Avon Lake, OH crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Avon Lake. With an annual crime rate of only 2 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 442. These crime statistics put Avon Lake in the elite group of the safest communities in both Ohio and in the nation as a whole. It is for these reasons that Avon Lake is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Avon Lake, and we found that the crime rate in Avon Lake is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Avon Lake is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake.

For Avon Lake, 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 Avon Lake than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 6302, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Avon Lake compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Avon Lake is just 2 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Avon Lake is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Avon Lake Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 94% of U.S. Cities

Avon Lake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Avon Lake

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 6,302

in Avon Lake

1 in 327

in Ohio


Population: 25,206
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16


Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19
    Avon Lake

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 476

in Avon Lake

1 in 55

in Ohio

Avon Lake Property CRIMES

Population: 25,206
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 6 43 4
Rate per 1,000 0.24 1.71 0.16

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Avon Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.9
    Avon Lake