Annual Crime In Cincinnati (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCincinnati/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16,245n/a (estimate)5,3802,4572,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCincinnati/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder57n/a18.94.85.0
Rape293n/a97.045.342.6
Robbery897n/a297.178.686.2
Assault1,288n/a426.6151.2246.8
Violent crime2,535n/a (estimate)840280381
Burglary2,978n/a986.2412.2376.0
Theft9,422n/a3,120.41,594.61,594.6
Vehicle theft1,310n/a433.8170.3228.9
Property crime13,710n/a (estimate)4,5402,1772,200

Key findings

  • Cincinnati crime rates are 109% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cincinnati are 121% higher than the national average
  • In Cincinnati you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cincinnati is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cincinnati has decreased by 11%

Cincinnati crime map

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      Daily Crime In Cincinnati (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Cincinnati, OH is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Cincinnati are 2.19 times more than the Ohio average and 2.09 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Cincinnati are 3.00 times more than than Ohio and 2.21 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Cincinnati are 2.09 times more than than Ohio and 2.06 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Cincinnati (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Cincinnati compared to every other city in Ohio, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Cincinnati ranks safer than 1% of every city located within Ohio along with 4% 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, Cincinnati, OH is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cincinnati

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cincinnati is 1 in 120
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cincinnati is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cincinnati is 1 in 19
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Cincinnati? In Cincinnati, you have a 1 in 120 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 23. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Cincinnati, OH is 1 in 19.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Cincinnati, OH is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Cincinnati has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Cincinnati has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cincinnati has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Cincinnati police department

      ItemCincinnatiOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,11317,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.82.73.3
      There are a total of 1,113 Cincinnati police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.2% greater than the Ohio average and 15.6% greater 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
      Dunlap, OH1,92639306345
      Coldstream, OH1,23639306345
      Terrace Park, OH2,35644341385
      Glendale, OH2,24644341385
      Dry Ridge, OH2,57344341385
      Greenhills, OH3,59128389417
      Fort Thomas, KY16,31737418455
      Cincinnati, OH298,0118404,5405,380

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      St. Paul, MN297,1606273,2553,881
      Anchorage, AK299,3211,3104,9286,237
      Stockton, CA301,4431,4003,7685,168
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293023,1733,474
      Cincinnati, OH298,0118404,5405,380
      Source: The Cincinnati, 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.