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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHudson/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime102n/a (estimate)4452,0762,324
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)26294370
Vehicle theft2n/a8.7234.5282.7
Property crime96n/a (estimate)4191,7831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hudson, OH

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Hudson crime rate is lower than the national average by 80.8%. Specifically, there were 6 violent crimes in Hudson, equivalent to 26 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 92.9%. Furthermore, Hudson recorded 96 property crimes, amounting to 419 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 78.6%.

Boasting a crime rate of 445, well below the national average of 2324, Hudson emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Hudson to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Hudson has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 26 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Hudson ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the latest reported crime year, Hudson recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Hudson, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 419, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Hudson?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Hudson. Based on the results of the surveys (12 responses), 83% of people felt that there was very little crime in Hudson and felt safe walking alone at night. While 17% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Hudson a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Hudson is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Hudson has an overall crime rate that is 81% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.28 daily occurrences, comprising 0.02 violent crimes and 0.26 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Hudson as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Hudson Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Hudson crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Hudson has decreased by 23.9% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 20% and property crime has decreased by 25.6%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hudson

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Hudson, 97.1% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

In Hudson, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.58 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Hudson stands at $359,500, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Hudson crime map

The Hudson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Hudson as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Hudson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Hudson crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Hudson crime rates are 81% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Hudson are 93% lower than the national average
      • In Hudson you have a 1 in 225 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Hudson is safer than 92% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Hudson has decreased by 26%

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        Daily Crime In Hudson (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Hudson on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Ohio and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Hudson (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Ohio, are 4.66 times less than the state average and 5.22 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Hudson on a daily basis are 11.21 times less than than Ohio average and 14.12 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Hudson are 4.25 times less than the daily state average and 4.66 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Hudson (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Ohio and all other cities across the US, is Hudson safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Hudson is safer than 92% of other cities in the state of Ohio. In addition, Hudson is safer than 92% 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 Hudson. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Hudson is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hudson

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hudson is 1 in 3817
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hudson is 1 in 239
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hudson is 1 in 225
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Hudson, Ohio you have a 1 in 3817 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 239 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 225 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hudson.

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

        Determining whether Hudson is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Hudson violent crime rates have increased by 13%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 28% year over year. Total crimes for Hudson has decreased by 26% in the same time frame.

        Hudson police department

        Item Hudson Ohio National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3517,044558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.73.3
        There are a total of 35 Hudson police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.5% less than the Ohio average and 51.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Ohio

        State Total offenders Ohio /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Broadview Heights, OH19,19510144154
        Boston Heights, OH1,19441250292
        Valley View, OH2,07543259302
        Silver Lake, OH2,49646280326
        Glenwillow, OH93350303352
        Brecksville, OH13,52130356386
        Orange, OH3,26956340396
        Hudson, OH22,24926419445

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Watertown, SD22,2492191,5591,778
        Prairie Village, KS22,2551451,3311,476
        Mustang, OK22,2281639311,094
        Frederickson, WA22,2904754,2384,713
        Waynesboro, VA22,3002271,8732,100
        Hudson, OH22,24926419445
        Source: The Hudson, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.