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Neighbourhood Crime Reports

Grange Park Toronto Crime Report

Grange Park is a downtown Toronto neighbourhood. Its boundaries include College Street in the north, Queen Street in the south, Spadina Avenue in the west and University Avenue in the east. The neighbourhood is primarily a residential one with many single family homes. Many students of the nearby Ontario College of Art and Design live in the Grange Park neighbourhood. There are also a number of commercial businesses in the area. Some Chinatown businesses extend into the Grange Park neighbourhood as well. The Art Gallery of Ontario is also located in Grange Park. There are three subway stations in the neighbourhood: Queen’s Park Station, St. Patrick Station and Osgoode Station.In the area bordered by College Street, Dundas Street, Spadina Avenue and University Avenue, there is an average of 5.84 crimes against people per 1000 people living and working in the area. There is an average of 24.22 crimes against property per 1000.In the area bordered by Dundas Street, Queen Street, Spadina Avenue and University Avenue, there is an average of 7.23 crimes against people and 31.03 crime against property per 1000 living and working in the region.In September 2009, Toronto Police received a series of complaints about a man peering into windows in the Grange Park neighbourhood. From the Toronto Star:
Police are looking for a man in connection to a series of complaints of a peeping Tom in the Grange Park area. Police believe a single suspect is behind incidents involving a prowler lurking outside windows on ground and upper floors, sometimes using ladders left outside or neighbouring buildings such as garages to peek inside homes on Henry St. near Dundas St. W. and Beverley St.
Often criminals will stake out a house in advance before committing crimes. It is important that you report any suspicious behaviour to the authorities as soon as you notice it. Installing motion-activated lighting around your property and having lights installed above windows and doors will deter criminals from approaching your home and make it easier for you to spot them if they do.In May 2011 a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted after entering a cab in Grange Park. From CityTV Toronto:
The alleged incident happened around midnight. Authorities said a woman got into an “unknown” taxi in the Dundas and Spadina area and was sexually assaulted in the Bernard and Brunswick Avenues area.
In September 2006 a man was stabbed in the Spadina and Dundas area. Also from CityTV:
A young man was seriously wounded Saturday night in a stabbing at Spadina and Dundas. The 20-year-old victim was rushed to St. Mike’s around 6pm and is expected to survive. The attack happened outside a bank and police haven’t been able to talk to the victim yet
When you are using a bank machine or leaving a bank, pay special attention to those around you and do not carry large amounts of cash if you can avoid doing so.In January 2009 a man was shot inside Osgoode Subway station. From the Toronto Star:
Subway service has resumed along the University-Spadina line, but trains are bypassing Osgoode station as police continue to investigate the shooting of a 19-year-old man earlier today… Just before 11 a.m., a fight broke out between a group of people who were exiting the subway.At least three shots were fired on the central platform and police say the fight continued to the mezzanine level before the victim collapsed.When police arrived, they found the 19-year-old man suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to his stomach and one to his thigh. Ferguson said one witness, a woman, stayed with the victim after he was shot.
Police used video surveillance footage to identify the shooter, according to Canoe.ca:
Surveillance footage shared with the media showed the alleged gunman walking calmly out of the subway station clad in a Blue Jays hat, with his hand in a pocket of his dark, fur-trimmed parka.
Security cameras are vital tools that can be used by police officers in a number of ways. The footage is often one of the first thing police ask for when they arrive at a crime scene. In addition to using the footage to determine what has occurred and who was involved, the evidence can be used in trial as well. For more information on how security cameras can protect you, please visit our security cameras page.
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Garden District Toronto Crime Report

