Reported Annual Crime In Independence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime131n/a (estimate)1,8372,8782,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.65.3
Rape0n/a0.048.140.4
Robbery1n/a14.0107.8102.8
Assault10n/a140.2138.7248.5
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)154300386
Burglary6n/a84.1575.9468.9
Theft111n/a1,556.41,832.31,745.0
Vehicle theft3n/a42.1169.3236.9
Property crime120n/a (estimate)1,6832,5782,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Independence, OH. These figures on reported criminal activity in Independence, OH, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Independence, OH is 36% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Ohio, and when compared with the national average, is 35% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Independence, OH has 49% lower than violent crime rate than Ohio average, while remaining 60% lower than the national average. In property crime, Independence, OH is 35% lower than the average of Ohio and is 31% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Moreland Hills, OH3,30530303333
Olmsted Falls, OH8,94334339373
Boston Heights, OH1,30242362404
Bratenahl, OH1,16942362404
Valley View, OH1,97544379423
Hudson, OH22,35118409427
Rocky River, OH20,14534397431
Independence, OH7,1361541,6831,837

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Independence is 35% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.03 daily crimes that occur in Independence.
  • Independence is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Independence you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Independence has increased by 143%.

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Daily Crime In Independence (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Independence, OH per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Ohio and on a national level. In Independence, OH the total number of daily crimes is 1.57 times less than the Ohio average and 1.54 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Independence, OH is 1.95 times less than the Ohio average and 2.50 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Independence, OH has a daily crime rate that is 1.53 times less than the Ohio average and 1.46 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Independence (higher is better)

How safe is Independence, OH compared to other cities in Ohio and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Independence, OH is safer than 50% of the cities in Ohio and 61% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Ohio and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Independence, OH. Overall, Independence, OH is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Independence

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Independence is 1 in 649
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Independence is 1 in 60
The chance of being a victim of crime in Independence is 1 in 55
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Independence, OH? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Independence, OH you have a 1 in 649 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Independence, OH.

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

A good indicator of whether Independence, OH is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Independence, OH has increased by 267%, while the property crime rate in Independence, OH has increased by 136% year over year. The number of total crimes in Independence, OH has increased by 143% year over year.

Independence police department

ItemIndependenceOhioNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4817,044556,527
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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wetumpka, AL7,1363863,5143,901
Kingston, RI7,1362111,6771,888
Delafield, WI7,136282,3212,349
Salem, IL7,1352905,2285,518
Greenville CDP (Westchester County), NY7,138122503625
Independence, OH7,1361541,6831,837
Source: The Independence, 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.