Maclean's has placed Fort Saskatchewan on their naughty list.
The Fort has been ranked 62 out of 229 on Maclean’s list of Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2018.
“I think that’s quite the opposite. I think we’re one of the safer cities to live in and that’s what’s been reported to council over the last number of months and last couple of years, that we are a very safe community to live in, so I’m not sure where they’re getting their statistics from,” said mayor Gale Katchur.
Topping the list higher than the national average for the Fort is the assault rate with 151 reported incidents, fraud with 133 reported incidents and 84 reports of impaired driving.
“Maybe we’re doing a better job with our policing services, if that were the case. So it doesn’t make you more dangerous, it just maybe means your police service is more effective,” stated Katchur.
Coming in lower than the national average is the Fort’s firearms offences, with only one reported incident and youth criminal justice act offences, also with one reported incident.
The top three most dangerous locations on the list are North Battleford, Thompson and Prince Albert.
Macleans got their stats from Statistics Canada's policing report from the 2016 fiscal year.
Morinville also made the list at 87th.
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