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Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:25 am

Hi there,

My relocation is coming ever so closer, & I'm looking at areas in & around Vancouver to live, does anyone know how I can find out crime statistics in differant areas, so I can make sure I don't end up the wrong side of the tracks!! Smile

 

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:13 am

Hi Tigger,

Congrats on getting closer to succeeding in your quest to relocate to Vancouver.

The first step to ensuring that you avoid the wrong side of the tracks is: AVOID THE DOWNTOWN "EAST END"!

It is notoriously plagued by some of Canada's worst drugs, poverty and petty/moderate crime.

Here is a Forum discussion from another website, to showcase what the everyday Vancouverite is saying:

www.discovervancouver....IC_ID=9751

And here is where you will find the Vancouver Police Department's crime stats for the last few years:

www.city.vancouver.bc....eports.htm

The VPD crime stats are presented in a very technical format, but they at least give you # and type of incidences.


The best neighbourhoods in Vancouver?:

1. West Vancouver - due to it's coastal shore and rainforests, gorgeous scenery and outdoor living. A mix of urban and suburban.

2. North Vancouver/British Properties - is the 'well to do' area, with a suburban setting and large estate properties to the very north and northwest tip. Expensive and worth it.

3. Central/Upper Downtown - if urban is your choice of living, then inner-central downtown Vancouver is a vibrant, esthetic and well-planned part of the city. With great architecture, nightlife and amenities, this area usually appeals to the young upward professional.


Hopefully the above info at least gets you started...

Smile

Cheers,

Paul-F


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:10 pm

That's great, thanks Paul. Am thinking of either Burnaby or New Westminster as have family there, any places to avoid in those areas? I'm sure my relocation person wouldn't deliberatly put me somewhere dodgy! But I like to have all the info!

Thanks

Tamsin

 

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:37 am

Hi Tamsin,

Nope...those 2 towns/areas are very lovely! Charming and well-developed, it will be hard to find a bad spot in them.

Both would have average/normal crime rates for their size in Canada, with Burnaby being a bit more progressive/urbanized than is New Westminster.

Either would be a great choice depending on your lifestyle.

Also, I was also able to find a more specific Volunteering website for Burnaby, here:
www.volunteerburnaby.ca/

Let us know how things are going, and any other questions just ask away!

Warm regard,
Paul-F


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:24 pm

Thank's Paul, yet again you've come up with the goods!! Have contacted NuPad so now I just need my passport, which should be the next few months!

Tamsin

 

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