Vancouver is a safe city. Violent crime is not common and not very likely to occur to a resident or visitor. However, thefts, pick-pocketing, and small crimes do happen, as in any other big city, and the material on this website was produced to educate individuals on crime prevention so that they can live in, work in, or visit Vancouver safely and enjoyably.
The most common type of crime is theft. DO NOT leave your purse, backpack, or other property unattended in public places.