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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 peopleBrecksville/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime52n/a (estimate)3862,0762,324
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)30294370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0234.5282.7
Property crime48n/a (estimate)3561,7831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Brecksville, OH

The Brecksville crime rates are 83.4% lower 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 4 violent crimes in Brecksville (30 per 100,000 people), which is 92% lower than the national average and there were a total of 48 property crimes (356 per 100,000 residents) which is 81.8% lower than average.

Brecksville enjoys a remarkably low crime rate, standing at just 386, a significant contrast to the national average of 2324. This distinction firmly establishes Brecksville as one of the safest places to reside in the entire United States. This crime rate is meticulously calculated, taking into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 individuals, providing a comprehensive perspective on the area's safety and livability.

With only 30 incidents per 100,000 people, Brecksville boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Brecksville has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Brecksville 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.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Brecksville, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 356, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

The United States grapples with some of the world's most elevated vehicle theft rates, reaching around 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed by reports of stolen vehicles. In the most recent crime report, Brecksville emerged as one such city, recording zero reported vehicle thefts, affirming its status as a secure and vigilant community.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Brecksville?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Brecksville. Based on the results of the surveys (13 responses), 100% of people felt that there was very little crime in Brecksville and felt safe walking alone at night. While 0% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Brecksville a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Brecksville is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Brecksville has a total crime rate that is 83% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.14 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.13 daily property crimes) in Brecksville.

Has Crime in Brecksville Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Brecksville. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Brecksville has increased by 108%. Violent crimes have increased by 100%, while property crimes have increased by 108.7%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Brecksville

Brecksville has a population density of 695.2 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Brecksville crime rates.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Brecksville, 95.5% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Brecksville has an average rental rate of $1,555 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Brecksville crime map

The Brecksville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Brecksville 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 Brecksville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Brecksville 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

      • Brecksville crime rates are 83% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Brecksville are 92% lower than the national average
      • In Brecksville you have a 1 in 259 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Brecksville is safer than 92% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Brecksville has increased by 110%

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        Daily Crime In Brecksville (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Brecksville, OH per 100,000 people. In Brecksville, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 5.38 times less than the Ohio average and 6.02 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Brecksville is 9.88 times less than the Ohio average and 12.45 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Brecksville has a daily crime rate that is 5.00 times less than the Ohio average and 5.48 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Brecksville (higher is better)

        Is Brecksville safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Ohio as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Brecksville to other cities in the state and across the country, Brecksville is 93% safer than other cities of Ohio and 92% safer than other cities in the nation. Brecksville has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brecksville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brecksville is 1 in 3367
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brecksville is 1 in 281
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Brecksville is 1 in 259
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Brecksville? In Brecksville, you have a 1 in 3367 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 281. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Brecksville, OH is 1 in 259.

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

        Determining whether Brecksville is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Brecksville violent crime rates have increased by 100%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 111% year over year. Total crimes for Brecksville has increased by 110% in the same time frame.

        Brecksville police department

        Item Brecksville Ohio National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3517,044558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.73.3
        There are a total of 35 Brecksville police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.3% less than the Ohio average and 20.6% less than the National average.

        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
        Broadview Heights, OH19,19510144154
        Boston Heights, OH1,19441250292
        Valley View, OH2,07543259302
        Silver Lake, OH2,49646280326
        Glenwillow, OH93350303352
        Moreland Hills, OH3,31556340396
        Richfield, OH3,76756340396
        Brecksville, OH13,52130356386

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Huntington, VA13,526112812924
        Sault Ste. Marie, MI13,5261718871,059
        Gatesville, TX13,513134758892
        Soddy-Daisy, TN13,5102061,5181,724
        St. James, NY13,5332591,0401,300
        Brecksville, OH13,52130356386
        Source: The Brecksville, 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.