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Darren Boyer, January 3 2023

The Most Dangerous Cities And Places in Alberta November 2022

Cities with the highest crime rates in Alberta in November.

Cold Lake had the highest crime rate for a City in November. Next was Wetaskawin, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Calgary and Edmonton as the cities with the highest property crime rates.

Total Crimes for each location were Cold Lake - 84, Wetaskawin - 54, Red Deer - 373, Grande Prairie - 208, Calgary* - 3848, Edmonton - 3090.  

All  property crimes reported across Alberta in November were 3735 .  The property crimes in Calgary* were 3848 and Edmonton were 3090.  These two cities are equal to or higher than the rest of Alberta for crime volume.

Highest Crime Locations Overall

Alberta Beach had the highest crime rate in the province with over 12.77 crimes per 1,000 residents.  This was followed by O'Chiese, Samson Cree Nation, Bonnyville (#1 in October),  High Prairie, and St. Paul (#3 in October.)

Towns With The Highest Crime in November

Places With The Highest Rural Crime In November

The Safest Places in Alberta

Bashaw, Bentley, Bow Island, Bruderheim, Delburne, and Wembley all reported zero property crimes in November.  

Four places that start with the letter B seem to have been some of the most safe places with zero crime rates for some reason!

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Highest Crime Places By Region

Below are the highest crime locations for eight regions across Alberta.

A list of 125 places and where they rank is at the bottom of the post.

Edmonton Region

Leduc County, Edmonton, Devon, Stony Plain, Leduc, and Fort Saskatchewan had the highest crime rates in the Edmonton Region.

Calgary Region

Calgary, Black Diamond, Chestermere, Crossfield, Rocky View County, and Stoney Nakoda First Nations had the highest crime rates in the Calgary Region.

Central Alberta

Alberta Beach, O'Chiese (was #1 in October), Samson Cree Nation (was #6 in in October), Drayton Valley (was #3 in October), Wetaskawin (was #5 in October), and Onoway had the highest crime rates in Central Alberta.

Eastern Alberta

Bonnyville (was #1 in October as well), St, Paul (was #2 in October as well), Cold Lake (was #6 in October), Athabasca, Lac La Biche County (was #4 in October),  and Slave Lake were the highest crime locations in Eastern Alberta.

Southern Alberta - Badlands Region

Nanton (was #6 in October), Cardston (was #3 in October), Castor, Flagstaff County (was #1 in October), Lethbridge County, and Stettler had the highest crime rates in Southern Alberta.

Grande Prairie - Peace River Region

High Prairie, Valleyview (#3 in October), Northern Sunrise County (#5 in October), Fox Creek, Grande Prairie (#6 in October), and Sexsmith had the highest crime rates in the Grande Prairie - Peace River Regions.

Alberta Rockies

The Improvement District, Hinton and Edson had the highest crime locations in the Alberta Rockies.  There are only 6 places in this region and all 6 will be in the chart.

Crime Rates and Ranking Across Alberta

These are the 125 places we rank from highest crime to the lowest.

Ranking | Municipality| Crimes per 1,000 Residents| Reported Crimes 

 1 Alberta Beach 12.77 13
2 O'Chiese 12.67 10
3 Samson Cree Nation 8.89 30
4 Bonnyville 7.96 51
5 High Prairie 7.02 18
6 St Paul 6.99 41
7 Leduc County 6.46 89
8 Valleyview 5.98 10
9 Drayton Valley 5.81 42
10 Cold Lake 5.36 84

11 Northern Sunrise County 5.12 10
12 Athabasca 4.35 12
13 Lac La Biche County 4.30 33
14 Wetaskiwin 4.27 54
15 Onoway 4.14 4
16 Slave Lake 4.06 27
17 Improvement District No. 9 3.98 4
18 Olds 3.92 36
19 St. Paul County 3.81 23
20 Lamont County 3.73 14

21 Red Deer 3.70 373
22 Fox Creek 3.66 6
23 Barrhead 3.47 15
24 Hinton 3.36 33
25 Rocky Mountain House 3.25 22
26 Grande Prairie 3.24 208
27 Nanton 3.21 7
28 Vegreville 3.15 18
29 Calgary* 3.11 3848
30 Edmonton 3.06 3090

