Crime in St.Catharines, Canada

Crime rates in St.Catharines, Canada

Level of crime
48.63 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
75.94 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
42.95 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
35.47 Low
Worries car stolen
32.12 Low
Worries things from car stolen
52.03 Moderate
Worries attacked
39.86 Low
Worries being insulted
44.51 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
22.83 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
71.94 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
53.03 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
42.35 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
40.38 Moderate

Safety in St.Catharines, Canada

Safety walking alone during daylight
73.36 High
Safety walking alone during night
41.57 Moderate

Contributors: 98

Last update: January 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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8 Comments so far
Christina Sutherland on Feb 27, 2024:
St Catharines was much better in the 90s.
I have had my gate broken latch and all, my mobility scooter charger stolen, coffee thrown on my windows and door and harassment of homeless woman banging on my bedroom window which is at ground level. I have had iphone stolen as well as a wallet. There are dents on my door and scratches gouged out of the wood frame of my door. I have PTSD so this is quite startling for me. They have bump keys and are envious so they steal. The Niagara Regional Police dont take things seriously and these entitled punks have more rights than anyone. It is disgusting the garbage thrown aroubd and piled up on porches. Also property managements are a koke and do NOTHING. The city also does nothing when a property issue is reported like sewage smell inside units etc
These gang stalking targeting is criminal harassment! Yet noone cares to help or enfirce the law. Its not the garden cuty its the garbage city. It really is getting too much!
Anonymous citizen on Sep 14, 2023:
People are on drugs assaulting the vulnerable , lack of police precense and when you see them their speeding without lights or sirens on. Armed burglaries , theft from property . Alot of hoodlums taking what they can.
Anonymous on Oct 20, 2022:
Solidarity still exists and if you're not from here stay away from the park
Citizen on Aug 01, 2021:
Homeless are camped across from Start Me Up and down Gale Cres Hookers plying their trade on Gale Cres Encampments leaving a lot of garbage around Encampment and drug use increasing bad last year worse this year.
rob hodges on Jul 23, 2021:
The city is one of the nicest in country and is generally considered a retirement area since the closure of Hayes Dana and GM. The government has added the MTO building, an new arena and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Center, not withstanding some very large Niagara Regional Police stations. The surrounding areas have much to offer in the way of fruit belt farms, tourism, wineries, the locks and schools; namely Brock University and Niagara College. Unfortunately, most jobs are seasonal and induce a feast or famine environment.
In short, if you're looking for a place to retire, the urban sprawl is moving from the GTA and Hamilton in an effort to find affordable housing and proximity for commuting. Ergo, demographic shift and gentrification of community is rising with an added bonus of multiculturism.
In summary the area is gorgeous, the houses and properties are cleaner and the previous comments stand out as truisms of our classist Canada.
mayor ignoring homeless problem on Jun 26, 2021:
This city allows camping across from Start Me Up. Does not care about the residents or taxpayers.
If you are planning on moving to St.Catharines, dont. Full of homeless people and politicians that dont care.
Just bring your tent and camp at city hall.
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2020:
Getting better, more people, becoming nearly as diverse as GTA-regions but the south end of the city is still dogshit in some areas
Omar on May 21, 2020:
All the poverty and crime from east hamilton is getting spread here. Getting wore by the year, crime is taking over the city slowly