Mclean’s recently published Canada’s most dangerous cities 2016. I decided to take a look at how the province of Quebec is ranking when it comes to crime compared to the rest of Canada?

Extortion

Extortion is the illegal practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats, such as blackmail, shakedowns, etc.

  • Terrebonne, Quebec, is the worst city in Canada for extortion.
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, is the 2nd worst.
  • Gatineau, Quebec, is the 3rd worst.
  • Blainville, Quebec is the 5th worst.
  • Quebec City, Quebec, is the 7th worst.
  • Laval, Quebec is the 10th worst.

This means that 6 out of 10 of the worst cities for extortion in Canada are in the province of Quebec.

Homicide

Terrebonne, Quebec, is the 5th worst city for homicides. It’s the only city in the province of Quebec showing up in the top 10 worst city 2016.

Identity Fraud

Identity fraud is when a criminal creates a fictitious persona with false personal information.

Montreal, Quebec is the 2nd worst city in Canada for identity fraud. It’s the only city in the province of Quebec showing up in the top 10 worst city 2016.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is when a thief gains access to your personal information and uses this information to impersonate you.

  • Longueuil, Quebec is the worst city in Canada for identity theft.
  • Laval, Quebec is the 2nd worst.
  • Chateauguay, Quebec, is the 4th worst city for identity theft.
  • Vaudreuil-Soulanges Region, Quebec, is the 5th worst.
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec is the 6th worst.
  • Mirabel, Quebec is the 8th worst city in Canada for identity theft.
  • Therese-de-Blainville, Quebec is the 9th worst city of Canada for identity theft.
  • Joliette Region, Quebec is the 10th worst city in Canada for identity theft.

This means that 8 out of 10 of the worst cities for identity theft in Canada are in the province of Quebec.

Drug Possession

  • Beauharnois-Salaberry Region, Quebec is the worst region in Canada for Crystal Meth Possession and 4th worst region in Canada for Ecstasy possession and total drug violations and 6th worst region in Canada for Cannabis possession.
  • Beauce-Sartigan Region, Quebec is the 5th worst region in Canada for Ecstasy possession and the 8th worst region in Canada for Crystal Meth possession.
  • Gatineau, Quebec is the 6th worst city in Canada for Crystal Meth possession and 7th in Ecstasy possession.
  • Arthabaska Region, Quebec is the 8th worst region in Canada for Cannabis possession.
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec is the 9th worst city in Canada for Cannabis possession.
  • Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Region, Quebec is the 10th worst city in Canada for Crystal Meth possession.

Firearm use

Montcalm Region, Quebec is the 8th worst region in Canada for firearm use. It’s the only city in the province of Quebec showing up in the top 10 worst city 2016.

Impaired Driving

Repentigny, Quebec is the 7th worst city for impaired driving. It’s the only city in the province of Quebec showing up in the top 10 worst city 2016.

Robbery

Montreal, Quebec is the 10th worst city in Canada for robberies. It’s the only city in the province of Quebec showing up in the top 10 worst city 2016.

Quebec cities/regions that appear more than once in the top 10 crimes:

  • Beauharnois-Salaberry Region, Quebec (#1 for Crystal Meth possession & #4 for Ecstasy possession & #4 for total drug violations & #6 for Cannabis possession)
  • Gatineau, Quebec, (#3 for Extortion & #6 for Crystal Meth possession & #7 forEcstasy possession)
  • Terrebonne, Quebec (#1 for Extortion & 5th for Homicide)
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (#2 for Extortion & #6 for Identity Theft)
  • Laval, Quebec (#2 for Identity Theft & #10 for Extortion)
  • Beauce-Sartigan Region, Quebec (#5th for Ecstasy possession & #8 for Crystal Meth possession)
  • Montreal, Quebec (#2 for Identity Fraud & #10 for Robbery)