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Total crime 110%
Violent crime 180%
Property crime 96%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDayton/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,914n/a (estimate)4,9322,1592,346
Murder46n/a32.87.06.5
Rape132n/a94.243.238.4
Robbery300n/a214.066.973.9
Assault1,045n/a745.4191.6279.7
Violent crime1,523n/a (estimate)1,086309388
Burglary1,370n/a977.2318.8314.2
Theft3,234n/a2,306.81,359.81,398.0
Vehicle theft787n/a561.4171.7246.0
Property crime5,391n/a (estimate)3,8451,8501,958

Key findings

  • Dayton crime rates are 110% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dayton are 180% higher than the national average
  • In Dayton you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dayton is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dayton has decreased by 1%

Dayton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Dayton (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dayton, per 100,000 residents. In Dayton, the total number of daily crimes is 2.28 times more than the Ohio average and 2.10 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Dayton are 3.52 times more than the Ohio average and 2.80 times more than the national average. For property crime, Dayton has a daily crime rate that is 2.08 times more than the Ohio average and 1.96 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Dayton (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Dayton to every other city in Ohio, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Dayton safe? The gauges above illustrate that Dayton is safer than 1% of every city located within Ohio along with 3% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Ohio and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Dayton, OH is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dayton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dayton is 1 in 93
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dayton is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dayton is 1 in 21
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Dayton? In Dayton, you have a 1 in 93 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 27. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Dayton, OH is 1 in 21.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Dayton, OH is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Dayton has increased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Dayton has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Dayton has decreased by 1% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Dayton police department

      ItemDaytonOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)41517,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.73.3
      There are a total of 415 Dayton police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.2% greater than the Ohio average and 10.2% 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
      Springboro, OH17,9785348353
      Bellbrook, OH7,08227433460
      Holiday Valley, OH1,379104625729
      Enon, OH2,648106636743
      Clayton, OH13,1728794802
      Green Meadows, OH2,514121725846
      Germantown, OH5,50336816852
      Dayton, OH141,1431,0863,8454,932

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pasadena, CA140,2682932,1352,428
      Orange, CA139,9191301,7261,855
      Fullerton, CA139,4913042,4012,704
      Killeen, TX138,7453842,2602,644
      Killeen, TX138,7456691,4812,150
      Dayton, OH141,1431,0863,8454,932
      Source: The Dayton, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.