Crime data was attributed to specific communities and electoral wards based on the coordinates of the centroids of communities where crimes took place (included in the City of Calgary Community Crime Statistics dataset). Note that these are not the exact coordinates of crime locations (which are not provided to protect privacy), but coordinates of communities where crimes took place. This method of data attribution was chosen over the attribution by community names, because Community Crime Statistics dataset contains some community names that do not match the City of Calgary Community District Boundaries dataset – not unexpected, as community boundaries and names can change over time.
Note also that crime counts are based on the most serious violation per incident, and domestic violence is excluded from the Community Crime Statistics dataset for privacy reasons. Click here for more information about the dataset.
Ward and community population counts are based on the 2019 Municipal Census (Calgary Civic Census). Thus, population data is approximately 2 years old and may be unavailable for some newly-created communities.
Crime, population, and geospatial data for Calgary communities and electoral wards was retrieved from The City of Calgary’s Open Data Portal. Specifically, the following datasets were used:
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