If you live in or around Toronto, you assume it's like #1 ranked for violence in Canada. Or #2, behind Montreal or something. But it's actually #26. I think it just gets more media coverage since it's the most popular place in Canada. More media coverage = more fear inflicted upon residents and visitors alike.
#26 ranked for most violent crime in Canada...damn. A lot of ****ed up stuff goes down here. Everyday. Countless murders and attempted murders every weekend. Watching the Sunday night or Monday morning news is really alarming. So I can't imagine what it's like in the 25 places ranked higher D:
This study is based on 2006 per capita crime rates. I guess that's another reason Toronto seems worse off. More people might mean more crime, but less per capita. And larger area means larger news coverage. So many factors.