Columbus, OH
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With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Columbus 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 22. Within Ohio, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Columbus.

How does the crime rate in Columbus compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Columbus with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Columbus'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 Columbus 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 Columbus.

For Columbus, 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 Columbus is one in 183.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Columbus is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Columbus, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Columbus 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 Columbus is one in 272.

Columbus Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Columbus Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4,655

34,269

38,924

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.48

40.31

45.79

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbus 5.48
Ohio 2.92

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 183

in Columbus

1 in 343

in Ohio

Columbus VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 850,106
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 77 821 2,244 1,513
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.97 2.64 1.78

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
Columbus 40.31
Ohio 25.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Columbus

1 in 39

in Ohio

Columbus Property CRIMES

Population: 850,106
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7,255 23,894 3,120
Rate per 1,000 8.53 28.11 3.67

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

Columbus Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbus 174
Ohio 33