Top 10 Rudest Cities In Canada (2024)

For the past few years, Canada’s crime rate has been rising, particularly in British Columbia. According to MacLean’s yearly report on crime, British Columbia has eight of the top twenty-five rudest cities in the country. 

These cities were ranked using the Crime Severity Index. The Index is based on information used by Canada to measure all of the crimes committed in the country, depending on the severity and percentage of crime. Sudbury and Lethbridge are listed in the top four, whereas Regina, Winnipeg, and Hamilton are ranked fifth and so are the rudest cities in the country.

Top 10 Rudest Cities In Canada

1. Surrey, British Columbia

Surrey has a crime rate that is 30% greater than the national average, however, their violent crime rate is 2% lower. In Surrey, you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime, and this number keeps increasing year by year. Even with this, people are afraid of being attacked physically because of their skin color, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Assault, armed robbery, vandalism, and theft are other examples of violent crimes happening in the city. 

2. Lethbridge

Lethbridge is the second rudest city on our list. In this city, the percentage of having your home broken into and having your belongings carted away is 65.66%, while that of getting raided or robbed is 59.16%. So also, the percentage of having your car stolen is 54.76%, and having properties stolen from your car is 71.44%. Other prevalent violent crimes include assault, armed robbery, vandalism, and theft.

3. Red Deer, Alberta

In Red Deer, walking alone in the daylight is extremely safe but you won’t want to dare walk anyhow at night. The risk of walking alone at night in Red Deer has increased to 67.63%, while the fear of being assaulted is 46.31% which is a bit higher than the previous rate of 46%.

4. Sudbury, Ontario

For the past 3 years, the Sudbury police recorded a crime rate of 5,677 per 100,000 residents, which is 38% more than the province average of 38% – higher than the national average. Also, the number of offenses has increased to 84.13% in recent months. Among the most prevalent violent crimes are assault, armed robbery, vandalism, and theft.

5. Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie is the 5th rudest city in Ontario and the 74th most dangerous city in Canada. This statistic is based on a five-year average Crime Severity Index of 73 in Canada and 93 in Sault Ste. Marie. 

Some of the problems encountered in this city include; armed robbery, assault, vandalism, as well as the fear of being physically attacked due to skin color, ethnicity, gender, or religion.

6. North Bay, Ontario

North Bay has the highest rate of sexual assault is among females who have been raped at a college or university. Also in this city, robberies, and thefts occur regularly with arson becoming more common. Corruption among police officers, both those who are disciplined and those who are not, is another big problem. Crime is on the rise, with an increase of 83.17 percent in the last three years. 

However, fear of being physically assaulted because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender, or religion is at 31.77 percent, which is lower than the national average.

7. Winnipeg, Manitoba

Although the crime rate in Winnipeg, Canada is high 69.09%, walking alone during the daytime hours is very safe. With a score of only 30.96%, the risk of traveling alone at night is also low. Furthermore, the fear of being assaulted in Winnipeg is moderate, which is not bad compared to other cities.

8. Brampton, Ontario

Over the last couple of years, the crime rate in  Brampton has increased to 74.39 percent, and most of these crimes are usually caused by gangsters and drug dealers. However, the fear of being physically attacked because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender, or religion has decreased by 37.37 percent.

9. Regina

In Regina, the crime severity index fell to 109.3, which is a 7% decrease while the actual crime rate fell to 8,069 per 100,000 people, which is an 8% decrease. Despite the drop, people living in Regina are still battling with insecurity, with 639 break-ins per 100,000 residents. Break-ins have become more common since last fall, with an increase in the number of armed robberies, assault, theft, and vandalism. The crime score is 53.7, while the safety rating is 46.21.

10. Hamilton

In eastern Canada, Hamilton is the only city with the highest murder rate per capita. The crime index of Hamilton, Canada is 53.35, and the safety index is 46.65. Although the crime rate has climbed by 74.27 percent in the last three years, the fear of being physically attacked because of skin color, ethnic origin, gender, or religion is low (31.40).


Canada does not have a reputation for being a rude country. It is, in fact, one of the safest countries on the planet. While El Salvador, the world’s most deadly country, has a murder rate of 82.84 per 100,000 people, Canada has one of the lowest murder rates on the planet, at 1.68 per 100,000 people. Nonetheless, with over 600 murders each year, murders do occur in the country, and it is critical to remain vigilant.

Knowing which cities in Canada are the safest can help you enjoy a memorable trip to the country. Knowing which cities to avoid when migrating to Canada will help you live a happy and fulfilling life in the country. The most dangerous places are generally the territories, while the most deadly cities will be located in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, in the prairie provinces. The province with the lowest murder rate is Prince Edward Island, while murder rates are under 2 per 100,000 inhabitants throughout half of the country. Over the previous decade and a half, below are the homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants in Canada.


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