Crime rates in Ontario have declined over a 30-year period and today remain at historic lows.
cost of policing
Officers per 100,000 peaked in 2010 and then began to decline, with crime rates bottoming out around 2015.
Empirical evidence should help drive decisions about resource allocation.
Windsor, Thunder Bay, Brantford and Sudbury have the highest crime severity in the province.
Crimes rates in the province have grown since 2015, except for a sharp drop in 2020.