31 Edson 2.99 25
32 Devon 2.89 19
33 Sexsmith 2.88 7
34 Sylvan Lake 2.88 46
35 Ponoka 2.86 21
36 Westlock 2.78 20
37 Innisfail 2.76 22
38 Stony Plain 2.72 49
39 Smoky Lake County 2.68 11
40 Yellowhead County 2.64 29

41 Wood Buffalo 2.56 183
42 Leduc 2.46 84
43 Thorhild County 2.46 8
44 Fort Saskatchewan 2.40 65
45 Brazeau County 2.37 17
46 Whitecourt 2.37 23
47 Parkland County 2.36 76
48 Calmar 2.29 5
49 Peace River 2.27 15
50 Sturgeon County 2.24 45


51 Cardston 2.23 8
52 Lac Ste. Anne County 2.20 24
53 Beaverlodge 2.20 5
54 Spruce Grove 2.18 82
55 Castor 2.15 2
56 Red Deer County 2.15 42
57 Flagstaff County 2.14 8
58 Lethbridge County 2.12 22
59 MD of Bonnyville 2.09 27
60 Wainwright 2.07 13

61 Stettler 1.98 11
62 Eckville 1.97 2
63 MD of Greenview 1.97 18
64 St. Albert 1.96 134
65 Big Lakes County 1.94 11
66 Vermilion River County 1.94 16
67 High Level 1.90 6
68 MD of Opportunity 1.89 6
69 Brooks 1.88 28
70 Berwyn 1.86 1

71 Claresholm 1.85 7
72 Westlock County 1.80 13
73 County of Westaskawin 1.79 20
74 Drumheller 1.75 14
75 Bassano 1.66 2
76 Blackfalds 1.62 17
77 Redcliff 1.61 9
78 Crowsnest Pass 1.61 9
79 Bowden 1.56 2
80 Banff 1.53 12

81 Athabasca County 1.52 12
82 Sundre 1.47 4
83 Black Diamond 1.47 4
84 Chestermere 1.45 30
85 Penhold 1.44 5
86 Crossfield 1.39 5
87 Rocky View County 1.37 54
88 Alix 1.36 1
89 Three Hills 1.31 4
90 Jasper 1.31 6

91 Stoney Nakoda First Nation 1.26 5
92 County of Grande Prairie 1.26 28
93 Ponoka County 1.22 12
94 Beaver County 1.19 7
95 Coaldale 1.14 10
96 Strathmore 1.09 15
97 Canmore 1.07 15
98 Airdrie 1.07 79
99 Strathcona County 1.05 103
100 Sherwood Park 1.04 103

101 Morinville 0.96 10
102 County of Barrhead 0.95 6
103 Cochrane 0.84 27
104 Lacombe County 0.82 11
105 Foothills County 0.79 18
106 Wheatland County 0.68 6
107 Bon Accord 0.65 1
108 Mackenzie County 0.63 7
109 Okotoks 0.59 18
110 Clearwater County 0.59 7

111 County of Forty Mile 0.56 2
112 Mountain View County 0.54 7
113 High River 0.52 12
114 Taber 0.47 4
115 Camrose County 0.47 4
116 Woodlands County 0.42 2
117 Didsbury 0.31 4
118 Beaumont 0.24 5
119 Stettler County 0.19 1
120 Bashaw 0.00 0

121 Bentley 0.00 0
122 Bow Island 0.00 0
123 Bruderheim 0.00 0
124 Delburne 0.00 0
125 Wembley 0.00 0

Where These Charts and Data Came From

There are over 300 Municipalities in Alberta counting Villages and Reserves. We gather all the RCMP data, Calgary Police Service Data and Edmonton Police Service data that is publicly available. The goal is to report on the major areas and trends, not every single village.

Of the 300 RCMP reported areas this report covers 125 of the larger ones.  The crimes are then compared to the population to get the crimes per 1,000 residents.

This method helps make the easiest comparison between locations. This method is also what the FBI uses to look at crime across America.

Calgary* 

Calgary data is only available as recent as September. All other data is based on October 2022 information.

Calgary August Data

Commercial Robbery 34
Property Crimes 4305
Fraud (491)
Total  3848

Data

Independent police services like the Lethbridge Police Service, the Lacombe Police Service, The Medicine Hat Police service do not seem to report the property crime rates publicly.  

If there is a way to access data for these and any other police services please let me know.

Due to the difficulties in collecting this data some locations in Alberta may not be included.  

Written by

Darren Boyer

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