Ottawa-Gatineau ranked Canada’s third safest place to live in new ranking

By CityNews staff

Some call it the city fun forgot, but it seems the nation’s capital is a great place to live for those looking for a sense of safety.

According to new data compiled by, the National Capital Region is the third safest place to live in all of Canada. says it used data from the Canadian Crime Index to create its ranking. The Top 10 list calculated the number of criminal offences per 100,000 people.

Toronto tallied the lowest number at 286.9 and was also found to be the least likely city for arson, with the lowest chance of break-and-enters.

Quebec City (301) and Ottawa-Gatineau (391.8) came second and third respectively.

Hamilton came in 10th place, with 420.6 offences per 100,000 people.

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