Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live
Published Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:06AM EDT 
Last Updated Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:42AM EDT


Canadians believe Ottawa is Canada’s safest city.

A new Mainstreet poll looks at Canadian perceptions of safety in 15 major cities across the country.

Ottawa is viewed as Canada’s safest city. The survey shows 74% of Canadians say Ottawa is safe, while 14% say Ottawa is unsafe.

This is the second straight year Ottawa is ranked 1st for perceived safety. The survey notes Canadians believe Ottawa is safe despite the 5% increase in the crime rate last year.

Charlottetown was ranked second, followed by Victoria, Moncton and St. John’s.

Montreal was ranked 13th out of 15 Canadian cities for perceived safety, followed by Toronto at 14th.  Canadians view Winnipeg as Canada’s most unsafe city.