Crime in Quebec City, Canada

Crime rates in Quebec City, Canada

Level of crime
9.52 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
39.15 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
11.90 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
9.13 Very Low
Worries car stolen
9.95 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
17.62 Very Low
Worries attacked
8.49 Very Low
Worries being insulted
12.74 Very Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
12.50 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
22.60 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
20.95 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
12.97 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
29.09 Low

Safety in Quebec City, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
96.26 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
87.62 Very High

Contributors: 109

Last update: July 2019

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

#Anonymous on Feb 04, 2019 :
Very corrupted police. Police here have feelings of invulnerability and think they can do what they want. There's no tools for citizens to complain against them. Lot of corruption and stupidity within politics. Policy similar to USA toward people's privacy.
#Richard on Sep 09, 2018 :
It’s a quiet city (weather keeps bad hombres out for the most part). There are some sketchy neighborhoods but it’s mainly junkies and drunkards, I haven’t heard of any serious violent crime. A kid got stabbed in the bus a few years ago and it was front page of the news for days.
#Remy on Nov 22, 2017 :
To the "anonymous" guy who wrote the post of September 17th (just below mine), he wrote the EXACT same thing with the city of Montreal. He literally did a copy/paste. So you can totally ignore this dude, he just wanted to post some crap at random.

I live around Quebec City and I go there all the time since 34 years... day or night, I have NEVER witnessed any crime. Of course, in the news, we may hear a couple of crimes here and there during the year, but this is nothing compared to any other North American cities. This is city has to be in the top 10, safest in the world.

Unlike big cities in the USA, the odds of you seing people begging for money will be next to 0. I mean... I went in Las Vegas during the past years and I was totally in shock when somebody INSISTED to get money from me. This was totally out of the ordinary for me! At that moment, I was like WTF??? I felt like I was living in a different planet!

That is how secure you can feel about visiting Quebec City ;)
#Mik1212 on Jul 20, 2017 :
Some anti-islam acts recently
Some Québec City medias are extreme right
#Nordiques on Feb 02, 2016 :
Québec city is a very safe place all around. There is basically no guns, unlike any USA city of it's size. Although, just like as any big city, there are some places to avoid. You may want to stay away from neighborhoods such as Limoilou, Vanier, St-Sauveur and St-Roch. These places are poorer than the rest, and have been plagued with drugs for a long time, much more welfare back then,cops by the dozen, and have a certain amount of people with mental illnesses (ex Robert-Giffard patients), and most of the murders each year in the city are located in these places. Nonetheless, Limoilou is getting much better from it's 80-90's crack hood reputation,since hipsters took over the place and started opening shops and little restaurants everywhere but mostly on the 3rd/1st avenue, close to the cégep. The ethnicity of these neighborhoods is constantly diversifying,more than other (like Sillery,Saint-Augustin or L'Ancienne-Lorette), with a growing immigration phenomenon of young african, arab and south american families coming, while previous generations of population remains conservative and oldering. The citys economic relies mostly on public and govt. services and tourism, and it's low welfare rate shows strong economics. The private sector of economy is growing also, with many potential business opportunities, which creates more jobs and goes well along with all the residential & commercial developments ongoing on the Laurier boulevard in Sainte-foy. Québec city will totally not be the same in 20 years or so. Crime might have a totally new and fresh playground to prosperate.
#Anonymous on Nov 08, 2015 :
Really safe city. I never had any problems even after midnight... Homicides are almost non-existant. Usually there are 3-4 murders every year mostly in St-Roch, Limoilou and Les Saules. These neighbourhoods are usually safe especially near Charest and St-Joseph Est even by night but I would avoid some dark narrow streets. I wouldn't fear much because the crime rate is really low. I've never heard about anyone being held at gun point or being mugged. The only agression I heard of was my ex's grandpa that got beaten up and robbed by a stoner, who got caught by the way. Burglary is also virtually non-existent. I almost never lock my door and I never had any problems.

There aren't many beggars especially in upper-class neighbourhoods like Ste-Foy, Sillery and Cap-Rouge. I've only se en one beggar in Ste-Foy in my entire life. There are some in the Vieux-Québec/Basse-Ville especially near major tourist attractions, but I've never had any problems with them.

You won't have any problems if you speak English (forget everything you heard about Québec being a racist backwards province). People are usually really nice even in Mtl. Obsviously, if you only speak English your life will be a bit limited, but nobody will beat you for being anglophone.