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Total crime 127%
Violent crime 281%
Property crime 101%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCleveland/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime22,546n/a (estimate)5,8612,4572,580
Murder86n/a22.44.85.0
Rape461n/a119.845.342.6
Robbery1,772n/a460.778.686.2
Assault3,257n/a846.7151.2246.8
Violent crime5,576n/a (estimate)1,450280381
Burglary4,658n/a1,210.9412.2376.0
Theft9,342n/a2,428.61,594.61,594.6
Vehicle theft2,970n/a772.1170.3228.9
Property crime16,970n/a (estimate)4,4122,1772,200

Key findings

  • Cleveland crime rates are 127% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cleveland are 281% higher than the national average
  • In Cleveland you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cleveland is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cleveland has decreased by 16%

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      Daily Crime In Cleveland (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Cleveland, Ohio is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Cleveland are 2.39 times more than the Ohio average and 2.27 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Cleveland are 5.18 times more than than Ohio and 3.81 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Cleveland are 2.03 times more than than Ohio and 2.01 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Cleveland (higher is better)

      How safe is Cleveland, Ohio compared to other cities in Ohio and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Cleveland is safer than 0% of the cities in Ohio and 2% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Ohio and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Cleveland. Overall, Cleveland is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cleveland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cleveland is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cleveland is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cleveland is 1 in 18
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Cleveland? If you reside in Cleveland, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 69. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 23 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Cleveland, is 1 in 18.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Cleveland, OH is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Cleveland has decreased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Cleveland has decreased by 17% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cleveland has decreased by 16% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Cleveland police department

      ItemClevelandOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,70917,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.32.73.3
      There are a total of 1,709 Cleveland police officers. This results in 4.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 60.8% greater than the Ohio average and 33.5% 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
      Broadview Heights, OH19,2571094104
      Olmsted Falls, OH8,8890224224
      Rocky River, OH20,21115321336
      Bratenahl, OH1,20339306345
      Valley View, OH1,97441317357
      Brecksville, OH13,47073322396
      Glenwillow, OH1,12948369417
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,4504,4125,861

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1805,6196,799
      Arlington, TX383,8994452,9383,383
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,1634,5575,720
      Tulsa, OK399,9061,0655,4316,496
      Minneapolis, MN404,6707933,9114,704
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,4504,4125,861
      Source: The Cleveland, 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.