Amherst, OH
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The crime rate in Amherst 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 Amherst is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Amherst is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, Amherst has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Amherst compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Amherst with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Amherst's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

For Amherst, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Amherst than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2427, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Amherst's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Amherst 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 Amherst is one in 47.

Amherst Crime Data

 
Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Amherst Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

258

263

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.41

21.26

21.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Amherst 0.41
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,427

in Amherst

1 in 343

in Ohio
Amherst VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,135
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 5 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.41 0.00
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
Amherst 21.26
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Amherst

1 in 39

in Ohio
Amherst Property CRIMES
Population: 12,135
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 21 235 2
Rate per 1,000 1.73 19.37 0.16
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

Amherst Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Amherst 37
Ohio 33