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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 68%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCortland/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime49n/a (estimate)7242,3492,489
Murder0n/a0.04.65.0
Rape0n/a0.049.042.6
Robbery1n/a14.875.781.6
Assault2n/a29.5163.9250.2
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)44293379
Burglary10n/a147.7375.5340.5
Theft36n/a531.81,520.41,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0159.7219.9
Property crime46n/a (estimate)6802,0562,110

Key findings

  • Cortland crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cortland are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Cortland you have a 1 in 139 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cortland is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cortland has decreased by 20%

Cortland crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Cortland (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Cortland, Ohio is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Cortland are 3.24 times less than the Ohio average and 3.44 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Cortland are 6.62 times less than than Ohio and 8.56 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Cortland are 3.03 times less than than Ohio and 3.10 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Cortland (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Ohio and all other cities across the US, is Cortland safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Cortland is safer than 84% of other cities in the state of Ohio. In addition, Cortland is safer than 86% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Ohio and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Cortland. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Cortland is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cortland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cortland is 1 in 2257
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cortland is 1 in 148
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cortland is 1 in 139
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Cortland? If you reside in Cortland, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2257. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 148 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 Cortland, is 1 in 139.

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

      A good indicator of whether Cortland is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Cortland has increased by 193%, while the property crime rate in Cortland has decreased by 23% year over year. The number of total crimes in Cortland has decreased by 20% year over year.

      Cortland police department

      ItemCortlandOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a17,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.73.3

      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
      South Canal, OH1,122103721823
      Brookfield Center, OH1,475109766875
      Lordstown, OH3,32592862954
      Churchill, OH1,806124872996
      Craig Beach, OH1,1231268841,009
      Orwell, OH1,4481329241,056
      Leavittsburg, OH1,5201461,0271,173
      Cortland, OH6,97444680724

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Winters, CA6,9741491,5601,709
      Strathmore, NJ6,9751459341,079
      Litchfield, IL6,9761043,4143,518
      Beacon Square, FL6,9714582,5973,055
      Castroville, CA6,9785272,7863,313
      Cortland, OH6,97444680724
      Source: The Cortland, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.