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Violent 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 peopleUpper Arlington/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime375n/a (estimate)1,0472,0762,324
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)33294370
Vehicle theft36n/a100.5234.5282.7
Property crime363n/a (estimate)1,0131,7831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Upper Arlington, OH

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Upper Arlington is 55% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 12 violent crimes reported in Upper Arlington, equivalent to 33 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 90.9%. Additionally, Upper Arlington recorded 363 property crimes, amounting to 1013 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 48.2%.

Upper Arlington shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 33 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Upper Arlington an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Upper Arlington registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Upper Arlington?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Upper Arlington. Based on the results of the surveys (9 responses), 78% of people felt that there was very little crime in Upper Arlington and felt safe walking alone at night. While 22% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Upper Arlington a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Upper Arlington 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. Upper Arlington has a total crime rate that is 55% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 1.03 daily crimes (0.03 violent daily crimes and 0.99 daily property crimes) in Upper Arlington.

Has Crime in Upper Arlington Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Upper Arlington. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Upper Arlington has increased by 30.2%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 7.7%, while property crime has increased by 32%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Upper Arlington.

Potential Causes for Crime in Upper Arlington

Upper Arlington has a population density of 3611.6 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Upper Arlington crime rates.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Upper Arlington, 97.8% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Upper Arlington is $429,100, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Upper Arlington crime map

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

      • Upper Arlington crime rates are 55% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Upper Arlington are 91% lower than the national average
      • In Upper Arlington you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Upper Arlington is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Upper Arlington has increased by 29%

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        Daily Crime In Upper Arlington (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Upper Arlington for every 100,000 residents. The Upper Arlington total amount of daily crime is 1.98 times less than the Ohio average and 2.22 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Upper Arlington, is 8.77 times less than the Ohio average, and it is 11.04 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Upper Arlington has a daily crime average that is 1.76 times less than the Ohio average and 1.93 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Upper Arlington (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Upper Arlington in comparison to other Ohio communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Upper Arlington safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Upper Arlington being safer than 78% of cities in Ohio and 82% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Ohio cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Upper Arlington. In conclusion, Upper Arlington ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Upper Arlington

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Upper Arlington is 1 in 2986
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Upper Arlington is 1 in 99
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Upper Arlington is 1 in 96
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Upper Arlington, Ohio you have a 1 in 2986 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 99 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Upper Arlington.

        Year Over Year Crime In Upper Arlington (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Upper Arlington, Ohio (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Upper Arlington has decreased by 11%, the amount of property crime in Upper Arlington has increased by 31%, and the total amount of crime in Upper Arlington has increased by 29% year over year.

        Upper Arlington police department

        Item Upper Arlington Ohio National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6117,044558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.73.3

        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
        Plain City, OH3,8316586151
        New California, OH1,33041250292
        Minerva Park, OH1,37276463540
        Lithopolis, OH1,99879478557
        Powell, OH13,35342611652
        Bexley, OH13,805112679791
        Marble Cliff, OH689119720839
        Upper Arlington, OH35,364331,0131,047

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        Upper Arlington, OH35,364331,0131,047
        Source: The Upper Arlington, 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.