The Garden District is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in downtown Toronto. It is named after Allan Gardens which is located nearby. The boundaries of the neighbourhood are Carlton Street in the north and Queen Street in the south. Sherbourne Street is the eastern boundary and Yonge Street is the western boundary. Some consider the area north of Carlton (and possibly as far north as Wellesley Street) to be part of the Garden District.There are many well-known institutions in the neighbourhood including St. Michael’s Hospital, Ryerson University, Yonge-Dundas Square, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, the Canon Theatre and more. It also includes a mix of housing, from single-family homes to large condominiums.Unfortunately, as this is a very busy neighbourhood, there is crime in the Garden District. According to the Toronto Star, parts of this area are the most crime-plagued in the city:
the downtown Dundas and Sherbourne Sts. corridor ranks first in virtually every category of violent crime, based on sheer volume and crime per square kilometre, according to documents obtained by the Star.In street robberies, assault-related offences and what police call “violent calls for service” (which encompasses shootings, stabbings, a person with a knife or gun, and sex attacks) the six downtown blocks south of Allan Gardens top every list.
The area bordered by Queen, Dundas, Jarvis and Parliament is one of the Toronto neighbourhoods with the most property crime.In the area from Carlton to Queen, between Yonge Street and Jarvis Street, there is an average of 7.53 crimes against people per 1000 living and working in the area. There is an average of 31.31 crimes against property per 1000.From Jarvis Street west to Parliament Street and from Carlton to Dundas, there is an average of 28.23 crimes against people per 1000 and 49.85 crimes against property. South of Dundas to Queen, still between Jarvis and Parliament, there is an average of 20.81 crimes against people and 45.94 crimes against property.This area is slightly larger than what is typically described as the Garden District, but it provides a good overview of crime in the area.In August 2010, a man was shot in the Gerrard Street and Sherbourne Street area. From the Toronto Sun:
A man in his 20s is in hospital after gun shots rang out around Sherbourne and Gerrard Sts. early Friday. Toronto Police got the first report of shots being fired around 3:20 a.m.Police said a man turned up with gun shot wounds at a nearby hospital while officers were still searching for the source of the shots. Const. Tony Vella said the man has non-life-threatening injuries.
More recently, in July 2011, a man was stabbed in the back near Dundas and Sherbourne. From CityTV:
A 45-year-old man is in hospital after he was stabbed in the back early Sunday morning. It happened around 5 a.m. near Dundas Street East and Sherbourne Street. The man was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital and is expected to survive.
Another stabbing took place nearby in April 2009. From the Toronto Sun:
An argument between two men in a downtown highrise today ended with both in the same hospital – one in surgery after suffering multiple knife wounds, the other for head stitches.Toronto Police in 51 Division said the pair, both in their 30s and known to each other, got into an argument on the lower level of a highrise building on Sherbourne St. north of Dundas St. around 3 p.m.After one man had his head cut open from a swung beer bottle that broke, the other was slashed repeatedly, police said.
Another stabbing took place in the neighbourhood in 2009, this time at Yonge and Dundas. From the Toronto Star:
A 25-year-old man was stabbed in the lower back during a concert at Yonge-Dundas Square.The man was with his girlfriend in a crowd of about 2,000 people at the North By Northeast festival concert just before 9 p.m. when a stranger apparently threw something at the woman. The boyfriend chased the suspect through the crowd. When he came back, his girlfriend noticed he was bleeding. Police would not say what led to the stabbing.
Also in Dundas Square, a man was attacked with a chair in the public space in 2011. From CityTV:
A man could lose one of his eyes following an alleged attacked in Yonge-Dundas Square Wednesday morning.The 58-year-old victim was hit with a metal chair just before 6 a.m. He was rushed to hospital with a serious eye injury.The attack happened in the north end of the square. Police cordoned the area off for their investigation for just over an hour after the assault. Toronto Police said both men involved live on the street and they got into an argument over money.A suspect was arrested shortly after. A security guard apparently apprehended the 40-year-old man.
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Forest Hill Crime Report

This is Forest Hill crime report is part of our series of Toronto neighbourhood crime reports. Forest Hill is a Toronto neighbourhood known for its rather large single family homes and affluent families.It is typically split into two regions: Forest Hill North and Forest Hill South. The boundaries of Forest Hill North are Briar Hill Avenue in the north and Eglinton Avenue in the south. The eastern border is Latimer Avenue and Allen Road and Marlee Avenue make up the western border. Forest Hill South is, predictably, just south of Forest Hill North.Its boundaries are Eglinton Avenue in the North and Tichester Road in the south. Bathurst Street is the western boundary while Elmsthorpe Road, Avenue Road and Oriole Parkway make up the east boundary.While Forest Hill is lucky enough to have a low amount of crime against people, the neighbourhood has an average rate of crimes against property.

