Reported Annual Crime In Van Wert

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Wert/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime373n/a (estimate)3,4682,8802,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Wert/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.34.9
Rape12n/a111.644.338.6
Robbery2n/a18.6108.1101.9
Assault16n/a148.8135.1237.8
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)279292373
Burglary65n/a604.4596.7491.4
Theft277n/a2,575.61,842.61,775.4
Vehicle theft1n/a9.3148.4220.2
Property crime343n/a (estimate)3,1892,5882,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Van Wert, OH is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Van Wert, OH. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Van Wert, OH averages 20% higher than the rest of Ohio while the rate of crime on a national scale is 21% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Van Wert, OH is 4% lower than the average rate of crime in Ohio and 25% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 23% higher than the remainder of the state of Ohio and 28% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Van Wert, OH area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Van Wert is 21% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.5 daily crimes that occur in Van Wert.
  • Van Wert is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Van Wert you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Van Wert has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Van Wert (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Van Wert, 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 Van Wert, OH (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Ohio state wide, are 1.20 times more than the state average and 1.21 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Van Wert, OH on a daily bases are 1.05 times less than than Ohio average and 1.34 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Van Wert, OH are 1.23 times more than the daily state average and 1.28 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Van Wert (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Van Wert, OH in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Ohio as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Van Wert, OH to other cities in the state and across the country, Van Wert, OH is 22% safer than other cities of Ohio and 34% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Ohio cities and all around the United States, Van Wert, OH has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Van Wert, OH crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Van Wert

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Van Wert is 1 in 359
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Wert is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Wert is 1 in 29
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Van Wert, OH? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Van Wert, OH you have a 1 in 359 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 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Van Wert, OH.

Year Over Year Crime In Van Wert (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Van Wert, 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. Van Wert, OH has not changed in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 12% year over year. Total crimes for Van Wert, OH has decreased by 11% in the same time frame.

Van Wert police department

ItemVan WertOhioNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2817,044556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.73.3
There are a total of 28 Van Wert police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.9% less than the Ohio average and 20.6% less than the National average.

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Spencerville, OH2,0641361,0421,178
Payne, OH1,0981311,1641,296
Monroeville, IN1,2941761,1751,350
Convoy, OH1,2131381,2201,358
Rockford, OH1,2751381,2231,361
Van Wert, OH10,8592793,1893,468

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Coldwater, MI10,8632692,4952,764
Suffern, NY10,8643191,3471,667
Totowa, NJ10,8721832,4472,630
DeRidder, LA10,846922,8142,906
Vidor, TX10,8445202,9443,464
Van Wert, OH10,8592793,1893,468
Source: The Van Wert, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.