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Total crime 168%
Violent crime 268%
Property crime 148%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,413n/a (estimate)6,2932,1592,346
Murder14n/a20.07.06.5
Rape115n/a164.043.238.4
Robbery154n/a219.666.973.9
Assault719n/a1,025.3191.6279.7
Violent crime1,002n/a (estimate)1,429309388
Burglary708n/a1,009.6318.8314.2
Theft2,350n/a3,351.21,359.81,398.0
Vehicle theft353n/a503.4171.7246.0
Property crime3,411n/a (estimate)4,8641,8501,958

Key findings

  • Canton crime rates are 168% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Canton are 268% higher than the national average
  • In Canton you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Canton is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Canton has decreased by 6%

Canton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Canton (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Canton, Ohio is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Canton are 2.91 times more than the Ohio average and 2.68 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Canton are 4.63 times more than than Ohio and 3.68 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Canton are 2.63 times more than than Ohio and 2.48 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Canton (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Ohio and all other cities across the US, is Canton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Canton is safer than 0% of other cities in the state of Ohio. In addition, Canton is safer than 1% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Ohio and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Canton. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Canton is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Canton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Canton is 1 in 70
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Canton is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Canton is 1 in 16
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Canton, Ohio you have a 1 in 70 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 21 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Canton.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Canton, OH is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Canton has increased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Canton has decreased by 8% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Canton has decreased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Canton police department

      ItemCantonOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16317,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.73.3
      There are a total of 163 Canton police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.2% less than the Ohio average and 31.2% 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
      Lake Mohawk, OH1,60451303354
      Strasburg, OH3,007148371519
      New Franklin, OH14,19564609673
      Bolivar, OH1,070115689805
      Clinton, OH1,229118704822
      Hills and Dales, OH246125747872
      East Canton, OH1,506127763891
      Canton, OH72,1631,4294,8646,293

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waukesha, WI72,016170822991
      Iowa City, IA72,3851991,7571,956
      Waldorf, MD72,4134972,0022,499
      Layton, UT72,4131791,7781,957
      Rapid City, SD72,4418573,9974,854
      Canton, OH72,1631,4294,8646,293
      Source: The Canton, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.