Where is Crime Centralized in Toronto.docx

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Jey Lakshmanan 500699607 Where is Crime Centralized in Toronto? Similar to any other city, there is a degree of criminal activity that exists in Toronto, which has experienced increases and decreases over the year. An annual statistical report from the Toronto Police in 2012 shows that statistics that showcase increases and decreases between 2012 and 2011 relating to the crime rate in Toronto. These statistics include, approximately 7% decrease in total reported crime, and approximately 6% increase in homicides, 7% decrease in violent crime against person. (“Annual statistical report”)These changes clearly indicate that crime is still a large part of Toronto, but the objective of this paper is to examine the hot spots where crime is centralized. Additionally, the chronological development of these crimes in Toronto, which includes examining different aspects such as youth crimes and other demographic factors. The first map examines one type of violent crimes, which includes crimes against person in 2014. The next maps show the density of youth crime in commercial establishments and outdoor spaces in 2006. The final maps show the spatial distribution of young male homicide rates and intimate femicide rates in Toronto from 1988 to 2003. The following map shows the total number of reported assaults, homicides, sexual assaults, and robberies from 2014 in Toronto. It also shows the location of local Toronto Police Stations in relation to areas with criminal activities. Two significant areas of these violent crimes shown in the map below include, Bay Street Corridor, and Waterfront Communities – The Island. First in the Bay Street Corridor, there is a neighbourhood number of 76, while the number of homicide incidences is 1, the assault is 578, the robbery was 102 and the sexual assault was 66. Then in the Waterfront Communities, there is a neighbourhood number of 77, while the number of homicide incidences is 1, the assault is 737, the robbery is 65 and the sexual assault was 80. These violent crimes are calculated based on the number of victims while the property crimes are calculated based on the number of occurrences. The dark purple areas on the map show there are more than
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Jey Lakshmanan 500699607 350 assault victims, more than 1 homicide victim, more than 60 robbery victims, and 40 sexual assault victims in 2014. The light purple areas on the map show there are less than 17 assault victims, 0 homicide victims, less than 3 robbery victims, and less than 1 sexual assault victims. (FIGURE 1: VIOLENT CRIMES IN TORONTO) Clearly, there is a pattern that can be observed in the location of these violent crimes. In the central regions of the city, there seems to be lower rates of criminal activity observed such as Bridle Path, Banbury-Don Mills, than the farther regions of city such as Lakeshore, Waterfront, and West- Humber, areas. These lower crime incidence rates may have certain factors such as population density, highest educational attainment for ages 25-64 and after-tax household income in certain areas.
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  • Summer '14
  • HerschJacobs
  • Geography, Jey Lakshmanan

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