Reported Annual Crime In Akron

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAkron/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,737n/a (estimate)4,9322,7172,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAkron/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder42n/a21.36.15.3
Rape209n/a105.950.341.7
Robbery395n/a200.199.598.0
Assault731n/a370.3141.6248.9
Violent crime1,377n/a (estimate)698298383
Burglary2,301n/a1,165.6502.4430.4
Theft5,304n/a2,686.81,743.01,694.4
Vehicle theft755n/a382.4173.7237.4
Property crime8,360n/a (estimate)4,2352,4192,362
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Akron, OH. The total number of reported crimes in Akron, OH is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Akron, OH crime rate is 82% higher than the Ohio average and is 80% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Akron, OH has a violent crime rate that is 134% higher than the Ohio average and 82% higher than the national average. For property crime, Akron, OH is 75% higher than the Ohio average and 79% higher than the national average.

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The Akron crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Akron as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Akron crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Akron is 80% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.51 daily crimes that occur in Akron.
  • Akron is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Akron you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Akron has increased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Akron (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Akron, OH per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Ohio and on a national scale. In Akron, OH the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.82 times more than the Ohio average and 1.80 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Akron, OH is 2.34 times more than the Ohio average and 1.82 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Akron, OH has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.75 times more than the Ohio average and 1.79 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Akron (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Akron, OH compared to every other city in Ohio as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Akron, OH ranks safer than 3% of every city located within Ohio along with 10% 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 Akron, OH. As a result, Akron, OH is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Akron

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Akron is 1 in 144
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Akron is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Akron is 1 in 21
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Akron, OH? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Akron, OH, then there is a 1 in 144 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 24. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 21 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Akron, OH.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Akron, OH is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Akron, OH has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Akron, OH has increased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Akron, OH has increased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Akron police department

ItemAkronOhioNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)46117,044558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.73.3
There are a total of 461 Akron police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.9% less than the Ohio average and 28.5% 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
Boston Heights, OH1,20842340381
Silver Lake, OH2,45247379426
Richfield, OH3,65157461518
Hudson, OH22,28254512566
Montrose-Ghent, OH4,77677628706
Munroe Falls, OH5,05520772792
New Franklin, OH14,195106828934
Akron, OH198,5086984,2354,932

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Shreveport, LA198,5719545,5766,529
Huntington Beach, CA198,7242282,1192,347
Glendale, CA197,8951351,5411,676
Little Rock, AR197,6401,6346,9328,566
Amarillo, TX197,5707554,3725,127
Akron, OH198,5086984,2354,932
Source: The Akron, 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.
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