Forest Hill Crime Report Statistics

For crime statistics, Forest Hill is broken up into several regions. The eastern part of North Forest Hill has an average of 2.32 crimes against people per 1,000 people and 16.29 crimes against property. The western region has 4.04 crimes against people and 12.49 crimes against property.In Forest Hill South, the eastern area has 3.14 crimes against people and 14.6 crimes against property. The west only has 1.32 crimes against people, but 11.19 crimes against property per 1,000. The rate of property crime in Forest Hill is generally average for the City of Toronto.However, due to the large homes in the area and the fact that there are many valuable properties in Forest Hill, the area is often a target for sophisticated robbers who are hoping for a big heist.Perhaps the most infamous Forest Hill robbery took place in November 2008 when the home of the wealthy Bronfman family was robbed. Thieves entered a second-floor window and stole a 200-pound safe from the home. In total, 59 pieces of jewellery was stolen as well as an unknown amount of cash. The criminals were able to open the safe with a hammer and a crowbar.Among the items stolen were earrings, chokers, diamonds, sapphires and two Stanley Cup rings from the 1974 and 1976 champion Montreal Canadiens. A two-carat diamond worth $350,000 was also stolen.Some speculated that the safe used to store the items was too small and and that a larger, heavier safe that would be more difficult to move should have been used for such valuables.Unfortunately, this is not the only robbery to take place in the area. More information on recent crimes was found when doing research for our Forest Hill Crime Report.Between September and November 2010 police estimate that over 120 homes have been struck by burglars. Some homes have been hit several times. One house on Russell Hill Road was robbed a substantial amount of property, including of over $100,000 of Israeli gold bullion.Another home was hit for over $61,000 of jewellery including watches, earrings, necklaces and diamonds.Police asked residents and others in the region to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. Toronto police Constable Roy Rawluk said that “there’s a problem with break and enters” in the area due to the large amount of valuables that are stored in homes. A Bronfman family private investigator, Mark Mendelson, stated that Forest Hill gets hit by a break-in most every day. Many of these break-ins are carried out by sophisticated robbers who target homes.The police stressed that anyone who is keeping valuables in their home should store them in a strong, heavy safe with a reliable lock and that they should “create barriers” in their home by locking all doors with secure dead bolt locks. Security tips are an key part of this Forest Hill Crime Report.Being safe with your property is incredibly important. This is a crucial takeaway from this Forest Hill Crime Report. If you are not properly locking your doors with dead bolt locks and if you are leaving valuables out in the open or areas that are not secure, you are putting your property at risk. It is important to always ensure that all entry points to a home are locked securely. This includes all doors and and windows as well as the garage. Second-floor and basement windows must also be protected as criminals often use these as entry points. Having bars or gates on these windows will reduce the risk of a break-in.Equipping your home with a monitored alarm system as well as a monitored security camera system are important as well. Not only do security cameras ask as a deterrent, but they will also record the criminals in the act. This will make apprehending and punishing these criminals easier and faster.
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Flemingdon Park Crime Report

