Dufferin Grove is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located west of downtown Toronto. The boundaries of this neighbourhood are Bloor Street in the north, Dundas Street in the south, Ossington Avenue in the east and Dufferin Avenue in the west. The neighbourhood is a mix of residential homes and commercial space. The main green space in the area is Dufferin Grove Park.
Dufferin Grove Crime Statistics
In the area bordered by Bloor Street, College Street, Ossington Avenue and Dovercourt Road, there is an average of 6.74 crimes against people and 18.82 crimes against property. South of College to Dundas Street, between Ossington and Dovercourt, there is an average of 6.5 crimes against people and 25.07 crimes against property.
In the area bordered by Bloor Street, College Street, Dovercourt Road and Dufferin Street, including Duffering Grove Park, there is an average of 11.47 crimes against people and 49.21 crimes against property. This region is one of the Toronto areas with the most property crime.
South of College to Dundas, between Dovercourt and Dufferin, there is an average of 5.69 crimes against people and 18.03 crimes against property.
In November 2011 a body was found inside an SUV near Dufferin Grove Park. From the National Post:
Toronto Police blocked off Dewson Street in a leafy neighbourhood near Dufferin Grove Park at about 9 a.m. Wednesday after a body was discovered in a Nissan Pathfinder.
The death is being treated as suspicious. Homicide detectives soon arrived on scene, peering into the parked SUV from the passenger side, as well as half a dozen police cars and an ambulance.
In July 2011 a man was shot near Dufferin and Bloor. From CTV News:
A 20-year-old man was shot in the hand and backside near the basketball courts at Dufferin Grove Park, near Dufferin and Bloor Streets, around 10:20 p.m. He was rushed to St. Michael’s Hospital with injuries that are considered not life-threatening.
Police say two men were having an argument when shots were fired. There were several witnesses to the incident but they are not being co-operative with investigators, police said.
Also in July 2011, two men were shot near Dufferin and College. From 680 News:
Toronto EMS confirm one man has been rushed to hospital tonight following a shooting near Dufferin & College. The incident happened around 10:25, with he victim was hit twice; once in the abdomen, the other in the buttocks.
In 2007 a teenage boy was stabbed in Dufferin Grove Park. From the National Post:
A 15-year-old boy was treated for a stab wound to the leg and bruising to his head yesterday following an assault in Dufferin Grove Park, in the city’s west end. Police were called to the Dufferin Street and Sylvan Avenue area around 4 p.m. after a fight broke out among students from a nearby high school. About 30 witnesses were questioned by police, but no suspects have been identified. Four boys were seen fleeing, police said. Gang rivalry is not suspected, police said.
It is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times in order to stay safe and protect your property. There are a number of things you can do in order to make it easier to keep watch of your property. Motion-activated lighting around your home and your property as well as lighting above windows and doors will allow you to notice anyone acting suspicious in your area. Additional lighting also helps security cameras capture more detailed images. Surveillance footage from security cameras offers powerful evidence to police and other authorities.
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