Cleveland, OH Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
22,848
Total Crimes
5,983.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
141.61%
Above National Average
364 out of 373
In Ohio
9,548 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Cleveland, OH?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Cleveland is 5,983.8 per 100,000 people. That's 141.61% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 154.76% higher than the Ohio total crime rate of 2,348.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Cleveland SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
8

How Does Cleveland Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Cleveland
/ 100k People
Ohio
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 22,848 5,983.8 2,348.9 2,476.7
Murder 92 24.1 4.6 5.0
Robbery 1,895 496.3 75.7 81.6
Aggravated Assault 3,325 870.8 163.9 250.2
Violent Crime 5,791 1,516.6 293.2 366.7
Burglary 4,311 1,129.0 375.5 340.5
Larceny 9,968 2,610.6 1,520.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 2,778 727.6 159.7 219.9
Property Crime 17,057 4,467.2 2,055.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Cleveland

5,791.0
Violent Crimes
1,516.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
313.59%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 65.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Cleveland each year. That compares to a 1 in 341.1 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Cleveland is 1,516.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 313.59% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 417.33% higher than the Ohio violent crime rate of 293.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Cleveland

17,057.0
Property Crimes
4,467.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
111.72%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 22.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Cleveland each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Cleveland is 4,467.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 111.72% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 117.31% higher than the Ohio property crime rate of 2,055.7 per 100,000 people.

Cleveland Crime Compared To Ohio Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Ohio.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Cleveland

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lakewood, OH 49,802 704 1,413.6 1,291.1 122.5
Strongsville, OH 44,814 603 1,345.6 1,305.4 40.2
Cleveland Heights, OH 44,098 791 1,793.7 1,578.3 215.4
North Olmsted, OH 31,421 397 1,263.5 1,238.0 25.5
Solon, OH 22,830 228 998.7 950.5 48.2
Rocky River, OH 20,253 68 335.8 320.9 14.8
Broadview Heights, OH 19,236 20 104.0 93.6 10.4
East Cleveland, OH 17,001 466 2,741.0 2,170.5 570.6
Macedonia, OH 12,056 274 2,272.7 2,247.8 24.9
Brooklyn, OH 10,759 584 5,428.0 5,260.7 167.3
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