Once known as the “rose capital of the world”, Richmond Hill is a fast growing town of almost 200,000 people in York Region, in the northern section of the Greater Toronto area and the Golden Horseshoe. Richmond Hill is ethnically diverse and multicultural, with a large East Asian and Chinese population.
Richmond Hill is affluent, with its economy driven by small businesses.
The Regional Municipality of York encompasses Vaughan, Woodbridge, Markham, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Thornhill, Unionville, Aurora, and King Township. It is a huge region, covering some 1,800 square kilometres from Lake Simcoe to the City of Toronto. Together, this regional municipality is home to a population of over one million people, and growing fast. The headquarters for the Regional Municipality of York is located at 17250 Yonge St. in Newmarket. Before 1992, the Council was located at 50 Eagle St. West, which is now the courthouse for York Region. The Town of Richmond Hill is run from its Town Council at 225 East Beaver Creek Drive, near Highways 7 and 404.
Richmond Hill is policed by the York Regional Police Service (YRPS), one of Canada’s largest, whose Headquarters is located at the same address as the Regional Council, 17250 Yonge St. in Newmarket.
Notably, the headquarters of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is also located in York Region, in Aurora. The YRPS polices Richmond Hill from its #2 District detachment at 171 Major MacKenzie Drive West.
The crime rate in Richmond Hill has been falling in recent years, in keeping with national trends. In 2012, the rate of crimes against persons in York Region was 597 per 100,000 people, and the rate of crimes against property was 1,856 per 100,000. DUI/drinking and driving offences comprise 79 per 100,000 people, a significant drop from 2011. (source: YRPS).
Newmarket is the site of the courthouse for York Region. The Newmarket courthouse, located at 50 Eagle St. West, is the site of the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.
To serve clients in Richmond Hill and York Region, the Defence Group’s Vaughan office
is located near the Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, at 400 Applewood Drive (The Deloitte Building), Suite 100. We serve clients in Vaughan, Woodbridge, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham, Thornhill, and surrounding areas in the north of the GTA.
The Richmond Hill criminal defence lawyers at The Defence Group are available to advise and defend you throughout York Region. We defend all criminal offences, including domestic assault, sexual assault, DUI and impaired driving, youth court/young offenders, bail hearings, fraud, drug offences, and Charter of Rights violations.
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