The Montreal population has spoken and they are extremely concerned regarding particular components of the city’s crime rate.
Below, you will find key concerns voiced by Montrealers, based on data accumulated throughout the previous three years:
Corruption and bribery
Corruption and bribery among city officials is by far the biggest concern of Montreal’s citizens, according to 63 percent of the survey’s respondents. The Charbonneau Commission, which was created in 2011 and took 30 months to complete, looked into corruption in the city and shed light on the construction industry and its ties to organized crime and political parties. Over the course of 30 months, 291 witnesses were called; there were 261 days of testimony; 2,756 documents were tabled; 1,400 people were met; and there was 66,000 transcript pages from testimony.
Overall increase in crime
Based on the opinions of 54 percent of respondents, a general increase in crime during the past three years is considered a major issue in the city of Montreal, and surrounding areas.
Using and selling drugs
51 percent of respondents are worried about drug use and the distribution of narcotics throughout the city.
Property related felonies, such as breaking and entering, along with theft and vandalism, are a tremendous problem, according to 48 per cent of participants. Home alarm systems are a good idea to help discourage burglars, and prevent those types of crime.
Theft from vehicles
44 percent of respondents are concerned about things being stolen from their respective cars. Installing a car alarm definitely assists in the reduction of thefts from automobiles.