Peterborough’s criminal activity severity index of None associated with the census areas that are metropolitan increases in criminal activity extent into the criminal activity extent index is determined by Statistics Canada and takes under consideration both the quantity and extent, according to typical sentences for offenders, of police-reported criminal activity in Canada. In , Peterborough had the greatest price of hate crimes reported in Canadian towns. Peterborough is served by provincial Highway , a freeway that links the town to Toronto via Highway and Highway East. Provincial Highway 7 , an element of the Trans-Canada Highway , links to Lindsay heading west and finally to Ottawa going east.
Other highways that are provincial to Peterborough are Highway 7A , which junctions onto Highway simply southwest for the town, and Highway 28 , which routes from Highway 7 just east of this town to Lakefield as well as on further north.