Akron, OH
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With a crime rate of 48 per one thousand residents, Akron has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 21. Within Ohio, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Akron.

Importantly, when you compare Akron to other communities of similar population, then Akron crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Akron does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Akron 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 Akron.

For Akron, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Akron is one in 168.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Akron experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Akron is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Akron, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Akron has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Akron is one in 325.

Akron Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Akron Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,177

8,219

9,396

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.96

41.61

47.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Akron 5.96
Ohio 2.92

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 168

in Akron

1 in 343

in Ohio

Akron VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 197,542
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 28 168 405 576
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.85 2.05 2.92

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Akron 41.61
Ohio 25.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Akron

1 in 39

in Ohio

Akron Property CRIMES

Population: 197,542
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,433 5,179 607
Rate per 1,000 12.32 26.22 3.07

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Akron Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Akron 151
Ohio 33