New West crime rate sixth highest in ...

New West crime rate sixth highest in Canada

There are 24 comments on the Burnaby News Leader story from Mar 15, 2008, titled New West crime rate sixth highest in Canada. In it, Burnaby News Leader reports that:

“Because we're so much smaller than everyone else.”

New Westminster has the sixth highest crime rate in Canada, according to recently released Maclean's magazine rankings. via Burnaby News Leader

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New Westminster, Canada

#1 Apr 8, 2008
I was mugged and attacked in New Westminster a few days ago, for no reason whatsoever, just going back home at night after taking the skytrain and I ended up in the hospital after a gang of 3 people took me down. Took me 9 days to recover and I had to miss work. I mean 3 people against 1, and to me, the mellowest most happy person on earth. Its pathetic. There is no respect in this world anymore. I'm already moving out of this area. Its unfortunate. New Westminster in my opinion is dangerous and if you plan to move there, get yourself a car.
miss dissapointed

New Westminster, Canada

#2 Apr 26, 2008
Tonight I have seen enough...I am so completely dissapointed with the lack of police presence in my neighborhood of Queensborough New Westminster BC. It was a lovely enough place to live up until last year. The teens in Queensborough have lost any sanity they ever beat up an elderly man (12 on 1) is beyond pathetic... there was another beating tonight unfortunetly (4 in a 4 block radius in the same week alone!!!)...A man was walking down the street and 20 teens came up to him and asked him to buy them alcohol, he refused, so they ganged up on him. Now this man is in the hospital. I heard those kids say that they wanted to "kill" him. I didn't know as to what they were reffering to at the time though...After this beating tonight... I have seen four helicoptors, 2 under-cover police suv's, 2 undercover vehicles, and 6 marked police vehicles. But on a regular friday night you would be lucky to see 1 every 6 hours. When is it our turn to feel safe in our homes? To feel that we can walk down the street without feeling restricted from looking anyone in the eye because of fear that they may take it wrongly??? And have no one to protect us?(Which sadly has happened to my boyfriend and I) We demand a police presence!


#3 May 25, 2008
all these kids are indo-canadian
Quite comfortable

New Westminster, Canada

#4 Aug 20, 2008
Are you kidding? We have the sixth highest crime rate in Canada? How can that be?

Maybe I'm a little biased, you know, living right down at the bottom of the hill, near the car dealerships, where at least a dozen homeless sleep every night, but I just don't see it.

I know the indigents around here spend a lot of time fighting each other, but this story may be misleading in that a crime rate can mean any kind of crime. New West has a huge (HUGE) proportion of drug crime compared to other places, but that doesn't breed violence by it's very existence... it just breeds idiots...

On a regular Friday night, Miss Disappointed, I hear a minimum of two sirens, and sometimes the police will use the nearby deserted streets to haul ass to wherever they have to be, so I hear the roaring engine and the siren's wail of our city's defenders constantly during the week as well. Must just be where you live! Come down here!

In the year and a half I've lived in New West, my apartment's garage has been broken in too once... and that's it... me? I have stumbled home from New West station at 1:00 am, roaring drunk, alone, alongside that construction site, and up a dark alley! Never had a problem!
New West

Vancouver, Canada

#5 Sep 24, 2008
Unfortunately, "Roaring Drunk" is the reason you are not a target of weak delinquents trying to gang up on victims. Notice first victim was, rather a 'mellow happy', and another viciously attacked victim was an 'elderly man'. The lady voicing concern is another prime example of a demographic that needs you, sir, to help watch over your neighbourhood. Hopefully, good men like you, roaring or not, drunk or not, can help prevent the vultures from preying on the weaker and gentler members. You never know, these quiet souls, although not as physically present as you, may have strenghts that may lend to your (and all of our weaknesses as well). Hope you guys all have a better neighborhood soon.

New Westminster, Canada

#6 Dec 11, 2008
Do any of you know WHY there is a lack of police presence in New West? If not I will tell you:
A) First and Foremost, the police in this city; spend MORE time dunking donuts @ the local donut shop, than ANY other police force I have EVER seen.
B) They are to BUSY harrasing AND accusing INNOCENT people of crimes they DID NOT commit.
C) Look @ your Justice sysem as a hole: The cops supposidly catch these criminals. They get charged, and when its time to go to court, the courts either:
A) Find them "Not Guilty" due to lack of evidence. OR
B) Find them guilty, and give them a "FINE" with "Probation".
IF this were infact any other city (or the U.S.A for that matter), chances are these pele would charges, convicted, and given a PROPER prison term. Our Justice system literally sucks. I know that everyone knows that!

New Westminster, Canada

#7 Dec 11, 2008
sorry posted it twice! My bad!

Vancouver, Canada

#8 Apr 20, 2009
Thinking on investing in New West. There are a few properties I like downtown New West. I am worried about the crime. Can I get some feedback?
lillian fletcher

Delta, Canada

#10 Sep 29, 2009
from lillian fletcher again:
messege to readers having read my lengthy posting for September 29, 2009-per bad Judges making wrongful decisions effecting peoples lives:

Please take not e i made a typographical error in posting my e-mail address,the first posting read, i accidentaly omitted the m at the end of my e address .

Therefore, it should have read
8 Ball Avenue

Burnaby, Canada

#11 Feb 22, 2010
I blame Queensborough.
the whitegirl

Chilliwack, Canada

#12 Apr 12, 2010
blame all the immigrants. Keep it white and you wouldn't have a problem.

New Westminster, Canada

#13 Sep 7, 2010
^Blame people like you who create conflict with your way of thinking.
new west

North Vancouver, Canada

#14 Jan 8, 2011
hell go to downtown vancouver on a friday or sat night. new west isnt that bad. Just be street smart that is all. no bid deal.
Dr nO


#15 Feb 4, 2011
New West is a real hell-hole. Good luck if you are stuck there.
New West Cracker


#16 Apr 9, 2011
Hell No! New West is the best place around to do some B&E's, muggings, car break-ins... on and on. I heart NW!
new west


#17 Sep 6, 2011
any idea about 680 Clarkson street new west.
is it a good place to live?? what about the crime rate?
Mistress Joy

United States

#18 Sep 26, 2011
I love New mother was born and raised there. My grandparents are buried overlooking the Fraser River. I have visited every 1-2 years of my life, most recent visits, alone. I have always felt safe. I am a 60 year old, petite woman. Be a part of the positive energy......I am.
on a need to know basis

Alix, Canada

#19 Oct 3, 2011
I love NW I used to live there , at that time I was street smart punk, now that Ive changed my life around , knowing what I left behind there makes me scared to ever go back , If I once lived there being as bad as I was , I would hate to see what it wandering the streets now. try to find anyone clean enough to clean up the streets there and you will find they get murdered or vanish without a trace. Nope staying in another provice , thank you very much .

Calgary, Canada

#20 Oct 21, 2011
we have a team of "civies" heading to new west this weekend,should be fun,lets see punks think they just got one "old" guy! 11 more will pop out of no-where LOL

New Westminster, Canada

#22 Apr 23, 2014
I am a 17 year old female at new westminster secondary and I do NOT feel any harm towards me from my peers or any of the citizens in new westminster. The only thing is, a group of delinquent students (maybe 50) are in a specialized program at the high school called "Sigma". Recently a 16 year old boy killed an innocent 19 year old on his birthday. SIGMA needs to be shut down before more of the students harm innocent people.

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