One of the questions that I get asked from time to time from Calgary buyers are regarding the crime statistics for the community that they are wanting to live in. As far as questions go this is one that often takes a bit more research and it does vary depending on the time of year and what might be going on within a particular community.
One of the great things about the Calgary Police Service is the proactive approach that they have taken in displaying this information. You can find the information on the monthly community reports in a spreadsheet format like this sample by searching for them on the Calgary Police Service web site.
Even better than just a statistical report of all the crime reported for a specific community is the Interactive Crime Map. You can pinpoint locations in a community and see what types of crime have occured in a specific area of the Calgary community that you are looking at. They give you the option to chose only certain types of crime and you can decide on the time frame that you want to see when things have occured.
But as with everything there is always interpretation in the data. An interesting article from a Calgary Defence Lawyer talks about the full story behind the numbers.