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Which are the Most and Least Safe Neighborhoods in Metro Vancouver?September 24th, 2019 | by admin admin | in Security Advice | 0
Metro Vancouver, formerly known as the Greater Vancouver Regional District, is a large area consisting of major city and urban centres including Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Delta, Langley, Coquitlam and more. Overall, Metro Vancouver safety is one of the top in the world, but there are some neighbourhoods that are considered to be the most and least safe in Metro Vancouver. These selections were made using information gathered from crime maps for the past 3 months.
Most Safe: West Point Grey And Kerrisdale
These two Vancouver neighbourhoods are among the safest places in Metro Vancouver. Both located in Vancouver’s West Side, these neighbourhoods are home to high-income, wealthy inhabitants, and boast some of the lowest crime rates according to the Metro Vancouver Crime Map
Least Safe: Downtown Eastside
This neighbourhood is located in Vancouver, and is often cited due to its high population of homeless, as well as drug use, prostitution, and crime. Because of the addiction and mental health issues, many tourists are advised to avoid the DTES.
Most Safe: Morgan Creek
Nestled in South Surrey, Morgan Creek is a beautiful location that is always increasing in demand. This neighbourhood is very safe, with recent crime maps showing very few incedences, with most related to theft from vehicles.
Least Safe: Whally
Whally is situated in North Surrey and is the most densely populated area of Surrey. Along with the dense population comes higher crime rates. A look at a crime map shows more incidences of crime in this area, as well as violent and gang crime.
When looking at areas that are more or less safe, we have to be careful to remember that crime can and does happen anywhere. By being vigilant and taking security measures to protect ourselves, we are able to mitigate our exposure to crime, and protect ourselves and our families.