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Montréal in context

The analytical series "Trends and conditions in census metropolitan areas" uses census data to show that the 27 census metropolitan areas (CMA) differ greatly from each other with respect to a number of indicators (Heisz 2005). Montréal, the second largest CMA in Canada, stands out for its economic and social diversity. More >>

Distribution of crime on the Island of Montréal

While incidents were reported in 520 of the 521 census tracts (CT) on the Island, a closer look at the distribution of incidents reveals that reported crime is not evenly dispersed across the island. More >>

Distribution of crime in 2004

Overall between 2001 and 2004, the Montréal police department reported a slight decrease in violent crime, the rate going from 1,168 per 100,000 population to 1,066 in 2004. More >>

Persons accused in crime incidents in 2001

Social ecology recognizes that a better knowledge of the characteristics of persons accused in criminal incidents also serves to inform and guide the development of strategies for combating crime. More >>

Neighbourhood characteristics and crime

Since the 1940s (Shaw and McKay 1942), numerous studies have documented the relationship between neighbourhood characteristics and crime rates. More >>


Results from the examination of Montréal data are in agreement with those from other studies in Canada and abroad indicating that crime is not randomly distributed across cities, but is concentrated in certain neighbourhoods where demographic, socio-economic and urban land use factors have an impact. More >>

Limitations and opportunities

This study focuses on an initial point in time, and therefore it was not possible to examine the change over time in neighbourhood crime rates and related characteristics. More >>

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