The Ottawa Police Service has been advising women to exercise caution in light of a potential pattern of homicides involving sex trade workers in the City of Ottawa.
Working in the sex trade can make you a vulnerable target, and predators count on the fact that you may not report crimes against you. If you have been a victim of a crime, or you wish to provide information on suspicious persons or incidents we encourage you to contact the police, use our anonymous Bad Date Line, Crime Stoppers, any of the community resources below or tell someone you trust who can help you.
We encourage all victims of crime to report any incident. Remember, you can always ask to speak to someone discretely if you want to report an incident of a sensitive, personal nature. If you wish to speak with an officer regarding an assault or receive more information regarding the investigation process, you may contact the Sexual Assault Unit directly at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944.
Be vigilant for your personal safety by exercising good safety practices, such as:
Additional safety information can be obtained from any of these community resources: