Milliken, also known as Milliken Mills, is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the former Scarborough area of the city. The area’s boundaries are Finch Avenue and McNicoll Avenue in the south, Warden Avenue in the west, Middlefield Road in the east and Steeles Avenue in the north. The area in the Town of Markham to 14th Avenue, between Warden and Markham Road is often considered part of the Milliken region, despite being in Markham and not in the actual City of Toronto.
Milliken Crime Statistics
The neighbourhood of Milliken is broken down into several smaller areas for the purposes of crime statistics. It is important to note that crime does not suddenly stop at a certain street or dividing line, so the crime for the entire neighbourhood and the surrounding should be taken into account when researching crime statistics for any region.
In the area bordered by Steeles Avenue in the north, McNicoll Avenue in the south, Warden Avenue in the west and Wintermute Boulevard, Bamburgh Circle and Fundy Bay Boulevard in the east, there is an average of 1.22 crimes against property per 1000 living and working in the region. There is an average of 6.32 crimes against property.
East of Wintermute Boulevard, Bamburgh Circle and Fundy Bay Boulevard to Birchmount Road, still between Steeles and McNicoll, there is an average of 3.21 crimes against people and 9.03 crimes against property.
The area bordered by Steeles, McNicoll, Birchmount and Kennedy Road has an average of 3.07 crimes against people and 11.74 crimes against property.
East of Kennedy Road to Midland Avenue, between Steeles Avenue and Finch Avenue, there is an average of 3.94 crimes against people and 20.5 crimes against property per 1000 living and working in the area.
The region bordered by Steeles Avenue in the north, Midland Avenue in the west, Brimley Road in the east and Copthorn Avenue, Withycombe Crescent and Audrelane Court, there is an average of 2.63 crimes against people and 5.76 crimes against property. South of this area to McNicoll Avenue, there is an average of 1.28 crimes against people and 5.03 crimes against property. South of McNicoll to Finch, still between Midland and Brimley, there is an average of 2.31 crimes against people and 11.62 crimes against property.
In the area bordered by Steeles Avenue in the north, Brimley Road in the west, McCowan Road in the east and Oakhaven Drive, Goldhawk Park and Alton Towers Circle in the south, there is an average of 2.29 crimes against people and 8.1 crimes against property. South to McNicoll, there is an average of 1.41 crimes against people and 6.91 crimes against property. In the area directly south to Finch Avenue, there is an average of 7.05 crimes against people and 31.98 crimes against property.
The region surrounded by Alton Towers Circle has an average of 2.99 crimes against people and 5.89 crimes against property on the west side of McCowan Road and 3.78 crimes against people and 7.17 crimes against property on the east side of McCowan Road.
West of McCowan to the neighbourhood’s border, between Steeles Avenue and McNicoll Avenue, there is an average of 3 crimes against people and 12.97 crimes against property. South of McNicholl to Finch Avenue, between McCowan Road and Middlefield Road, there is an average of 3.41 crimes against people and 8.94 crimes against property.
In May 2008, two people were stabbed in Milliken Park near McCowan and Steeles. From CTV News:
A Victoria Day celebration turned violent Monday night after two brothers were stabbed in Milliken Park. Toronto police received information that a third person was also stabbed but only two wounded men were found at the scene, near the McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue park.
Hundreds of people were at the park watching fireworks when a fight broke out between a group of young men. Police say one man was stabbed in the arm. The other victim was stabbed in the back and is in hospital in serious condition. Both are recovering at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
In May 2009, a man was shot in a shopping centre parking lot near Finch and Kennedy. From CTV News:
Toronto police are investigating a late-night shooting in north Scarborough that left one man in hospital with serious injuries and another in police custody.
Shots rang out just before midnight Monday in a parking lot of a shopping plaza located on Finch Avenue, just east of Kennedy Road. A passerby saw a man stumble and fall near the railway tracks that are just east of the plaza. The passerby called police but by the time authorities arrived, the man was pulled into a silver Mini Cooper.
Police say they received a call a short time later about a victim who had been admitted to Scarborough General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks and abdomen. The victim, who is in his twenties, has since been transferred to St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto.The Mini Cooper that was seen transporting the victim has been located and has been searched by police. A suspect — a man in his twenties that is believed to have been inside the car — is in police custody. Police have also recovered a weapon.
Authorities say they are investigating whether the gun battle that erupted between a two groups of men was caught on a surveillance camera that was set up in the plaza. Investigators say they found numerous shell casings in the parking lot.
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In September 2011 three people were injured in a knife fight near Kennedy and McNicoll. From Global News:
Three teenagers were taken to hospital after a knife fight in Toronto’s east end early today. Police were called to the Kennedy Road and McNicoll Avenue area just before 3 a.m.
They found three teens injured in the parking lot of a restaurant on Silver Star Boulevard. An 18-year-old and 19-year-old man had been stabbed while another 18-year-old was treated for minor cuts.