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


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

Crime rate in Cleveland, OH

The 2018 crime rate in Cleveland, OH is 692 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.5% U.S. cities. The 2018 Cleveland crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 86 - a decrease of 21 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Cleveland has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Cleveland, OH is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Cleveland:

691.8
Brooklyn Heights:

84.7
Brooklyn:

312.4
Garfield Heights:

293.2
East Cleveland:

340.4
Linndale:

573.0
Cleveland Heights:

156.6
Shaker Heights:

170.3
Seven Hills:

31.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Cleveland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
109
(23.8)
75
(16.6)
90
(20.5)
102
(23.5)
86
(20.0)
81
(19.0)
74
(18.6)
84
(21.3)
55
(14.1)
63
(16.2)
135
(35.0)
107
(27.8)
86
(22.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
478
(104.2)
445
(98.3)
374
(85.0)
423
(97.6)
373
(86.9)
341
(80.0)
354
(89.1)
363
(92.2)
417
(107.1)
482
(124.0)
488
(126.4)
497
(129.0)
461
(119.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,743
(815.7)
4,288
(947.1)
4,022
(914.3)
3,804
(877.6)
3,555
(828.2)
3,181
(746.6)
3,156
(794.8)
3,252
(825.8)
3,490
(896.8)
2,990
(769.3)
2,980
(771.6)
2,697
(699.9)
1,772
(460.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,086
(454.6)
2,196
(485.0)
1,958
(445.1)
1,864
(430.0)
1,976
(460.4)
1,922
(451.1)
1,842
(463.9)
1,750
(444.4)
1,789
(459.7)
1,651
(424.8)
2,696
(698.0)
2,698
(700.1)
3,257
(846.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8,598
(1,874)
9,650
(2,131)
9,050
(2,057)
9,102
(2,100)
9,226
(2,149)
9,854
(2,313)
10,706
(2,696)
9,740
(2,473)
8,259
(2,122)
6,948
(1,788)
6,333
(1,640)
5,853
(1,519)
4,658
(1,211)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13,145
(2,865)
12,036
(2,658)
11,184
(2,542)
10,686
(2,465)
10,871
(2,533)
10,079
(2,366)
10,524
(2,650)
10,808
(2,745)
10,784
(2,771)
10,335
(2,659)
10,001
(2,589)
9,696
(2,516)
9,342
(2,429)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6,800
(1,482)
6,534
(1,443)
6,782
(1,542)
5,283
(1,219)
4,031
(939.1)
3,503
(822.2)
4,093
(1,031)
3,761
(955.1)
4,125
(1,060)
3,838
(987.5)
4,199
(1,087)
3,395
(881.0)
2,970
(772.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
505
(110.0)
502
(110.9)
516
(117.3)
532
(122.7)
401
(93.4)
378
(88.7)
319
(80.3)
302
(76.7)
317
(81.5)
304
(78.2)
315
(81.6)
253
(65.7)
165
(42.9)
City-Data.com crime index830.7863.9841.3817.5777.0738.6817.0812.4819.1757.9847.4786.2691.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 1,910 registered sex offenders living in Cleveland, Ohio as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cleveland is 202 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Cleveland:

818.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Cleveland:

884.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Cleveland:

931.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Cleveland:

753.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Cleveland:

813.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Cleveland:

770.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Cleveland:

755.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Cleveland:

716.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Cleveland:

771.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Cleveland:

798.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Cleveland:

805.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Cleveland:

847.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Cleveland:

786.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Cleveland:

583.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Cleveland:

604.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Cleveland:

601.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Cleveland:

479.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Cleveland:

561.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Cleveland:

620.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2014
Cleveland:

638.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Cleveland:

722.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Cleveland:

775.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Cleveland:

826.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Cleveland:

704.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Cleveland:

697.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Cleveland:

726.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Cleveland:

769.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Cleveland:

775.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Cleveland:

740.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Cleveland:

545.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Cleveland:

518.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Cleveland:

517.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
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 2018, including police officers: 1,675 (1,462 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.80
Ohio average:

1.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,678 (1,444 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.74
Ohio average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,727 (1,476 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.79
Ohio average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,709 (1,481 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
Ohio average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,697 (1,451 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
Ohio average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,805 (1,559 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.66
Ohio average:

2.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,908 (1,642 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.83
Ohio average:

2.10

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,885 (1,613 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.72
Ohio average:

2.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,021 (1,655 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
Ohio average:

2.10

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,962 (1,591 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.33
Ohio average:

2.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,998 (1,615 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
Ohio average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,957 (1,562 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Ohio average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,319 (1,825 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.81
Ohio average:

2.13

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

Zip codes: 44101, 44103, 44104, 44105, 44106, 44107, 44111, 44112, 44113, 44114, 44115, 44117, 44119, 44120, 44121, 44125, 44127, 44134.