Crime in Ottawa, Canada

Crime rates in Ottawa, Canada

Level of crime
29.72 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
60.94 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
26.29 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
22.94 Low
Worries car stolen
21.60 Low
Worries things from car stolen
34.40 Low
Worries attacked
25.94 Low
Worries being insulted
30.80 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
18.81 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
46.22 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
38.01 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
29.04 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
27.15 Low

Safety in Ottawa, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
83.14 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
62.16 High

Contributors: 358

Last update: November 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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3 Comments so far
Anonymous on Aug 18, 2023:
Ottawa is a nice city but at night I felt in some danger as there were a lot of drug addicts which is such a shame because it is a pretty city. Downtown at night we were approached by a group of junkies which made me feel very uncomfortable and unsafe. Would not recommend solo female travellers to go unless they are trained.
V. Cora on Oct 12, 2020:
Hello Linda,
The Shaw Centre is located in suburbia heaven.
The only thing to fear is boredom.
Linda on Feb 24, 2020:
Does anyone have any suggestions or input? Some friends and I will be staying in Ottawa in June. We need to be near the Shaw Center but want to be sure that we are in a safe area. We prefer to stay at an airbnb. Do you feel that this section of the city is safe for three women who are traveling together and are not familiar with the area?