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

 

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Crime rate legend:
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 Low (50 - 199)
 Average (200 - 449)
 High (450 - 1000)
 Very high (> 1000)

Crime rates in Columbus by Year

Type

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
67
(9.9)
81
(11.4)
81
(11.3)
109
(15.0)
88
(12.1)
102
(14.0)
104
(14.2)
79
(10.7)
109
(14.5)
83
(10.9)
94
(12.2)
87
(11.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
578
(85.4)
602
(84.5)
673
(94.0)
615
(84.7)
574
(78.6)
518
(70.9)
586
(80.1)
661
(89.8)
615
(81.8)
574
(75.6)
566
(73.2)
565
(71.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,098
(457.8)
3,364
(472.0)
3,503
(489.4)
3,332
(458.9)
3,353
(459.4)
3,777
(517.2)
3,646
(498.4)
3,849
(523.0)
3,590
(477.5)
3,395
(447.1)
3,359
(434.6)
3,244
(411.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,255
(333.2)
2,349
(329.6)
2,242
(313.2)
2,159
(297.3)
1,910
(261.7)
1,714
(234.7)
1,612
(220.4)
1,680
(228.3)
1,507
(200.4)
1,288
(169.6)
1,432
(185.3)
1,289
(163.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13,600
(2,009.8)
15,740
(2,208.4)
16,066
(2,244.7)
14,650
(2,017.5)
14,695
(2,013.3)
14,604
(1,999.6)
14,816
(2,025.3)
14,370
(1,952.5)
14,708
(1,956.1)
14,583
(1,920.4)
15,234
(1,970.8)
15,169
(1,926.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
36,316
(5,366.6)
38,835
(5,448.6)
36,063
(5,038.6)
33,343
(4,591.7)
33,844
(4,636.7)
31,724
(4,343.8)
30,882
(4,221.5)
30,893
(4,197.5)
28,263
(3,758.9)
30,044
(3,956.3)
30,784
(3,982.5)
30,259
(3,841.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7,180
(1,061.0)
7,576
(1,062.9)
7,633
(1,066.5)
8,345
(1,149.2)
8,397
(1,150.4)
7,813
(1,069.8)
6,400
(874.9)
6,228
(846.2)
5,311
(706.4)
4,186
(551.2)
4,150
(536.9)
3,615
(459.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
606
(89.6)
476
(66.8)
223
(31.2)
N/A507
(69.5)
465
(63.7)
559
(76.4)
638
(86.7)
470
(62.5)
432
(56.9)
403
(52.1)
N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8)731.3754.3750.3710.7694.6685.1665.8667.2620.7586.3589.7560.2
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 1,314 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Ohio as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 616 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


See how dangerous Columbus, OH is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Columbus:

560.2
Grandview Heights:

57.8
Bexley:

189.9
Upper Arlington:

70.4
Whitehall:

728.2
Minerva Park:

159.2
Gahanna:

145.3
Worthington:

148.0
Hilliard:

146.8
Violent crime rate in 2011
Columbus:

381.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Columbus:

406.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Columbus:

405.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Columbus:

449.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Columbus:

486.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Columbus:

467.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Columbus:

474.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Columbus:

462.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Columbus:

492.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Columbus:

517.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Columbus:

507.3
U.S. Average:

276.6

Violent crime rate in 2000
Columbus:

500.0
U.S. Average:

277.6

Property crime rate in 2011
Columbus:

645.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Columbus:

672.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Columbus:

663.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Columbus:

684.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Columbus:

726.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Columbus:

746.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Columbus:

776.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Columbus:

805.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Columbus:

804.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Columbus:

859.6
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Columbus:

872.3
U.S. Average:

337.2

Property crime rate in 2000
Columbus:

828.3
U.S. Average:

331.5



Latest news about crime in Columbus, OH collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

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

City-data.com crime rate per 100,000 population


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,138 (1,823 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Ohio average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2,114 (1,805 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Ohio average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,179 (1,878 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Ohio average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,178 (1,829 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Ohio average:

2.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,136 (1,792 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Ohio average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,150 (1,789 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Ohio average:

2.13


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Columbus

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Officers

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Civilians

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