York Mills is a Toronto neighbourhood located in the former City of North York. As the name suggests, the neighbourhood is located along York Mills Road. The northern boundary is Highway 401. The western boundary is Yonge Street and the eastern boundary is Leslie Street. The southern boundary is York Mills Road, Country Lane and branches of the Don River.
York Mills Crime Statistics
In the area bordered by Yonge Street in the west, Highway 401 in the north, York Mills Road in the south and Upper Highland Crescent and Lord Seaton Road in the east, there is an average of 2.98 crimes against people per 1000 living and working in the area. There is an average of 16.12 crimes against property per 1000. East of that area to Bayview Avenue there is an average of 3.37 crimes against people and 13.49 crimes against property.
East of Bayview to Leslie, from the 401 south to Berkindale Dr, Heathcote Avenue, Beaverhall Drive and Bannalyne Drive, there is an average of 2.13 crimes against people and 8.83 crimes against property per 1000 living and working in the region. South to York Mills Road, there is an average of 2.74 crimes against people and 8.83 crimes against property.
In the area south of York Mills between Yonge and Bayview, there is an average of 2.16 crimes against people and 19.89 crimes against property. East of York Mills to the river, there is an average of 1.92 crimes against people and 9.59 crimes against property.
York Mills Crime
In December 2004 an 18-year-old was stabbed and killed in his home at Bayview and York Mills. From CityNews:
Sixteen-year-old Cameron Hopkins was holding a party in his parents’ Bayview and York Mills home when some uninvited guests tried to crash the fun.
When Tanner attempted to keep the would-be intruders at bay, one of the strangers pulled a knife and stabbed the 18-year-old in the chest. The wounds proved fatal.
This tragic incident shows how dangerous home invasions can be. It is important that you never let strangers into your home. A house party can be a chaotic time and people can attempt to get into your home without your permission. Strong door locks, peep holes, security cameras and alarm systems are all critical tools that you can use to protect your property and keep strangers out.
If you are having a large event, you may wish to hire a security guard. Please visit our security guard section for more information.
In November 2009 a man was mugged near York Mills and Yonge Street. From MyTownCrier.ca:
A man managed to scare off two muggers near York Mills Road and Yonge Street on Nov. 30.
Police say a 20-year-old man was in the area at 7:40 p.m. when two men approached and demanded his belongings. After the man complied, one mugger reportedly pushed him with the handgun, and went through his pant pockets. When the man began to shout, the suspects took off. The man was unharmed.
In November 2010 a man attempted to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl near Yonge and York Mills. From the Toronto Star:
Police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl on a treed path near Yonge St. and York Mills Rd. Friday afternoon. Police say a man approached the 15-year-old girl from behind on a path that connects Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School and the York Mills subway station.
The man shoved the girl to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her, police said. The teenager fought hard to free herself and ran to the school, where she told a teacher. The high school went into lockdown for about an hour, according to police. The man fled toward Yonge St. after the incident.
Security and safety are incredibly important issues. If you would like to speak with a loss prevention specialist to learn how you can keep your property and your family safe, please contact us today.