Ottawa - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

It seems the area around the Embassy is among the more dangerous parts of the city. It's my understanding that colleagues have been harassed, assaulted, and mugged nearby. There are lots of homeless around, most of whom are harmless, but many seem to act unpredictably. There are also many carjackings throughout the city. - Sep 2023

No. - Aug 2015

No. - May 2014

None. - Jul 2013

None at all. There are some petty crime issues, but usually it's things like items stolen from unlocked cars. Ottawa had something like 7 murders in all of 2012.My U.S. hometown is 1/2 the size of Ottawa and had 3x as many murders last year. - Jan 2013

There are occasional car break-ins in our neighborhood. Recently someone has been stealing Christmas lights off houses. - Dec 2010

Crime is very low compared with other cities of a similar size in the U.S. - Aug 2010

Not much at all...but there is petty crime. Murder rate is much lower than most similarly sized cities around the world (including the US). - Nov 2009

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