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The Most Dangerous Places in Alberta in May 2022

Here are places with some of the highest crime rates in Alberta.

This chart shows the crime rate of several cities in eight different regions. Those regions are Calgary, Edmonton, Central Alberta, Alberta Rockies, Peace River, Eastern Alberta, Southern Alberta, Alberta Badlands.

Which region is the most dangerous in Alberta?
Crime Rates of Cities Across Alberta in May 2022

High Crime Rates In Rural Alberta Towns

Town crime can often be much higher than the crime level anyone in the city or the country ever experiences. Here is a chart with some of the towns across the different Alberta regions with the highest crime in May.

Five Towns Across Alberta With Very High Crime in May 2022

Bonnyville was one of the most dangerous places in Alberta in May. This is at least two months in a row the crime rate in Bonnyville has been double or triple most rural areas of Alberta.

Rural Crime

Here are some of the rural areas across Alberta with the highest crime rates.

Rural Crime — The places with the highest crime rate across the regions of Alberta in May 2022

The crime rate in rural areas is much lower than the more dangerous urban areas.

Regions of Alberta

Eastern Alberta

The highest crime region in Alberta is the Eastern Region. Bonnyville, Cold Lake and St. Paul are among some of the most dangerous places in Alberta with a crime rate about double what people experience in large cities like Edmonton and Calgary.

The region with the highest crime in Alberta

Central Alberta

The next highest crime region per resident is probably central Alberta.

Brazeau County is often one of the most dangerous rural crime locations in Alberta

High crime in central Alberta has been a trend for years. Notice how Red Deer has a much higher crime rate per resident than all of the other cities in this comparison below.

Red Deer urban crime has been some of the highest in Alberta in 2022


It appears tourist locations are also very good business for criminals. The Banff region was one of the most dangerous places in May 2022.

Alberta Rockies Region Crime Rates — The rural area around Banff is the most dangerous

Calgary Region

The City of Calgary has a much higher level of crime than the regions nearby. Calgary’s data is based on March 2022 crime rates, all other RCMP supplied data is from May.

Calgary region crime rates

Edmonton Capital Region

The City of Edmonton also had a much higher crime rate than regions nearby.

Edmonton Region Crime Rate

Here are some more regional crime rates around Edmonton such as Sturgeon County, Parkland County, and the County of Barrhead. The County of Barrhead had zero RCMP reported crimes in May.

More Central Alberta Region Crime Rates — Much lower than the other Central Alberta region

Peace River Region

Here are crime rates for several places in the Peace River area.

Crime Rates in the Grande Prairie region.

Once again the crime rate per resident for the City of Grande Prairie was almost double the crime rate of the County of Grande Prairie.

I am very thankful for the County of Grande Prairie’s support of the Crime Shield program for County residents in 2022. The program continues to pay dividends. The program would not nearly be the success without the active leadership of the Beaverlodge District Rural Crime Watch executive.

Alberta Badlands

Overall the Alberta Badlands is one of the safer regions per resident in Alberta, especially in the rural areas. Here are some of the crime rates within that region.

Alberta Badlands crime rate sample

Southern Alberta

The south of Alberta is so quiet in regards to crime it can be difficult to make a chart for the region as several places reported zero crime in May. Here are some of the crime rates in that region.

Stettler County and the County of Forty Mile reported zero and close to zero property crimes.

Southern Alberta crime rates

Who is Going to Pay For This?

The cost of all this crime is covered by one group of people and that is the taxpayers. If you live in one of these high crime locations your insurance premiums and out of pocket losses are subsidizing the local criminals.

Those are just the financial costs, there are also the painful experiences the residents and businesses live with.


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