Cincinnati, OH
Crime Rates



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Cincinnati, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 62 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 16. 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.

Importantly, when you compare Cincinnati to other communities of similar population, then Cincinnati crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Cincinnati 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 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 110.

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 19, which is a rate of 52 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 241.

Cincinnati Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Cincinnati Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,725

15,660

18,385

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.12

52.41

61.53

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cincinnati 9.12
Ohio 3.00

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 110

in Cincinnati

1 in 333

in Ohio

Cincinnati VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 298,800
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 57 249 1,280 1,139
Rate per 1,000 0.19 0.83 4.28 3.81

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cincinnati 52.41
Ohio 25.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Cincinnati

1 in 39

in Ohio

Cincinnati Property CRIMES

Population: 298,800
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,947 10,472 1,241
Rate per 1,000 13.21 35.05 4.15

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Cincinnati Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cincinnati 231
Ohio 33