York University Heights
, also known as Northwood Park and The Village at York, is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located around the main campus of York University. It is one of the northernmost neighbourhoods in the city. The neighbourhood’s boundaries include Steeles Avenue in the north, Dufferin Street in the east, Sheppard Avenue in the south and the Black Creek Parkland in the west. The Jane and Finch neighbourhood
is located to the west of York University Heights and the Downsview neighbourhood
is located directly south.
York University Heights Crime Report
The neighbourhood contains a mix of established communities and new developments as well as a mix of high-rise buildings, semi-detached homes, townhomes, condominiums and student housing. Since the university campus is located in this neighbourhood, many students live in this region.
York University Heights Crime Rates
In the area bordered by Finch Avenue in the north, Grandravine Drive in the south, Keele Street in the east and Black Creek in the west, there is an average of 11.36 crimes against people per 1000 living and working in the area. There is an average of 17.85 crimes against property per 1000. South of Grandravine Drive to Sheppard, still between Black Creek and Keele Street, there is an average of 10.78 crimes against people and 10.29 crimes against property.The remaining area of York University Heights, including the area north of Finch Avenue, York University campus itself and the region east of Keele, has an average of 4.65 crimes against people and 20.41 crimes against property.
York University Heights Crime
On February 23, 2012, a man was arrested and charged after shots were fired in a York University dormitory. From the Toronto Star:
A first-year law student has been arrested after shots were fired in a dormitory Saturday morning at York University. Police were called to 360 Assiniboine Rd., located on the southern boundary of the campus around 6:45 a.m.Police said someone fired a shotgun at the door, causing projectiles to go through the door and into the apartment. A female student was in the apartment at the time but didn’t suffer any injuries. During investigation, police learned that the occupant of the apartment had issues with the door and its lock.Following his arrest, police seized a 12 gauge Remington 870 shotgun and a 22 calibre rifle along with a substantial number of rounds of ammunition for each gun.
In January 2012, a man was arrested after he entered women’s washrooms and used his camera phone to take pictures. From Canoe.ca:
Toronto Const. Tony Vella said the man was spotted by two women who used a bathroom in Curtis Lecture Hall at the main campus shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday.He said one woman noticed a man’s legs in the stall next to hers and the second woman later confirmed the sighting. At one point, Vella said the women noticed the man pointing a camera phone under the stall wall towards them.
In May 2011 a woman was sexually assaulted on York campus. From City TV:
A 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted inside the Seneca College building on York University campus, police allege. Investigators say the attack took place on Thursday around 4 p.m.The victim, a student at York, was walking on campus when she noticed an individual following closely behind her. When she entered the Seneca building, the suspect trailed her, and began assaulting her in the building’s main hall. The woman tried to evade the man by entering an office, but he continued to pursue her, attacking her a second time.She was able to escape by entering another office and closing the door behind her, prompting the suspect to flee on foot.
In April 2011 a woman was murdered in her home near York University campus. Also from City TV:
The death of a 23-year-old York University student is now being treated as a homicide and a man is in custody charged with her murder, police announced at a brief press conference Wednesday.Qian Liu was found dead in a basement apartment near York University on April 15. She had apparently been chatting with her boyfriend in China via webcam hours before her body was found. The boyfriend told police he saw Liu struggle with another man before Liu’s computer was shut off. An autopsy proved inconclusive but toxicology results are still pending.“It has been deemed a homicide,” said Homicide Insp. Edward Boyd.
Also in April 2011, a woman was assaulted in a bar on campus. From CTV:
Valerie Bustros, 24, said that when she went into the washroom at the university’s Absinthe Pub, a man swore at her.When she came outside of the washroom, more words were exchanged before she was jumped, Bustros said.CTV’s Tamara Cherry reported that Bustros did not know if she was attacked because she’s a woman, because she’s a lesbian or because a few men were looking for a fight.
In November 2009 a man was shot and killed in the Finch and Keele area. From CP24:
Toronto police have identified a man shot to death in the city’s north end late Tuesday night.Police were called to a townhouse complex at 202 Sentinel Rd. near Finch Avenue and Keele Street just after 11:30 p.m., responding to reports of a shooting.Investigators say the victim, 24-year-old Kevin Phouthonesy, had been in an SUV with his girlfriend when he was approached by an unknown male and shot. The victim’s girlfriend was not injured, police say.
In September 2006, two people were stabbed in a York University
residence. From CBC
The double stabbing of a young couple in a York University residence Tuesday afternoon is being treated as a domestic dispute, police said.Emergency crews were called to the scene by campus security around 2:30 p.m. and found two people — a 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman — suffering from stab wounds.Police said the couple, whose names were not released, had been involved in a relationship that had recently ended. Both suffered knife wounds, police said.York University Heights Crime Report article – Safetech Security @ 2012 ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_University_Heights