The crime rate in Brunswick is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Brunswick is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, Brunswick is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, Brunswick has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Brunswick has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Brunswick is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Brunswick does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Brunswick.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Brunswick's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Brunswick is one in 926.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Brunswick's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Brunswick a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Brunswick is one in 47.