Gahanna, OH
Crime Rates


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Gahanna, OH crime analytics

The crime rate in Gahanna is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Gahanna is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Gahanna is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, Gahanna has a crime rate that is higher than 71% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Gahanna, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Gahanna than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1647, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Gahanna's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Gahanna 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 Gahanna is one in 51.

Gahanna Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Gahanna Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Gahanna 0.61
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,647

in Gahanna

1 in 343

in Ohio
Population: 34,590
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 8 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.23 0.14
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)

Gahanna 19.63
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Gahanna

1 in 39

in Ohio
Gahanna Property CRIMES
Population: 34,590
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 111 553 15
Rate per 1,000 3.21 15.99 0.43
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

Gahanna Crimes Per Square Mile

Gahanna 56
Ohio 33