Beaumont continues to be Alberta’s safest place to call home in a recent ranking of communities across Canada.
“We’ve focused a lot on making sure Beaumont continues to be a great community where you can raise a family and have peace of mind,” said Mayor John Stewart. “In recent years, council approved new members for the RCMP detachment so they can focus more on crime prevention and the city recruited a School Resource Officer to support classrooms and families.”
In a recent comparison of data collected by Statistics Canada, Macleans magazine looked at the level of crime in Canadian communities with a population of more than 10,000.
The analysis compared factors such as the five-year average of each community’s Crime Severity Index, a measures that uses the number of crimes and their seriousness in proportion to the total population. The city’s five-year average of 41 incidents annually per 100,000 people is the lowest in the province, compared to the Alberta average of 111 and the national average of 73.
Beaumont was also the safest community in the province in Macleans’ previous ranking, conducted in 2019.
“People in Beaumont feel a strong sense of a community,” said the Mayor. “We know the families our kids go to school with, we look out for our neighbours and that contributes to the overall safety of our city.”