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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeachwood/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime470n/a (estimate)3,4072,0762,324
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)159294370
Vehicle theft46n/a333.4234.5282.7
Property crime448n/a (estimate)3,2471,7831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Beachwood, OH

The Beachwood crime rates are 46.6% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 22 violent crimes in Beachwood (159 per 100,000 people), which is 56.9% lower than the national average and there were a total of 448 property crimes (3247 per 100,000 residents) which is 66.1% higher than average.

In the latest reported crime year, Beachwood recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Is Beachwood a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Beachwood is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Beachwood has an overall crime rate that is 47% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.29 daily occurrences, comprising 0.06 violent crimes and 1.23 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Beachwood as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Beachwood Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Beachwood crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Beachwood has increased by 74.7% year over year. Violent crime has didn't change by 0% and property crime has increased by 81.4%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Beachwood

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Beachwood crime rates. For instance, in Beachwood, the population density stands at 2208.9 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Beachwood, the cost of living is 14.34% higher than the national average.

The median home price in Beachwood is $300,000, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Beachwood crime map

The Beachwood crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Beachwood as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Beachwood crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Beachwood crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Beachwood crime rates are 47% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Beachwood are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Beachwood you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Beachwood is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Beachwood has increased by 47%

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        Daily Crime In Beachwood (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Beachwood on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Ohio and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Beachwood (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Ohio, are 1.64 times more than the state average and 1.47 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Beachwood on a daily basis are 1.84 times less than than Ohio average and 2.32 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Beachwood are 1.82 times more than the daily state average and 1.66 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Beachwood (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Beachwood to every other city in Ohio, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Beachwood safe? The gauges above illustrate that Beachwood is safer than 23% of every city located within Ohio along with 38% 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, Beachwood, OH is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beachwood

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beachwood is 1 in 628
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beachwood is 1 in 31
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Beachwood is 1 in 30
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Beachwood, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 628. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 31 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 Beachwood is 1 in 30.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Beachwood is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Beachwood has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 16% in Beachwood, while property crimes in Beachwood have increased by 52%. Total crime has increased by 47% year over year.

        Beachwood police department

        Item Beachwood Ohio National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a17,044558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.73.3

        Sex offenders in Ohio

        State Total offenders Ohio /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Kirtland, OH6,80105858
        Gates Mills, OH2,14209090
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        Valley View, OH2,07543259302
        Willowick, OH14,10350269319
        Glenwillow, OH93350303352
        Brecksville, OH13,52130356386
        Beachwood, OH11,6271593,2473,407

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        Largo, MD11,6334181,7162,134
        View Park-Windsor Hills, CA11,6212561,2001,456
        Four Corners, TX11,6344342,3132,747
        Jefferson, GA11,61955784839
        Beachwood, OH11,6271593,2473,407
        Source: The Beachwood, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.