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Ohio Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Ohio. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Ohio compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Ohio, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,557,533 total crimes reported in Ohio (390,807 of them violent). Of the 455,753 crimes that occur a year in Ohio, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ohio 53 times a hour. This includes 5,015 murders, 44,884 rapes, and more than three million thefts (including 386,178 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Ohio for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Ohio decreased by 4 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 11 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Ohio. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred and forty-two thousand for Ohio in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ohio (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Ohio (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Ohio law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Ohio conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.