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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 peoplePickerington/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime255n/a (estimate)1,0352,0762,324
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)97294370
Vehicle theft12n/a48.7234.5282.7
Property crime231n/a (estimate)9371,7831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Pickerington, 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 Pickerington crime rate is lower than the national average by 55.5%. Specifically, there were 24 violent crimes in Pickerington, equivalent to 97 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 73.7%. Furthermore, Pickerington recorded 231 property crimes, amounting to 937 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 52%.

Pickerington distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 97 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Pickerington among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Pickerington?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Pickerington residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 10 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 80% of Pickerington residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 20% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Pickerington a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Pickerington, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Pickerington presents a total crime rate that is 55% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Pickerington experiences an average of 0.7 daily crimes, comprising 0.07 violent incidents and 0.63 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Pickerington Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Pickerington has increased by 5.8% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Pickerington is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 33.3%, while property crime has increased by 3.6%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Pickerington.

Potential Causes for Crime in Pickerington

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Pickerington crime rates. Pickerington registers a population density of 2163.4 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Pickerington, 93.6% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Pickerington, the average rental rates are $1,298 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Pickerington crime map

The Pickerington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pickerington 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 Pickerington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Pickerington 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

      • Pickerington crime rates are 55% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Pickerington are 74% lower than the national average
      • In Pickerington you have a 1 in 97 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Pickerington is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Pickerington has not changed

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        Daily Crime In Pickerington (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Pickerington, OH per 100,000 people. In Pickerington, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.01 times less than the Ohio average and 2.25 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Pickerington is 3.02 times less than the Ohio average and 3.80 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Pickerington has a daily crime rate that is 1.90 times less than the Ohio average and 2.09 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Pickerington (higher is better)

        How safe is Pickerington, Ohio compared to other cities in Ohio and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Pickerington is safer than 66% of the cities in Ohio and 73% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Ohio and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Pickerington. Overall, Pickerington is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pickerington

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pickerington is 1 in 1027
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pickerington is 1 in 107
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Pickerington is 1 in 97
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pickerington? In Pickerington, you have a 1 in 1027 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 107. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pickerington, OH is 1 in 97.

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

        Determining whether Pickerington is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Pickerington violent crime rates have increased by 26%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Pickerington has not changed in the same time frame.

        Pickerington police department

        Item Pickerington Ohio National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3717,044558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.73.3
        There are a total of 37 Pickerington police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.5% less than the Ohio average and 38.2% 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
        Granville South, OH1,24341250292
        Beechwood Trails, OH3,04071431502
        Minerva Park, OH1,37276463540
        Lithopolis, OH1,99879478557
        Granville, OH5,82970523592
        Etna, OH67988531619
        Pataskala, OH15,75177645722
        Pickerington, OH21,257979371,035

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        Pickerington, OH21,257979371,035
        Source: The Pickerington, 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.