Flemingdon Park is a Toronto neighbourhood located in the former City of North York. Its northern boundary is Eglinton Avenue and its eastern, western and southern boundaries are all the Don River. Flemingdon Park is mostly filled with commercial offices and apartments, though there are now several newer single-family homes being built in the area. There is also a great deal of parkland in the neighbourhood, including Flemingdon park itself.In the area south of Eglinton but north of St. Dennis Drive, there is an average of 4.19 crimes against people per 1000 and an average of 6 crimes against property per 1000. South of St. Dennis drive and north of the actual Flemingdon Park, there is an average of 12.35 crimes against people and 18.74 crimes against property. South of Flemingdon Park to the Don Valley Parkway, there are 6.09 crimes against people per 1000 and 8.36 crimes against property.Like all Toronto neighbourhoods, there is crime in Flemingdon Park.In January 2009 police were called to a Flemingdon Park apartment building after shots were fired. From Canoe.ca:
Cops were called to Flemingdon Park after shots rang out at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Toronto Police Const. Wendy Drummond said.One man was found injured in front of Liu’s building, while a second victim showed up in hospital. Both were treated for non life-threatening gunshot wounds.The men, 23 and 33 years old, were walking from the neighbourhood recreation centre to 45 Grenoble Dr. when a male “dressed all in black” walked up to them and began firing, Drummond said.
In June of 2009, a man was assaulted and shot in the leg on St. Denis Drive, near Eglinton Avenue and the Don Valley Parkway. He was chased by two men, beaten and shot in the leg. According to the Toronto Star, “it’s not clear exactly what caused the pair to shoot the man.”It may have been a botched robbery, a fight or another type of altercation.It’s important to remember that crime can occur almost anywhere at any time, even at a schools. Most parents assume that their children are relatively safe while they are at school, but this is unfortunately not always true. In March of 2010, three students were arrested at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute after they attacked another student with a stun gun. A report from Global News describes the crime:
Const. Wendy Drummond said three students allegedly rushed the 19-year-old victim in an open hallway of the Flemingdon Park high school around noon. He then fell to the ground where he was kicked, punched and shocked with the stun gun causing minor burns on his leg.The suspects, all between 19 and 21 years old, fled the scene, but were chased and arrested by the police’s school resource officer. Police seized a stun gun and brass knuckles during the arrest. However, it is unclear whether the latter was used during the assault.
The wide variety of crimes that have taken place in Flemingdon Park and throughout the City of Toronto show us that security needs to be a priority at all times in all areas. Whether you are inside a home, on the street, in a school or in any other location, it is very important to focus on security and security services. SafeTech Alarm System has the technology and the expertise to protect people and property. We’ve been installing home alarm systems, commercial alarm systems, security cameras, bars and gates and other security system components for over 20 years.Fore more information on SafeTech Alarm Systems and help on how you can protect your property, your family and your belongings, please contact us today. One of our loss prevention experts will be more than happy to discuss your security options with you.
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Eglinton East Crime Report

Eglinton East is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the former Scarborough region of the city. As the name suggests it is located along Eglinton Avenue in the east end of Toronto. The neighbourhood’s boundaries are Eglinton Avenue and the CNR Railway tracks east of Brimley Road in the south, Stansbury Crescent, Citadel Drive and West Highland Creek in the north, Midland Avenue in the west and Bellamy Road North to the east.The neighbourhood is sometimes also known as Eglinton East Scarborough. It is a primarily residential area with a number of apartment buildings.

Eglinton East Crime Rates

In the area bordered by Stansbury Crescent, Citadel Drive, Brimley Road, Eglinton Avenue and Midland Avenue, there is an average of 14.58 crimes against people and 22.42 crimes against property per 1000 people living and working in the region. The area bordered by West Highland Creek in the north, Brimley Road in the west, Eglinton Avenue, Danforth Road and Trudelle Street in the south and McCowan Road in the east, there is an average of 14.87 crimes against people and 25.47 crimes against property.In the area south of Danforth Road and Trudelle Street to the CNR Railway tracks, between Brimley and McCowan, there is an average of 8.16 crimes against people and 17.02 crimes against property. In the area east of McCowan Road to Bellamy Road, between West Highland Creek  and the CNR Railway Tracks, there is an average of 7.99 crimes against people and 15.72 crimes against property.

