Concern over crime in communities has increased by 10 percentage points since January with now four in ten who report being concerned (41% concerned, compared to 31% in January 2023). While concern over crime in communities has increased for all regions of Canada, the biggest increase was seen for residents of the Prairies (mean of 6.1, compared to 5.3 in January 2023) and British Columbia (mean of 5.5, compared to 4.8 in January 2023).

Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,063 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between April 2nd and 6th, 2023 as part of an omnibus survey. Participants were randomly recruited by telephone using live agents and administered a survey online. The margin of error for this survey is ±3.0 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

This study was commissioned by the Globe and Mail and the research was conducted by Nanos Research.

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