Reported Annual Crime In Lima

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLima/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,257n/a (estimate)6,0642,7172,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLima/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a13.46.15.3
Rape52n/a139.750.341.7
Robbery81n/a217.699.598.0
Assault137n/a368.1141.6248.9
Violent crime275n/a (estimate)739298394
Burglary569n/a1,528.8502.4430.4
Theft1,334n/a3,584.11,743.01,694.4
Vehicle theft79n/a212.3173.7237.4
Property crime1,982n/a (estimate)5,3252,4192,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Lima, OH for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Lima, OH is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Lima, OH crime rates are 123% higher than in comparison to the Ohio mean and are 120% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Lima, OH has a rate that is 148% higher than the Ohio average; compared to the United States, it is 88% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Lima, OH is 120% higher than its state's mean, and 125% higher than the country's average.
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The Lima crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lima 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 Lima crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lima is 120% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.61 daily crimes that occur in Lima.
  • Lima is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lima you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lima has decreased by 8%.

Compare Lima, OH Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lima (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lima, OH per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Ohio and on a national level. In Lima, OH the total number of daily crimes is 2.23 times more than the Ohio average and 2.20 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lima, OH is 2.48 times more than the Ohio average and 1.88 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lima, OH has a daily crime rate that is 2.20 times more than the Ohio average and 2.25 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Lima (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Lima, OH in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Ohio as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Lima, OH to other cities in the state and across the country, Lima, OH is 2% safer than other cities of Ohio and 5% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Ohio cities and all around the United States, Lima, OH has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Lima, OH crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lima

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lima is 1 in 136
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lima is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lima is 1 in 17
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Lima, OH? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lima, OH you have a 1 in 136 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 19 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lima, OH.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Lima, OH is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Lima, OH has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Lima, OH has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lima, OH has decreased by 8% 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
Ohio17,925156222
There are a total of 17,925 sex offenders in Ohio. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in Ohio per 100,000 residents which is 30% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Elida, OH1,93599806905
Pandora, OH1,1831159331,048
Bluffton, OH4,376241,1551,179
Cridersville, OH1,8961341,0871,221
Columbus Grove, OH2,1731431,1591,302
Spencerville, OH2,3391501,2191,369
St. Marys, OH8,169371,5701,607
Lima, OH37,8367395,3256,064

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Roy, UT37,8531281,3511,479
Apache Junction, AZ37,7751972,3732,569
Chillum, MD37,7736923,0753,767
Gainesville, GA37,9063843,4383,823
Brookfield, WI37,9911242,4662,590
Lima, OH37,8367395,3256,064
Source: The Lima, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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