Eglinton East Crime

In October 2011 a man was stabbed in the Eglinton and Midland area. From City TV:
A man was stabbed in the torso in the city’s east end on Monday morning. Jean Vanier Catholic secondary school was placed in hold-and-secure mode as police searched for a female suspect, said to be about 25 years old.Officers were called to 31 Gilder Dr., near Midland and Eglinton avenues, around 10 a.m. when the stabbing victim called 911 after being knifed.
In March 2011 a man was shot and killed in a bar in the Eglinton and Midland area. From CBC News:
The shooting happened just after 2:20 a.m. ET at G’s Chill & Grill, a bar on Eglinton Avenue East near Midland Avenue.Police responded to a 911 call and found Cliffington Ford, a 38-year-old father of 10, dead of gunshot wounds inside the bar. Many patrons fled the packed bar after the shooting, but some stayed and provided information, police said.
In February 2011 a man was stabbed in the Brimley and Eglinton area. He actually walked home before calling police. From City TV:
Police are investigating after a man walked home when he was stabbed in Scarborough Friday night.The victim called police from his home on Danforth Avenue shortly before 10pm, but was actually stabbed somewhere else in the Brimley Road and Eglinton Avenue area. He was taken to Sunnybrook hospital, but the extent of his injuries is not yet known.
A man was shot in the head near Eglinton and Midland in November 2009. He survived the shooting. From CP24:
The shooting took place at 136 Benjamin Blvd. shortly before 3 p.m. Police received reports that a person had been shot and was lying on the ground, bleeding from the forehead, says Const. Tony Vella.The victim was conscious and breathing with a faint pulse, while he was transported to Sunnybrook hospital, according to Toronto Emergency Medical Services. He is believed to be in his twenties and is expected to survive.
Another man was wounded in a separate shooting near McCowan and Eglinton. This shooting took place in February 2009. From the Toronto Star:
Police are looking for up to three suspects following an early morning shooting.Police were called to a housing complex on McCowan Rd., north of Eglinton Ave. E., around 12:45 a.m. after reports of gunfire. One man was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Sunnybrook hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
As always, it is important to consider the crime for an entire region of the city rather than just looking at crime in one particular area. Criminals do not stop at arbitrary boundaries and crime can take place at any time in any area of the city. For more information on how you can protect yourself, please contact us.
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Eatonville Toronto Crime Report

Eatonville is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the Etobicoke area of the city. It is home to the Etobicoke Civic Centre. The area is also known as “Etobicoke West Mall.” Highway 427 cuts through the middle of the Eatonville neighbourhood. The neighbourhood’s boundaries are Rathburn Road and Burnhamthorpe Road in the north, Dundas Street in the south, Renforth Drive and Neilson Park in the west and Kipling Avenue and Echo Valley Park in the east.

Eatonville, Toronto Crime Statistics

In the area west of Highway 427 and south of Burnhamthorpe Road, there is an average of 4.12 crimes against people per 1000 people living and working in the area. There is an average of 12.12 crimes against property per 1000.East of Highway 427 to Martin Grove Road, between Burnhamthorpe Road and Bloor Street, there is an average of 4.76 crimes against people and 16.76 crimes against property. North of Burnhamthorpe Road to Rathburn Road, still between Highway 427 and Martin Grove Road, there is an average of 5.22 crimes against people and 12.66 crimes against property.West of Martin Grove Road to Kipling Avenue, between Rathburn Road and Bloor Street West, there is an average of 2.68 crimes against people and 11.48 crimes against property.South of Bloor Street, between Kipling and Highway 427, there is an average of 3.28 crimes against people and 28.11 crimes against property per 1000.

