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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 2022 crime rate in Cleveland, OH is 753 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.1 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.0% U.S. cities. The 2022 Cleveland crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 145 - a decrease of 21 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Cleveland has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Cleveland, OH is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Cleveland:

752.9
Newburgh Heights:

4.4
Brooklyn Heights:

78.4
Brooklyn:

236.2
Garfield Heights:

280.7
East Cleveland:

454.2
Linndale:

117.0
Cleveland Heights:

133.9
Bratenahl:

52.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Cleveland by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
83
(19.3)
81
(20.4)
74
(18.6)
85
(21.6)
58
(14.9)
63
(16.2)
78
(20.1)
131
(33.9)
106
(27.5)
86
(22.4)
100
(26.2)
161
(42.5)
166
(43.8)
145
(39.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
380
(88.5)
344
(86.7)
356
(89.6)
373
(94.7)
436
(112.0)
495
(127.4)
376
(96.9)
488
(126.4)
544
(141.2)
532
(138.3)
521
(136.4)
437
(115.3)
474
(125.0)
453
(124.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,555
(828.2)
3,181
(801.6)
3,157
(795.0)
3,257
(827.1)
3,496
(898.3)
2,992
(769.8)
2,458
(633.6)
2,994
(775.2)
2,270
(589.1)
2,113
(549.3)
1,896
(496.6)
1,598
(421.5)
1,348
(355.4)
1,549
(425.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,976
(460.4)
1,923
(484.6)
1,844
(464.4)
1,754
(445.4)
1,792
(460.5)
1,655
(425.8)
1,594
(410.9)
2,933
(759.4)
2,708
(702.7)
3,265
(848.8)
3,325
(870.8)
4,174
(1,101)
4,454
(1,174)
3,723
(1,023)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9,239
(2,152)
9,871
(2,488)
10,724
(2,701)
9,782
(2,484)
8,279
(2,127)
6,963
(1,792)
4,525
(1,166)
6,516
(1,687)
5,867
(1,523)
4,666
(1,213)
4,324
(1,132)
3,753
(989.9)
3,066
(808.3)
3,004
(825.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,923
(2,545)
10,131
(2,553)
10,598
(2,669)
10,902
(2,769)
10,853
(2,789)
10,403
(2,677)
8,261
(2,130)
10,070
(2,607)
9,807
(2,545)
9,485
(2,466)
10,085
(2,641)
9,084
(2,396)
8,573
(2,260)
8,728
(2,399)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4,044
(942.1)
3,510
(884.5)
4,096
(1,031)
3,778
(959.4)
4,135
(1,062)
3,850
(990.6)
2,751
(709.2)
4,222
(1,093)
3,410
(884.9)
2,986
(776.3)
2,796
(732.3)
2,992
(789.2)
3,001
(791.2)
3,972
(1,092)
Arson
(per 100,000)
401
(93.4)
379
(95.5)
319
(80.3)
303
(76.9)
317
(81.5)
304
(78.2)
250
(64.4)
318
(82.3)
254
(65.9)
165
(42.9)
157
(41.1)
170
(44.8)
156
(41.1)
124
(34.1)
City-Data.com crime index777.9794.6818.7817.6826.5762.1613.6863.2764.4735.5728.2752.1739.2752.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 1,990 registered sex offenders living in Cleveland, Ohio as of June 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cleveland is 194 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Cleveland:

928.9
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Cleveland:

977.3
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Cleveland:

961.4
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Cleveland:

872.5
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Cleveland:

882.1
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Cleveland:

842.1
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Cleveland:

961.5
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Cleveland:

659.4
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Cleveland:

757.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Cleveland:

821.2
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Cleveland:

774.2
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Cleveland:

756.6
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Cleveland:

770.6
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Cleveland:

771.5
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Cleveland:

778.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Cleveland:

648.0
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Cleveland:

682.8
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Cleveland:

632.8
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Cleveland:

448.9
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Cleveland:

393.3
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Cleveland:

436.2
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Cleveland:

468.4
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Cleveland:

482.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Cleveland:

564.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Cleveland:

631.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Cleveland:

446.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Cleveland:

640.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Cleveland:

724.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Cleveland:

779.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Cleveland:

828.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Cleveland:

757.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Cleveland:

699.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Cleveland:

727.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Cleveland:

619.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Cleveland:

624.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Cleveland:

595.8
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 1,696 (1,475 officers - 1,219 male; 256 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.89
Ohio average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 1,788 (1,546 officers - 1,288 male; 258 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.08
Ohio average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1,785 (1,560 officers - 1,315 male; 245 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Ohio average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,675 (1,462 officers - 1,248 male; 214 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.80
Ohio average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,678 (1,444 officers - 1,240 male; 204 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.74
Ohio average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,727 (1,476 officers - 1,251 male; 225 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.79
Ohio average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,709 (1,481 officers - 1,254 male; 227 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
Ohio average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,697 (1,451 officers - 1,236 male; 215 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
Ohio average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,805 (1,559 officers - 1,318 male; 241 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.93
Ohio average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,908 (1,642 officers - 1,384 male; 258 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.83
Ohio average:

2.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,885 (1,613 officers - 1,350 male; 263 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.72
Ohio average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,021 (1,655 officers - 1,382 male; 273 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
Ohio average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,962 (1,591 officers - 1,326 male; 265 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.51
Ohio average:

2.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,998 (1,615 officers - 1,336 male; 279 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.52
Ohio average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,957 (1,562 officers - 1,298 male; 264 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
Ohio average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,319 (1,825 officers - 1,510 male; 315 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.90
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.