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


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

Crime rate in Lima, OH

The 2019 crime rate in Lima, OH is 477 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.8 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Lima crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 4 - an increase of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Lima has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Lima, OH is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lima:

477.0
Fort Shawnee:

89.3
Elida:

66.6
Cridersville:

74.9
Wapakoneta:

77.3
Spencerville:

67.0
Delphos:

104.3
Ada:

55.9
Bluffton:

99.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lima by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
9
(23.3)
1
(2.6)
2
(5.3)
5
(13.4)
3
(8.1)
1
(2.6)
6
(15.5)
3
(7.9)
3
(7.8)
2
(5.2)
8
(21.2)
5
(13.4)
3
(8.1)
4
(10.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
55
(142.3)
46
(121.8)
67
(178.6)
61
(162.9)
37
(99.5)
48
(123.7)
51
(131.8)
42
(109.9)
40
(104.5)
48
(125.8)
44
(116.7)
52
(139.7)
47
(127.2)
59
(161.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
109
(282.0)
109
(288.6)
157
(418.6)
144
(384.6)
88
(236.7)
97
(250.0)
101
(261.0)
78
(204.1)
71
(185.5)
83
(217.5)
123
(326.1)
81
(217.6)
68
(184.0)
64
(174.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
205
(530.3)
195
(516.3)
272
(725.2)
259
(691.8)
208
(559.4)
258
(665.0)
308
(796.1)
243
(635.9)
239
(624.6)
214
(560.9)
181
(479.9)
137
(368.1)
122
(330.2)
132
(360.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
824
(2,132)
773
(2,047)
953
(2,541)
883
(2,359)
792
(2,130)
786
(2,026)
618
(1,597)
582
(1,523)
592
(1,547)
603
(1,580)
602
(1,596)
569
(1,529)
479
(1,296)
392
(1,069)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,588
(4,108)
1,681
(4,451)
1,812
(4,831)
1,484
(3,964)
1,328
(3,572)
1,357
(3,498)
1,382
(3,572)
1,255
(3,284)
1,201
(3,139)
1,474
(3,863)
1,540
(4,083)
1,334
(3,584)
1,087
(2,942)
1,037
(2,829)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
151
(390.6)
179
(474.0)
194
(517.2)
159
(424.7)
102
(274.3)
119
(306.7)
80
(206.8)
95
(248.6)
75
(196.0)
89
(233.3)
117
(310.2)
79
(212.3)
98
(265.2)
64
(174.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
19
(49.2)
32
(84.7)
34
(90.6)
30
(80.1)
32
(86.1)
20
(51.5)
22
(56.9)
26
(68.0)
26
(67.9)
17
(44.6)
22
(58.3)
N/A19
(51.4)
71
(193.7)
City-Data.com crime index695.8651.8836.7768.5592.5618.4645.2549.9529.4572.4629.5544.9468.9477.0

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.




According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 253 registered sex offenders living in Lima, Ohio as of February 09, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lima is 150 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Lima:

450.2
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lima:

400.6
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lima:

459.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lima:

562.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lima:

525.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lima:

525.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lima:

545.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lima:

691.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lima:

586.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lima:

513.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lima:

727.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lima:

761.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lima:

529.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lima:

595.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lima:

711.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lima:

513.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lima:

447.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lima:

481.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Lima:

381.6
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Lima:

446.2
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Lima:

516.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lima:

569.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lima:

544.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lima:

495.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lima:

506.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lima:

529.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lima:

626.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lima:

645.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lima:

733.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lima:

827.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lima:

703.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lima:

690.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lima:

698.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lima:

514.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lima:

410.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lima:

503.6
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 2017, including police officers: 100 (80 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Ohio average:

1.14

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 102 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Ohio average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 106 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Ohio average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 92 (73 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Ohio average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 97 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Ohio average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 98 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Ohio average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 97 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Ohio average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 97 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Ohio average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 100 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Ohio average:

2.14

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 104 (82 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Ohio average:

2.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 104 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Ohio average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 110 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Ohio average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 100 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Ohio average:

2.13

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

Zip codes: 45801, 45805.