B+
24%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
67%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
41%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleUniontown/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime95n/a (estimate)2,8752,0762,324
Murder1n/a30.36.16.3
Rape1n/a30.348.440.0
Robbery0n/a0.053.166.1
Assault2n/a60.5185.9268.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)121294370
Burglary8n/a242.1255.3269.8
Theft82n/a2,481.81,292.91,401.9
Vehicle theft1n/a30.3234.5282.7
Property crime91n/a (estimate)2,7541,7831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Uniontown, OH

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Uniontown crime rate is 23.7% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Uniontown, there were 4 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 121 per 100,000 individuals, 67.3% lower than the national average. Additionally, Uniontown recorded 91 property crimes, amounting to 2754 per 100,000 residents, 40.9% higher than the U.S. average.

Despite a steady decline in murder rates in the United States since 1990, recent years have witnessed an unfortunate uptick. Uniontown stands out with one of the nation's highest murder rates, surpassing other cities that reported crime. In Uniontown, there were a total of 1 murders, translating to 30 murders per 100,000 people, underscoring the pressing need for continued efforts to address and reduce severe violent crime in the area.

Is Uniontown a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Uniontown is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Uniontown has a total crime rate that is 24% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.26 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.25 daily property crimes) in Uniontown.

Has Crime in Uniontown 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 Uniontown 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 Uniontown has increased by 2.2% year over year. Violent crime has didn't change by 0% and property crime has increased by 2.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Uniontown

Uniontown has a poverty rate that stands at 4.8, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Uniontown crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Uniontown currently has an unemployment rate of 3.1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Uniontown, the cost of living is 8.95% lower than the national average.

Uniontown crime map



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

  • Uniontown crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Uniontown are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Uniontown you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Uniontown is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Uniontown has increased by 2%

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        Daily Crime In Uniontown (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Uniontown, OH per 100,000 people. In Uniontown, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.38 times more than the Ohio average and 1.24 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Uniontown is 2.43 times less than the Ohio average and 3.05 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Uniontown has a daily crime rate that is 1.54 times more than the Ohio average and 1.41 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Uniontown (higher is better)

        Is Uniontown 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 Uniontown to other cities in the state and across the country, Uniontown is 31% safer than other cities of Ohio and 49% safer than other cities in the nation. Uniontown has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Uniontown

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Uniontown is 1 in 827
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Uniontown is 1 in 37
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Uniontown is 1 in 35
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Uniontown? In Uniontown, you have a 1 in 827 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 37. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Uniontown, OH is 1 in 35.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Uniontown is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Uniontown has not changed and the rate of property crime in Uniontown has increased by 2%. The total crime rate in Uniontown has increased by 2% year to year.

        Uniontown police department

        Item Uniontown Ohio National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1017,044558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.73.3
        There are a total of 10 Uniontown police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.9% greater than the Ohio average and 7.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Ohio

        State Total offenders Ohio /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Silver Lake, OH2,49646280326
        Munroe Falls, OH5,069140320459
        Montrose-Ghent, OH5,67776463539
        New Franklin, OH14,14358560618
        Clinton, OH1,283112679790
        Hills and Dales, OH336119720839
        Atwater, OH912127769896
        Uniontown, OH7,0351212,7542,875

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        Bonne Terre, MO7,0371489921,140
        Tanglewilde, WA7,0333853,4363,821
        Hobart, WA7,0311791,5941,772
        Beacon Square, FL7,0313131,8952,209
        Ridley Park, PA7,0421789431,122
        Uniontown, OH7,0351212,7542,875
        Source: The Uniontown, 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.