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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 126%
Property crime 65%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAkron/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,863n/a (estimate)4,4832,4572,580
Murder38n/a19.24.85.0
Rape221n/a111.845.342.6
Robbery387n/a195.878.686.2
Assault1,058n/a535.2151.2246.8
Violent crime1,704n/a (estimate)862280381
Burglary1,740n/a880.2412.2376.0
Theft4,701n/a2,378.01,594.61,594.6
Vehicle theft718n/a363.2170.3228.9
Property crime7,159n/a (estimate)3,6212,1772,200

Key findings

  • Akron crime rates are 74% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Akron are 126% higher than the national average
  • In Akron you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Akron is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Akron has decreased by 10%

Akron crime map

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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 people. In Akron, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.82 times more than the Ohio average and 1.74 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Akron is 3.08 times more than the Ohio average and 2.26 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Akron has a daily crime rate that is 1.66 times more than the Ohio average and 1.65 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Akron (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Akron to every other city in Ohio, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Akron safe? The gauges above illustrate that Akron is safer than 2% of every city located within Ohio along with 5% 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. As a result, Akron, OH is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the 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 117
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Akron is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Akron is 1 in 23
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Akron, Ohio? If you reside in Akron, then there is a 1 in 117 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 28. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 23 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Akron.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Akron, OH is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Akron has increased by 40%, while the property crime rate in Akron has decreased by 17% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Akron has decreased by 10% 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
      Ohio17,872156266
      There are a total of 17,872 sex offenders in Ohio. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in Ohio per 100,000 residents which is 41% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Boston Heights, OH1,20839306345
      Silver Lake, OH2,45244341385
      Richfield, OH3,65153415468
      Hudson, OH22,2824566571
      Munroe Falls, OH5,05520592612
      Montrose-Ghent, OH4,77673565638
      New Franklin, OH14,19528848876
      Akron, OH198,5088623,6214,483

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shreveport, LA198,5718325,1806,012
      Huntington Beach, CA198,7242111,9632,174
      Glendale, CA197,895991,5191,618
      Little Rock, AR197,6401,4466,5487,994
      Amarillo, TX197,5708074,1945,000
      Akron, OH198,5088623,6214,483
      Source: The Akron, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.