Defiance, OH
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The crime rate in Defiance is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Defiance is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Defiance is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, Defiance has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Defiance's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Defiance is one in 645.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Defiance's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Defiance a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Defiance is one in 33.

Defiance Crime Data

 

Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Defiance Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

26

504

530

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.55

30.04

31.59

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Defiance 1.55
Ohio 2.92

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 645

in Defiance

1 in 343

in Ohio

Defiance VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,776
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 14 4 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.83 0.24 0.48

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
Defiance 30.04
Ohio 25.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Defiance

1 in 39

in Ohio

Defiance Property CRIMES

Population: 16,776
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 57 442 5
Rate per 1,000 3.40 26.35 0.30

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

Defiance Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Defiance 44
Ohio 33