Dayton, OH
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With a crime rate of 60 per one thousand residents, Dayton 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 17. Within Ohio, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Dayton.

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 140,599, Dayton has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Dayton 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 Dayton.

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

For Dayton, 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 Dayton is one in 106.

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 Dayton 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 Dayton is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Dayton, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 51 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Dayton 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 Dayton is one in 206.

Dayton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Dayton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,326

7,145

8,471

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.43

50.82

60.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Dayton 9.43
Ohio 2.92

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 106

in Dayton

1 in 343

in Ohio

Dayton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 140,599
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 26 147 480 673
Rate per 1,000 0.18 1.05 3.41 4.79

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
Dayton 50.82
Ohio 25.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Dayton

1 in 39

in Ohio

Dayton Property CRIMES

Population: 140,599
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,412 4,050 683
Rate per 1,000 17.16 28.81 4.86

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

Dayton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Dayton 150
Ohio 33