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Richland County, Ohio Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 52,580 total crimes reported in Richland County, Ohio (2,219 of them violent). Of the 5,258 crimes that occur a year in Richland County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Richland County, Ohio 15 times a day. This includes 40 murders, 489 rapes, and nearly thirty-eight thousand thefts (including 1,949 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Richland County, Ohio for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Richland County increased by 40 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 30 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Richland County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly seven thousand for Richland County, Ohio in 2009.

Crime Trends in Richland County, 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 counties like Richland County, 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

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