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Erie County, Ohio Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Erie County, Ohio. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Erie County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Erie County, Ohio, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 29,230 total crimes reported in Erie County, Ohio (2,061 of them violent). Of the 2,923 crimes that take place per year in Erie County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Erie County, Ohio every 2 hours. This includes 12 murders, 164 rapes, and just about twenty-two thousand thefts (including 995 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Erie County, Ohio for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Erie County changed little. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 51%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Erie County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least three thousand for Erie County, Ohio in 2009.

Crime Trends in Erie County, Ohio (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Erie County, Ohio (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Erie County, Ohio law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Erie County 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.

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