OTTAWA is picked as a safe city, year after year after year.
Perception, or reality?
Toronto is safer, per capita, but people label it “Unsafe”
Ottawa topped the list in this research, which is an opinion poll, 2nd year running.
Don’t let the politicians hang their hat on this one!
Mayor Jim and the Ottawa Police Services Chairman (Eli El Chantiry) have already been patting each other on the back on Twitter.
And before you know it, they’ll only be so happy to pass this stuff off ‘as fact.’
Ottawa has to do a MUCH BETTER job. It’s about average in this province when it comes to actual crime stats and severe crime. And it’s climbing. You can feel it. You can see it.
There is gang activity and shootings in broad daylight now. So it is definitely bolder.
Lets do our own poll.
…..and I still think we’ll grade fairly well.
Toronto is actually a safe city; as far as severity goes, per capita, it’s actually better than Ottawa.
Our homicide rate here, is HIGHER
Do OTTAWA FEEL LIKE A SAFE CITY TO YOU?
I’ll start. My vote is YES, but if the stats get worse again next year, it may be a different answer.
So it’s not back patting time, it’s roll up your sleeves and do better time.