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Total crime 0%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 3%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsNorthwest/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime35,9282,589 (estimate)4,0252,4572,580
Murder99n/a11.14.85.0
Rape820n/a91.945.342.6
Robbery1,922n/a215.378.686.2
Assault1,575n/a176.5151.2246.8
Violent crime4,416318 (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 crime31,5122,271 (estimate)3,5302,1772,200

Key findings

  • Northwest crime rates are equal to the national average
  • Violent crimes in Northwest are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Northwest you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Northwest is safer than 90% of the cities in Ohio
  • Year over year crime in Columbus has decreased by 10%

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The Northwest crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Northwest 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 Northwest crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Northwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Northwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Northwest is 1 in 315
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Northwest is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Northwest is 1 in 39

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

      Columbus police department

      ItemNorthwestColumbusOhio
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,13817,044
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.72.7

      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
      Ostrander, OH1,04193727820
      Powell, OH12,43645810855
      Dublin, OH43,87460850910
      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 Northwest, 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.