1.4 Perception of Crime

Feeling safe in one’s community is an important aspect of overall quality of life. This chart reflects the perception of safety among citizens in Victoria and Esquimalt as expressed through past VicPD community surveys. Specifically, it shows the percentage of respondents who indicated that crime in Victoria or Esquimalt (depending on residency) has increased, decreased or stayed the same during the last 5 years. Click here to learn more about VicPD community surveys.


“Do you think that crime in Victoria and Esquimalt has increased over the last 5 years?”

Percentage of respondents who indicated they feel crime has increased, decreased or stayed the same.

Source: VicPD Community Survey