Bathurst a safer place to live than five years ago, report suggests

A report from MacLean's shows Bathurst is a safer place to live than it was five years ago.

The "Canada's most dangerous places 2019" ranking peggs Bathurst at the 116th out of 239 of most dangerous place in the country to live, an improvement of 3.26 points from its last ranking.

While the report suggests crimes like sexual assault, drug trafficking and production are down, it shows an increase in assaults, robbery, fraud, and impaired driving.

Miramichi came in at 92 while the Moncton area was ranked 98.

Wetaskiwin, Alberta was ranked as the most dangerous place to live in Canada.

We've reached out to the Bathurst Police Force and the City of Bathurst for comment.