Orangeville is one of the safest communities in Canada.
In the most recent Annual Report presented to the Orangeville Police Services Board, Stats Canada's Crime Severity Index data showed that while the national crime rate went up by 1 percent in 2017, it decreased for Orangeville by 22 percent.
The Index showed violent crimes in Orangeville decreased by 40 percent as well, and saw an 8 percent decrease for non-violent crimes.
The results ranked Orangeville among the top 15 percent of the safest communities in Canada of the 307 municipalities assessed.
The 2017 Annual Report is available on the Orangeville Police Service website www.orangevillepolice.ca.