Eatonville, Toronto Crime

In January 2009, a man was shot a number of times near Highway 427 and Rathburn Road. From the Toronto Star:
A 24-year-old man is in hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Etobicoke early this morning. Emergency officials were called to The West Mall near Holiday Dr., southwest of Hwy. 427 and Rathburn Rd., just after 1 a.m., said Staff Sgt. Andrew Johnstone.They found the man with wounds to his chest, back and arm. EMS staff rushed him to St. Michael’s Hospital. Police say the victim and his friends were involved in an altercation with a group of five men who were in a five-door Honda Accord. One of the group brandished a handgun, chased the victim and shot him.
In May 2009, a man was found dead inside a home near Martin Grove and Burnhamthorpe. From the Toronto Sun:
On Wednesday, Toronto Police found the body of Tony Colantonio inside his Westglen Cres. home, near Martin Grove and Burnhamthorpe Rds., just after 11 a.m.The death was initially classified as suspicious, but yesterday morning was upgraded to a homicide until the afternoon post-mortem. Homicide Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux said police and pathologists will meet today to discuss the possibility that Colantonio wasn’t murdered.
The death was later ruled a murder.Also in May 2009, three people were shot near The West Mall. From Inside Toronto:
Approximately four intruders dressed in dark clothing opened fire on a birthday party on The West Mall just south of Rathburn Road, and sent six people to hospital. Three victims — one shot in the face, another in the back — were in critical condition, but have been upgraded to serious condition.
In October 2011 a man was shot and killed near Rathburn Road and Highway 427. From the Toronto Star:
Police are seeking the public’s assistance after a double shooting in Etobicoke left one man dead and another in serious condition. Nigel Caine, 20, was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the front lawn of a home on Monet Avenue near Rathburn Road and Highway 427 just after midnight on Friday.Caine died of his injuries in hospital. Another victim, a 19-year-old man remains in hospital in serious condition. Police said they had received a call about gunfire on Crendon Drive, a nearby street. Toronto EMS said that one man was shot in the head and the other was shot in the back.
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East Danforth Crime Report

East Danforth is a neighbourhood located in the former East York area of the City of Toronto. It is located along Danforth Avenue, as the name suggests.  The neighbourhood’s western boundary is Greenwood Avenue and its eastern boundary is Victoria Park Avenue. To the north is the Old East York neighbourhood and the southern boundary is defined by railway tracks.In terms of crime in the East Danforth neighbourhood, the crime rates are relatively average for the City of Toronto. South of Danforth Avenue to the railway tracks, between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue, there is an average of 12.75 crimes against people per 1000 living and working in the area. There is an average of 21.58 crimes against property.East of Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue, still between Danforth Avenue and the railway tracks, there is an average of 9.64 crimes against people and 22.07 crimes against property.North of Danforth, between Coxwell Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue, there is an average of 15.44 crimes against people and 35.22 crimes against property. Between Coxwell Avenue and Greenwood Avenue there is 14.71 crimes against people and 33.92 crimes against property.The Danforth and Victoria Park area is one of the Toronto areas with the most property crime.In August of 2009 a shot was fired outside of Coxwell subway station near Danforth and Coxwell. From CityTV:
According to reports, one shot was fired, and luckily no one was hurt.Police still aren’t sure what precipitated the shooting, which took place at the height of rush hour. Witnesses say they saw a gunman pull a chain from another man’s neck before the gun went off.
In August 2010, there was gunfire outside of another nearby subway station. This time it was near Victoria Park station near Danforth and Victoria Park.  From CTV News:
The shots rang out on a walkway which connects Victoria Park subway station to a nearby apartment building. The walkway is often busy with commuters, but it appears that passersby were not injured.Police said that two men were injured in the shooting, though it’s expected both will survive.
However, it is not just nearby subway stations. In April 2011 a man was taken to hospital after he was assaulted near Coxwell and Danforth. From CP24:
Police say two males got into an altercation on Coxwell Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., resulting one of them being transported to hospital with serious injuries.Police say a weapon was recovered but it’s not known if the weapon was used in the assault.
In June 2011 a man with a gun fired several shots near Danforth and Ladysmith Avenue, which is about a block east of Greenwood Avenue. Also from CP24:
Officers were called to the area of Danforth Avenue and Ladysmith Avenue, about a block east of Greenwood Avenue, shortly before 1:30 a.m. Police found shell casings at the scene, but the people who were involved in the dispute were gone.Officers soon learned from witnesses that there was a fight in a bar near the intersection that spilled onto the sidewalk. The situation soon escalated to the point where someone fired several gunshots, police said.
In July 2011 a teenager was stabbed repeatedly near Danforth and Greenwood by another teenager. From the National Post:
The attack occurred around 10:30 a.m., and was motivated by robbery. The attacker stole the victim’s cell phone, then fled the scene. A passerby saw the wounded teen on Lamb Avenue and called police; when officers arrived, the student was without vital signs. He was rushed to hospital.“His injuries are bad, but he will live,” said Officer Wahid Khan of Toronto Police at the scene.
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Dufferin Grove Crime Report

