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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 peopleWadsworth/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime281n/a (estimate)1,1452,0762,324
Violent crime37n/a (estimate)151294370
Vehicle theft4n/a16.3234.5282.7
Property crime244n/a (estimate)9941,7831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Wadsworth, 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 Wadsworth is 50.7% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 37 violent crimes reported in Wadsworth, equivalent to 151 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 59.2%. Additionally, Wadsworth recorded 244 property crimes, amounting to 994 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 49.1%.

Wadsworth showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Wadsworth?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Wadsworth. Based on the results of the surveys (8 responses), 75% of people felt that there was very little crime in Wadsworth and felt safe walking alone at night. While 25% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Wadsworth a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Wadsworth is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Wadsworth has an overall crime rate that is 51% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.77 daily occurrences, comprising 0.1 violent crimes and 0.67 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Wadsworth as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Wadsworth 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 Wadsworth 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 Wadsworth has decreased by 18.8% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 2.8% and property crime has decreased by 21.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Wadsworth

In Wadsworth, 91.6% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community 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.

In Wadsworth, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.75 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

In Wadsworth, the median home price stands at $168,100, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Wadsworth crime map

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

  • Wadsworth crime rates are 51% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wadsworth are 59% lower than the national average
  • In Wadsworth you have a 1 in 88 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wadsworth is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wadsworth has decreased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Wadsworth (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Wadsworth on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Ohio and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Wadsworth (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Ohio, are 1.81 times less than the state average and 2.03 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Wadsworth on a daily basis are 1.95 times less than than Ohio average and 2.45 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Wadsworth are 1.79 times less than the daily state average and 1.97 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Wadsworth (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Wadsworth, Ohio compared to other areas of Ohio, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Wadsworth safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Wadsworth is safer than 53% of Ohio cities, and 64% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Ohio, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Wadsworth. At this time, Wadsworth sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wadsworth

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wadsworth is 1 in 664
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wadsworth is 1 in 101
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Wadsworth is 1 in 88
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Wadsworth, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 664. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 101 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Wadsworth is 1 in 88.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Wadsworth 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 Wadsworth has increased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Wadsworth has decreased by 21%. The total crime rate in Wadsworth has decreased by 18% year to year.

        Wadsworth police department

        Item Wadsworth Ohio National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3817,044558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.73.3
        There are a total of 38 Wadsworth police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.1% less than the Ohio average and 46.1% 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
        Silver Lake, OH2,49646280326
        Westfield Center, OH1,58950301351
        Richfield, OH3,76756340396
        Montrose-Ghent, OH5,67776463539
        New Franklin, OH14,14358560618
        Lodi, OH2,870181506687
        Seville, OH2,596102620722
        Wadsworth, OH23,7891519941,145

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        West Springfield, VA23,775100726826
        Centerville, OH23,766401,0261,065
        Chantilly, VA23,820103747850
        Rosemont, CA23,7556963,2623,959
        Fresno, TX23,7455192,7613,279
        Wadsworth, OH23,7891519941,145
        Source: The Wadsworth, 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.