University Heights, OH
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The crime rate in University Heights is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 University Heights is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, University Heights is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, University Heights has a crime rate that is higher than 76% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that University Heights'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 University Heights is one in 574.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that University Heights's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes University Heights 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 University Heights is one in 46.

University Heights Crime Data

 

Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

University Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

288

311

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.74

21.81

23.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
University Heights 1.74
Ohio 2.92

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 574

in University Heights

1 in 343

in Ohio

University Heights VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,202
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 * 9 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.53 0.68 0.53
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

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
University Heights 21.81
Ohio 25.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in University Heights

1 in 39

in Ohio

University Heights Property CRIMES

Population: 13,202
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 256 12
Rate per 1,000 1.51 19.39 0.91

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

University Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
University Heights 171
Ohio 33