Cleveland, OH
Crime Rates



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Cleveland, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 65 per one thousand residents, Cleveland 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 Cleveland. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Cleveland to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Cleveland, 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 Cleveland is one in 64.

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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Cleveland, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Cleveland 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 Cleveland is one in 113.

Cleveland Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Cleveland Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6,017

19,132

25,149

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

15.61

49.63

65.23

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cleveland 15.61
Ohio 2.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 64

in Cleveland

1 in 336

in Ohio

Cleveland VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 385,525
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 107 501 2,709 2,700
Rate per 1,000 0.28 1.30 7.03 7.00

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cleveland 49.63
Ohio 24.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Cleveland

1 in 41

in Ohio

Cleveland Property CRIMES

Population: 385,525
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,860 9,859 3,413
Rate per 1,000 15.20 25.57 8.85

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Cleveland Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cleveland 322
Ohio 31