Cincinnati, OH
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With a crime rate of 65 per one thousand residents, Cincinnati 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 15. Within Ohio, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Cincinnati. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Cincinnati to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 298,550, Cincinnati has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Cincinnati does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Cincinnati.

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

For Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati is one in 108.

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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Cincinnati, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 56 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati is one in 257.

Cincinnati Crime Data

 
Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Cincinnati Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,764

16,764

19,528

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.26

56.15

65.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cincinnati 9.26
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 108

in Cincinnati

1 in 343

in Ohio
Cincinnati VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 298,550
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 66 236 1,266 1,196
Rate per 1,000 0.22 0.79 4.24 4.01
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
Cincinnati 56.15
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Cincinnati

1 in 39

in Ohio
Cincinnati Property CRIMES
Population: 298,550
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,417 11,186 1,161
Rate per 1,000 14.79 37.47 3.89
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

Cincinnati Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cincinnati 245
Ohio 33