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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 48%
Property crime 27%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellston/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime165n/a (estimate)2,9972,4572,580
Murder0n/a0.04.85.0
Rape3n/a54.545.342.6
Robbery1n/a18.278.686.2
Assault7n/a127.1151.2246.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)200280381
Burglary33n/a599.3412.2376.0
Theft116n/a2,106.81,594.61,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a90.8170.3228.9
Property crime154n/a (estimate)2,7972,1772,200

Key findings

  • Wellston crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wellston are 48% lower than the national average
  • In Wellston you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wellston is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wellston has increased by 66%

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The Wellston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Wellston 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 Wellston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Wellston (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Wellston, OH per 100,000 people. In Wellston, the total number of daily crimes is 1.22 times more than the Ohio average and 1.16 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Wellston is 1.40 times less than the Ohio average and 1.91 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Wellston has a daily crime rate that is 1.28 times more than the Ohio average and 1.27 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Wellston (higher is better)

      Is Wellston 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 Wellston to other cities in the state and across the country, Wellston is 26% safer than other cities of Ohio and 37% safer than other cities in the nation. Wellston has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wellston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wellston is 1 in 501
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wellston is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wellston is 1 in 34
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Wellston? In Wellston, OH you have a 1 in 501 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 36 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wellston.

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

      Determining whether Wellston is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Wellston violent crime rates have increased by 1%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 74% year over year. Total crimes for Wellston has increased by 66% in the same time frame.

      Wellston police department

      ItemWellstonOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1617,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.73.3

      Sex offenders in Ohio

      StateTotal offendersOhio /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      McArthur, OH1,8921222,2482,369
      Jackson, OH6,346482,5842,632
      Zaleski, OH3923752,9133,288
      Vinton, OH2394073,1623,569
      Wilkesville, OH2244233,2893,712
      Hamden, OH9514283,3283,755
      Coalton, OH5704403,4203,860
      Wellston, OH5,5952002,7972,997

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Zeeland, MI5,5951981,7421,940
      Elburn, IL5,5940220220
      Clover, SC5,5931922,1012,294
      Newmarket, NH5,597164524688
      Alma, AR5,5996934,2454,938
      Wellston, OH5,5952002,7972,997
      Source: The Wellston, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.