Spotlight on murders in midtown

[attach]3436[/attach]It’s the ultimate selling point, isn’t it? “Quiet neighbourhood, good schools, steps from subway, and you’re unlikely to get killed!”

We knew midtown Toronto is a relatively safe area, but we didn’t realize how free it is of the most violent crime until we plotted last year’s homicide sites on our familiar ward map of the city. And there we are, in the middle spotlight with nary an incident reported within a knife’s throw of our neighbourhoods.

A word of caution though: the killing sites are estimated, based on locations as reported in initial police reports. Information may have changed after first reports.

And note how we are practically surrounded by a murderous ring around midtown, except for the relatively clear subway route north of us.

So step lively when roaming beyond our borders — and stay that way.