Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

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 peopleColumbus/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime35,928n/a (estimate)4,0252,4572,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder99n/a11.14.85.0
Rape820n/a91.945.342.6
Robbery1,922n/a215.378.686.2
Assault1,575n/a176.5151.2246.8
Violent crime4,416n/a (estimate)495280381
Burglary6,271n/a702.6412.2376.0
Theft21,323n/a2,388.91,594.61,594.6
Vehicle theft3,918n/a439.0170.3228.9
Property crime31,512n/a (estimate)3,5302,1772,200
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Columbus, OH is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 64% higher than the average of crimes committed in Ohio. It is also 56% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Columbus, OH shows a crime rate that is 77% higher than the Ohio average. The crime rate is also 30% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Columbus, OH is shown to be 62% higher than the Ohio average and 61% higher than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 56% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.03 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has decreased by 12%.

Compare Columbus, OH Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Columbus, OH is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Ohio and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Columbus, OH are 1.64 times more than the Ohio average and 1.56 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Columbus, OH are 1.77 times more than than Ohio and 1.30 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Columbus, OH are 1.62 times more than than Ohio and 1.61 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Columbus (higher is better)

How safe is Columbus, OH compared to other cities in Ohio and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Columbus, OH is safer than 7% of the cities in Ohio and 14% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Ohio and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Columbus, OH. Overall, Columbus, OH is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 203
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 25
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Columbus, OH? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Columbus, OH you have a 1 in 203 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 29 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Columbus, OH.

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

Determining whether Columbus, OH is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Columbus, OH has decreased by 5% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 13% year over year. Total crimes for Columbus, OH has decreased by 12% in the same time frame.

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusOhioNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,13817,044558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.73.3
There are a total of 2,138 Columbus police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.7% less than the Ohio average and 17.5% 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
New California, OH1,99639306345
Minerva Park, OH1,29973566638
Hilliard, OH33,10894651745
New Albany, OH9,38418733751
Powell, OH12,43645810855
Dublin, OH43,87460850910
Commercial Point, OH1,8440917917
Columbus, OH837,0384953,5304,025

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402
San Francisco, CA850,2826915,5346,225
Jacksonville, FL856,6165963,3343,930
Fort Worth, TX815,9305012,8463,347
Charlotte, NC808,8346693,7464,414
Columbus, OH837,0384953,5304,025
Source: The Columbus, 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.
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