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Crime rate in Canton, Ohio (OH): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Canton, OH compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Canton, OH

The 2019 crime rate in Canton, OH is 709 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.6% U.S. cities. The 2019 Canton crime rate rose by 12% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 6 - an increase of 3 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Canton has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Canton, OH is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Canton:

708.6
East Canton:

128.9
North Canton:

95.1
Louisville:

63.7
Massillon:

206.8
Navarre:

182.0
Hartville:

41.7
Magnolia:

165.6
Waynesburg:

166.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Canton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
9
(11.3)
8
(10.2)
8
(10.3)
13
(16.6)
2
(2.6)
12
(16.4)
10
(13.7)
11
(15.2)
8
(11.1)
7
(9.7)
8
(11.2)
16
(22.5)
3
(4.2)
6
(8.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
67
(84.2)
61
(77.6)
65
(83.3)
67
(85.8)
54
(69.3)
57
(78.0)
64
(87.8)
72
(99.2)
91
(125.7)
69
(95.7)
77
(107.5)
97
(136.6)
98
(138.8)
135
(192.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
459
(576.8)
417
(530.2)
361
(462.8)
324
(414.9)
324
(415.7)
438
(599.5)
414
(567.8)
357
(491.7)
228
(315.0)
242
(335.6)
171
(238.7)
188
(264.7)
189
(267.7)
188
(268.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
278
(349.4)
275
(349.6)
265
(339.7)
279
(357.3)
272
(349.0)
303
(414.7)
241
(330.5)
233
(320.9)
403
(556.7)
496
(687.8)
421
(587.6)
535
(753.2)
555
(786.1)
652
(929.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,812
(2,277)
1,768
(2,248)
1,638
(2,100)
1,369
(1,753)
1,523
(1,954)
1,854
(2,538)
1,590
(2,181)
1,218
(1,678)
1,021
(1,410)
1,194
(1,656)
951
(1,327)
1,008
(1,419)
970
(1,374)
962
(1,372)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,871
(4,865)
3,916
(4,979)
3,281
(4,206)
2,627
(3,364)
2,337
(2,999)
2,683
(3,672)
2,671
(3,663)
2,597
(3,577)
2,657
(3,670)
2,444
(3,389)
2,474
(3,453)
2,512
(3,536)
2,517
(3,565)
2,429
(3,463)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
539
(677.3)
474
(602.6)
379
(485.9)
245
(313.8)
269
(345.1)
250
(342.2)
461
(632.3)
438
(603.3)
251
(346.7)
210
(291.2)
239
(333.6)
246
(346.3)
303
(429.1)
321
(457.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
28
(35.2)
38
(48.3)
31
(39.7)
41
(52.5)
46
(59.0)
25
(34.2)
39
(53.5)
11
(15.2)
7
(9.7)
12
(16.6)
18
(25.1)
12
(16.9)
19
(26.9)
24
(34.2)
City-Data.com crime index741.1716.1648.1580.3539.4710.0683.8630.2601.8609.0555.1652.8630.2708.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 364 registered sex offenders living in Canton, Ohio as of January 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Canton is 198 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Canton:

808.4
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Canton:

674.2
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Canton:

690.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Canton:

542.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Canton:

626.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Canton:

583.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Canton:

535.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Canton:

564.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Canton:

618.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Canton:

456.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Canton:

505.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Canton:

505.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Canton:

537.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Canton:

569.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Canton:

461.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Canton:

641.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Property crime rate in 2019
Canton:

516.1
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Canton:

517.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Canton:

512.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Canton:

488.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Canton:

544.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Canton:

517.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Canton:

604.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Canton:

714.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Canton:

742.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Canton:

592.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Canton:

565.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Canton:

703.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Canton:

788.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Canton:

800.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Canton:

740.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Canton:

601.7
U.S. Average:

327.4
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 201 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Ohio average:

1.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 188 (156 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Ohio average:

1.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 200 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Ohio average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 191 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Ohio average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 163 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Ohio average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 186 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Ohio average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 189 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Ohio average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 198 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Ohio average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 213 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Ohio average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 206 (168 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Ohio average:

2.14

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 214 (176 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Ohio average:

2.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 202 (167 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Ohio average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 204 (169 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Ohio average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 202 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Ohio average:

2.13

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Canton, OH
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 44641, 44702, 44703, 44704, 44705, 44706, 44707, 44708, 44709, 44710, 44714, 44718, 44720, 44721, 44730.