Wooster, OH
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The crime rate in Wooster 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 Wooster is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Wooster is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, Wooster has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Wooster 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 Wooster; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 469. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Wooster's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Wooster 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 Wooster is one in 33.

Wooster Crime Data

 
Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Wooster Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

57

800

857

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.13

29.91

32.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wooster 2.13
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 469

in Wooster

1 in 343

in Ohio
Wooster VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 26,749
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 18 14 23
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.67 0.52 0.86
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
Wooster 29.91
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Wooster

1 in 39

in Ohio
Wooster Property CRIMES
Population: 26,749
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 149 637 14
Rate per 1,000 5.57 23.81 0.52
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

Wooster Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wooster 52
Ohio 33