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Total crime 104%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 108%
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 peopleLima/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,752n/a (estimate)4,7802,1592,346
Murder4n/a10.97.06.5
Rape59n/a161.043.238.4
Robbery64n/a174.666.973.9
Assault132n/a360.1191.6279.7
Violent crime259n/a (estimate)707309388
Burglary392n/a1,069.5318.8314.2
Theft1,037n/a2,829.21,359.81,398.0
Vehicle theft64n/a174.6171.7246.0
Property crime1,493n/a (estimate)4,0731,8501,958

Key findings

  • Lima crime rates are 104% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lima are 82% higher than the national average
  • In Lima you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lima is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lima has not changed

Lima crime map

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      Daily Crime In Lima (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lima, OH per 100,000 people. In Lima, the total number of daily crimes is 2.21 times more than the Ohio average and 2.04 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lima is 2.29 times more than the Ohio average and 1.82 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lima has a daily crime rate that is 2.20 times more than the Ohio average and 2.08 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Lima (higher is better)

      Is Lima safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Ohio as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Lima to other cities in the state and across the country, Lima is 3% safer than other cities of Ohio and 6% safer than other cities in the nation. Lima has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lima

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lima is 1 in 142
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lima is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lima is 1 in 21
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Lima? In Lima, OH you have a 1 in 142 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 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lima.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Lima, OH is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Lima has not changed, while the property crime rate in Lima has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lima has not changed with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Lima police department

      ItemLimaOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9217,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.73.3
      There are a total of 92 Lima police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.9% less than the Ohio average and 26.9% 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
      Elida, OH1,935103616719
      Pandora, OH1,183119714833
      Delphos, OH7,2160969969
      Cridersville, OH1,896139831970
      Spencerville, OH2,33901,0211,021
      Columbus Grove, OH2,1731488861,035
      St. Marys, OH8,169491,0441,093
      Lima, OH37,8367074,0734,780

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Roy, UT37,8531301,2671,398
      Apache Junction, AZ37,7752141,7751,989
      Chillum, MD37,7735542,2282,782
      Gainesville, GA37,9064142,5142,928
      Brookfield, WI37,991821,6611,743
      Lima, OH37,8367074,0734,780
      Source: The Lima, 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.