down any dark alleyways, and if someone is making you uncomfortable just leave, you owe them nothing. Don't get wasted, keep an eye on your drink, and don't stay out too late, you'll be perfectly fine. People here are more likely to pick up your wallet you just dropped and run after you to give it back than to take it for themselves.

I would recommend visiting for a day, see the falls, maybe do the Hornblower cruise or Journey Behind the Falls which has great views, see the city at sunset (best time) from the top of the Skylon Tower (but don't eat there, too expensive) and then go somewhere else. Everything here is designed to part tourists from their money. (It was named the most disappointing city in the world, after all lol).
Susan on Aug 06, 2020:
Niagara Falls has a little dug problem but it’s honesty not that bad. I have had no problem with crime at all and I find Niagara Falls incredibly safe. I heard that even towns in England are really unsafe compared to here.
Anonymous on May 21, 2020:
Pretty much all of our economy goes to tourism, we have declining infrastructure, housing, high property thefts, crime is increasing.
This city needs to get it's act together before it starts becoming the undesirable side of the falls.