Reported Annual Crime In Amherst

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime195n/a (estimate)1,6042,8782,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.65.3
Rape1n/a8.248.140.4
Robbery3n/a24.7107.8102.8
Assault3n/a24.7138.7248.5
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)58300386
Burglary21n/a172.8575.9468.9
Theft164n/a1,349.11,832.31,745.0
Vehicle theft3n/a24.7169.3236.9
Property crime188n/a (estimate)1,5472,5782,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Amherst, OH. All reported Amherst, OH crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Amherst, OH overall crime rate is 44% lower than in comparison to the Ohio average; and is also 43% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Amherst, OH, the rate is 81% lower than compared to the Ohio average, and 85% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Amherst, OH comes in at 40% lower than to the average seen in Ohio, and 37% lower than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North Ridgeville, OH30,68036583619
Grafton, OH6,14566622688
South Amherst, OH1,779101867968
LaGrange, OH2,3031069141,021
Vermilion, OH10,415291,0281,057
Avon, OH21,7831261,0831,209
Sheffield, OH4,0041311,1251,256
Amherst, OH12,080581,5471,604

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Amherst is 43% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.39 daily crimes that occur in Amherst.
  • Amherst is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Amherst you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Amherst has decreased by 26%.

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Daily Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Amherst, OH on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Ohio. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Amherst, OH (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Ohio state wide, are 1.79 times less than the state average and 1.77 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Amherst, OH on a daily bases are 5.21 times less than than Ohio average and 6.71 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Amherst, OH are 1.67 times less than the daily state average and 1.58 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Amherst (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Amherst, OH compared to every other city in Ohio as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Amherst, OH ranks safer than 70% of every city located within Ohio along with 75% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Ohio and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Amherst, OH. As a result, Amherst, OH is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Amherst

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Amherst is 1 in 1737
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Amherst is 1 in 65
The chance of being a victim of crime in Amherst is 1 in 63
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Amherst, OH? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Amherst, OH your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1737. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 65 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Amherst, OH is 1 in 63.

Year Over Year Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Amherst, OH is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Amherst, OH has increased by 41% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 27% year over year. Total crimes for Amherst, OH has decreased by 26% in the same time frame.

Amherst police department

ItemAmherstOhioNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2517,044556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.73.3

Sex offenders in Ohio

StateTotal offendersOhio /100KNational /100K
Ohio17,925156222
There are a total of 17,925 sex offenders in Ohio. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in Ohio per 100,000 residents which is 30% less than the national average.

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Carnot-Moon, PA12,0813031,6691,971
Mountain House, CA12,0884342,4932,927
Bogalusa, LA12,0711,3215,5716,893
Trenton, OH12,0913122,6802,992
Fort Mill, SC12,0682402,1482,389
Amherst, OH12,080581,5471,604
Source: The Amherst, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.