Oberlin, OH
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The crime rate in Oberlin is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Oberlin is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Oberlin is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, Oberlin has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Oberlin occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Oberlin; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 464. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Oberlin 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oberlin's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Oberlin 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 Oberlin is one in 36.

Oberlin Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Oberlin Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

234

252

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.16

28.02

30.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oberlin 2.16
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 464

in Oberlin

1 in 343

in Ohio
Oberlin VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,350
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 11 4 2
Rate per 1,000 0.12 1.32 0.48 0.24
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
Oberlin 28.02
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Oberlin

1 in 39

in Ohio
Oberlin Property CRIMES
Population: 8,350
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 45 186 3
Rate per 1,000 5.39 22.28 0.36
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

Oberlin Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oberlin 51
Ohio 33