Crime in Saint John's, Canada

Crime rates in Saint John's, Canada

Level of crime
51.96 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
76.48 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
49.70 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
34.24 Low
Worries car stolen
38.53 Low
Worries things from car stolen
58.17 Moderate
Worries attacked
35.60 Low
Worries being insulted
36.57 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
14.35 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
65.57 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
57.28 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
49.25 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
34.26 Low

Safety in Saint John's, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
72.91 High
Safety walking alone during night
40.32 Moderate

Contributors: 56

Last update: May 2021

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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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 06, 2020:
St. John’s is a nice city to live in! Lots of things to do and see, however, drugs seem to be a very big problem here in the city. You know it’s bad when someone under the influence of drugs boards your bus screaming racial slurs, and saying profanities to everyone. As a student I am sometimes afraid to commute by myself in fear that I will come across someone violent or on drugs that may want to do harm. Robberies are also commonplace here. But all of that aside, St. John’s is starting to see a decrease in violent crime and serious crime. But don’t let that keep you from staying on your toes, you’re in a city, you have to be careful. St. John’s is a beautiful city with plenty of sights to see, you just have to be careful when you go about doing it. If you’re not looking for trouble you won’t get it.
Big Pea on Jan 26, 2019:
I agree St. John’s is safe place, like anywhere don’t get to impaired and choose your drinking areas wisely. It’s best to visit here in the Summer & Autumn. Winters are dull to much salt and gravel around, it damages ones shoes. Plus the windchill makes a person want to feed there dog a bunch of hotdogs before taking fluffy for a walk around powers pond in Mt. Pearl. Let him crap in the snow bank and not even bother to pick up :)
Anonymous on Oct 05, 2018:
Overall St. John's is a safe place. It's easier to over indulge when consuming alcohol in an area where many bars happen to be. " Some things will never change that is just the way it is ". "When will we ever learn". The quote is necessary it's not my sentence nor my lyric sorry I don't have the APA for it but Im giving credit to the artist who first wrote it.

This is my last post. I enjoy writing, reading, and possibly even editing works. Maybe I might study a journalism course for self interest. Who knows or maybe not.
Anonymous on Oct 01, 2018:
Old school multiple choice question:
Who invented the light bulb ?
A. Newfoundlander
B. Aussie
C. Thomas Edison
D. Oprah Winfrey

The correct is C Mr. Edison.

# me too. Best to forget ones unpleasant experiences. Take care.
Anonymous on Sep 19, 2018:
Would a Newfoundlander shit in the woods and wipe his ass with a fluffy black rabbit ? The answer is no a newfoundlander would need to see the result of the wipe :) lol. If your never cracked a smile your to serious and need to enjoy the best brew this land has to offer !!
Anonymous on Jun 03, 2018:
See ya at the gutsy walk bitches. Please read with a sense of humour. And don't take an insult the wrong way. Sorry if you can't take feedback or comprehend how to change your actions for the better. I'd rather be singled out and have a chance to correct a work related task process then be the same fool day in day out. A lot of peeps are capable but we all have strengths and weaknesses. But at work it's best to find a job where ones strengths allow them to complete the tasks of the job while having fun because the person enjoys the tasks assigned to them at work. It improves the work culture and people who enjoy their jobs enjoy each other's company if the work gets done right. Whereas people working in jobs just for the paycheque need to evaluate whether or not they are working in the right industry. It's best to be open and transparent with your employees. Sometimes a person needs to work in an industry to find out for themselves it's not for them. It doesn't mean your a failure it just means a person needs to do more homework on their career choices. Take care and stay of the dope !!
Anonymous on Jun 02, 2018:
Well at least I don't have Crohns Ha Ha
Anonymous on Jun 01, 2018:
That being said St. John's has many nice areas as well. It's a city and most cities have areas that are questionable. But certain drug using behaviours do not belong in towns our size. In other large urban centres these people are not easily accessible when trying to get safely home from drinking beer, on a night I had no intentions of going out to a bar. Is it feasible to say hey I need a hotel room to go out in St. John's because an aquantince may take advantage of me or some sketch bag will be welcomed into the taxi while I'm impaired and not in a position to make a rational decision. I'm still baffled at what happened. I'm trying to move forward with my life. But incidents like this really add to the stress o meter !!
Anonymous on May 27, 2018:
Several run down areas with questionable drug users desperate for cash and a fix. Questionable customer service from late night taxi drivers who facilitate or contribute to a potential crime. Ideal cab companies drive customers to there place of stay. They are the sober ones because driving in St. John's is a joke after 10:00 pm. Id hate see these drivers operate a vehicle in a million plus jurisdiction parked waiting for a tipsy client. Look I'm educated I graduated post secondary. Yes I was impaired hence I hired a taxi not to quickly allow a sketch bag into the vehicle of hire. To conclude St. John's is not as safe as it used to be.