Dufferin Grove is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located west of downtown Toronto. The boundaries of this neighbourhood are Bloor Street in the north, Dundas Street in the south, Ossington Avenue in the east and Dufferin Avenue in the west. The neighbourhood is a mix of residential homes and commercial space. The main green space in the area is Dufferin Grove Park.

Dufferin Grove Crime Statistics

In the area bordered by Bloor Street, College Street, Ossington Avenue and Dovercourt Road, there is an average of 6.74 crimes against people and 18.82 crimes against property. South of College to Dundas Street, between Ossington and Dovercourt, there is an average of 6.5 crimes against people and 25.07 crimes against property.In the area bordered by Bloor Street, College Street, Dovercourt Road and Dufferin Street, including Duffering Grove Park, there is an average of 11.47 crimes against people and 49.21 crimes against property. This region is one of the Toronto areas with the most property crime.South of College to Dundas, between Dovercourt and Dufferin, there is an average of 5.69 crimes against people and 18.03 crimes against property.In November 2011 a body was found inside an SUV near Dufferin Grove Park. From the National Post:
Toronto Police blocked off Dewson Street in a leafy neighbourhood near Dufferin Grove Park at about 9 a.m. Wednesday after a body was discovered in a Nissan Pathfinder.The death is being treated as suspicious. Homicide detectives soon arrived on scene, peering into the parked SUV from the passenger side, as well as half a dozen police cars and an ambulance.
In July 2011 a man was shot near Dufferin and Bloor. From CTV News:
A 20-year-old man was shot in the hand and backside near the basketball courts at Dufferin Grove Park, near Dufferin and Bloor Streets, around 10:20 p.m. He was rushed to St. Michael’s Hospital with injuries that are considered not life-threatening.Police say two men were having an argument when shots were fired. There were several witnesses to the incident but they are not being co-operative with investigators, police said.
Also in July 2011, two men were shot near Dufferin and College. From 680 News:
Toronto EMS confirm one man has been rushed to hospital tonight following a shooting near Dufferin & College. The incident happened around 10:25, with he victim was hit twice; once in the abdomen, the other in the buttocks.
In 2007 a teenage boy was stabbed in Dufferin Grove Park. From the National Post:
A 15-year-old boy was treated for a stab wound to the leg and bruising to his head yesterday following an assault in Dufferin Grove Park, in the city’s west end. Police were called to the Dufferin Street and Sylvan Avenue area around 4 p.m. after a fight broke out among students from a nearby high school. About 30 witnesses were questioned by police, but no suspects have been identified. Four boys were seen fleeing, police said. Gang rivalry is not suspected, police said.
It is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times in order to stay safe and protect your property. There are a number of things you can do in order to make it easier to keep watch of your property. Motion-activated lighting around your home and your property as well as lighting above windows and doors will allow you to notice anyone acting suspicious in your area. Additional lighting also helps security cameras capture more detailed images. Surveillance footage from security cameras offers powerful evidence to police and other authorities.For more information on how you can keep your home, business and family safe, please contact one of SafeTech Alarm Systems’ loss prevention officials. We’ve been protecting people and property for over 20 years.
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