The Upper Beaches area is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the east end of the city. As its name suggests, it is located north of the Beaches/Beach area of the city. The neighbhourhood is also known as “East End Danforth” or simply “Upper Beach.”
The area’s boundaries are Coxwell Avenue in the west, Victoria Park Avenue in the east, Kingston Road in the south and while the northern boundary is generally considered to be the CN tracks between Gerrard Street and Danforth Avenue.
In the area north of Kingston Road, between Victoria Park Avenue and Main Street, there is an average of 7.33 crimes against people per 1000 living and working in the area. There is an average of 32.73 crimes against property per 1000.
Between Woodbine Avenue and Main Street, still north of Kingston Road, there is an average of 10.49 crimes against people and 21.89 crimes against property.
Between Woodbine and Coxwell Avenue, but south of Gerrard Street, there is an average of 12.11 crimes against people and 24.87 crimes against property per 1000. In that same area but north of Gerrard, there is an average of 8.46 crimes against people and 33.13 crimes against property.
These statistics show the unfortunate truth: that crime occurs in the Upper Beaches just as it does in every neighbourhood in every major city.
In June 2010, an argument in a restaurant in the Upper Beaches ended with a stabbing and an assault charge. From the Toronto Sun:
A Toronto man has been charged with aggravated assault after an argument errupted on an outdoor patio restaurant in the Upper Beach area. Toronto Police were called Tuesday at 8:35 p.m. to a restaurant near Kingston Rd. and Balsam Ave.
It is alleged that a man got into an argument with the other two men and pulled out a knife and stabbed them, before running off.
The man was later arrested and charged.
It is important to recognize that crime can take place at any time in any location. The example above shows how situations can escalate from a disagreement into violence quite quickly. This is why it is always important to be aware of those around you and their actions at all times. You could be in a safe situation one minute and then have that situation turn into an incredibly dangerous one in the next minute.
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