Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,724 (estimate)2,0592,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.25.3
Rapen/an/an/a34.740.4
Robberyn/an/an/a96.4102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a180.1248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)418 (estimate)316386
Burglaryn/an/an/a277.8468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,362.81,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a102.1236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,306 (estimate)1,7432,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 4% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.46 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 240
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 44
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 37

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

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a14,701558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
Pennsylvania17,973146222
There are a total of 17,973 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 146 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Youngsville, PA1,84060786847
Lakewood, NY2,9192038341,036
Bemus Point, NY2693631,4941,858
Union City, PA3,24302,1272,127
Sugar Grove, PA5824022,2192,621
Elgin, PA1854322,3832,815
Canadohta Lake, PA5184432,4442,887
Columbus, PA7144182,3062,724

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Koppel, PA7144432,4442,888
Town of Pines, IN7144803,0693,549
Valley Springs, SD7144942,3422,836
Dieterich, IL7146022,8303,432
Jewett, OH7144533,8934,346
Columbus, PA7144182,3062,724
Source: The Columbus, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.