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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleBrunswick/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime220n/a (estimate)6242,0762,324
Violent crime38n/a (estimate)108294370
Vehicle theft17n/a48.2234.5282.7
Property crime182n/a (estimate)5171,7831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Brunswick, OH

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Brunswick is 73.1% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Brunswick, there were 38 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 108 per 100,000 individuals, 70.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 182 property crimes, amounting to 517 per 100,000 residents, 73.6% lower than the U.S. average.

Boasting a crime rate of 624, well below the national average of 2324, Brunswick emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Brunswick to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

With only 108 incidents per 100,000 people, Brunswick 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, Brunswick has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

The property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have shown a steady decrease of more than 50% since 1990, with a slight uptick in recent years. The most recent crime data reveals that Brunswick records a property crime rate of 517 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Brunswick as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Brunswick?

What do the local residents think about crime in Brunswick? Well, based on a recent survey of 18 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 56% of Brunswick residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 44% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Brunswick a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Brunswick 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. Brunswick has a total crime rate that is 73% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.6 daily crimes (0.1 violent daily crimes and 0.5 daily property crimes) in Brunswick.

Has Crime in Brunswick Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Brunswick. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Brunswick has increased by 6.8%. Violent crimes have increased by 123.5%, while property crimes have increased by 3.7%. 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 Brunswick

In Brunswick, the poverty rate currently stands at 6.7%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Brunswick 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 Brunswick, 88.5% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Brunswick has an average rental rate of $926 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.

Brunswick crime map

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

  • Brunswick crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Brunswick are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Brunswick you have a 1 in 161 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Brunswick is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Brunswick has increased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Brunswick (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Brunswick for every 100,000 residents. The Brunswick total amount of daily crime is 3.33 times less than the Ohio average and 3.72 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Brunswick, is 2.72 times less than the Ohio average, and it is 3.43 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Brunswick has a daily crime average that is 3.45 times less than the Ohio average and 3.78 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Brunswick (higher is better)

        Is Brunswick 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 Brunswick to other cities in the state and across the country, Brunswick is 73% safer than other cities of Ohio and 78% safer than other cities in the nation. Brunswick has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brunswick

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brunswick is 1 in 928
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brunswick is 1 in 194
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Brunswick is 1 in 161
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Brunswick? In Brunswick, OH you have a 1 in 928 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 194 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 161 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Brunswick.

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

        A good indicator of whether Brunswick is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Brunswick has increased by 120%, while the property crime rate in Brunswick has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Brunswick has increased by 6% year over year.

        Brunswick police department

        Item Brunswick Ohio National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5317,044558,732
        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
        Broadview Heights, OH19,19510144154
        Grafton, OH6,0170285285
        Valley View, OH2,07543259302
        Brecksville, OH13,52130356386
        Richfield, OH3,76756340396
        Parma Heights, OH19,91625389414
        North Ridgeville, OH33,96141392433
        Brunswick, OH34,902108517624

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Pleasant Hill, CA34,9033114,7805,091
        Martinez, GA34,9123471,5991,947
        Merrillville, IN34,8713381,7072,046
        Redan, GA34,8705242,4122,936
        Englewood, CO34,8408137,1517,964
        Brunswick, OH34,902108517624
        Source: The Brunswick, 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.