Davisville Village is a Toronto area located near Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue, close to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The region is actually broken up into two neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant West and Mount Pleasant East. These neighbourhoods are divided by Mount Pleasant Road.
The two neighbourhoods in this area have similar crime rates. While there is a very low rate of crimes against people, property crime rates are average for the city.
According to 2006 stats, in Mount Pleasant West, there were an average of 4.28 crimes against people per 1000, and 13.01 crimes against property. The situation is similar in Mount Pleasant West. There were 3.37 crimes against people per 1000 and 13.24 crimes against property. Mount Pleasant East saw 3.22 break-ins per 1000 in 2008 while Mount Pleasant West saw 3.03 breaking and entering cases per 1000 people.
While crimes against people are low in the area, they unfortunately do occur from time-to-time. In 2009, a woman walking home near Glebe Road in the Yonge and Davisville area was assaulted. The 26-year-old woman was walking home from a bar during the night when she was attacked by two men in a vehicle. She was sexually assaulted and released.
Police urged caution for anyone walking the streets alone at night and hoped that security camera footage from local businesses would offer some help.
In 2008, a man who allegedly robbed a local store with a knife was shot and killed by police in Oriole Park near Davisville subway station.
Most recently, two teens went on a crime spree in an underground parking garage at Yonge and Davisville. On May 11, 2011, police received a call stating that a break and enter was in progress. Police state that two youth suspects broke into about 40 different vehicles in the apartment building garage complex. They stole money, electronics, personal items and GPS systems during the spree. One teen was arrested and charged with over 100 charges ranging from mischief to theft. Police continue to search for the other suspect.
These incidents further highlight the fact that security cameras can be vital in identifying criminals and that this evidence can be used to prosecute the people involved in crimes.