Portsmouth, OH Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,139
Total Crimes
5,563.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
124.63%
Above National Average
363 out of 373
In Ohio
9,429 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Portsmouth, OH?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Portsmouth is 5,563.4 per 100,000 people. That's 124.63% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 136.86% 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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Portsmouth SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
9.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Portsmouth
/ 100k People
Ohio
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,139 5,563.4 2,348.9 2,476.7
Murder 1 4.9 4.6 5.0
Robbery 33 161.2 75.7 81.6
Aggravated Assault 70 341.9 163.9 250.2
Violent Crime 118 576.4 293.2 366.7
Burglary 213 1,040.4 375.5 340.5
Larceny 720 3,516.8 1,520.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 88 429.8 159.7 219.9
Property Crime 1,021 4,987.1 2,055.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Portsmouth

118
Violent Crimes
576.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
57.18%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 173.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Portsmouth each year. That compares to a 1 in 341.1 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Portsmouth is 576.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.18% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 96.60% higher than the Ohio violent crime rate of 293.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Portsmouth

1,021
Property Crimes
4,987.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
136.36%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 20.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Portsmouth each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Portsmouth is 4,987.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 136.36% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 142.60% higher than the Ohio property crime rate of 2,055.7 per 100,000 people.

Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Centerville, OH 23,744 300 1,263.5 1,200.3 63.2
Ashland, KY 20,222 799 3,951.1 3,659.4 291.8
Ironton, OH 10,576 210 1,985.6 1,806.0 179.7
Maysville, KY 8,750 277 3,165.7 2,948.6 217.1
Morehead, KY 7,736 173 2,236.3 2,145.8 90.5
Flatwoods, KY 7,041 27 383.5 369.3 14.2
Russell, KY 3,221 47 1,459.2 1,303.9 155.2
Raceland, KY 2,337 17 727.4 641.8 85.6
New Boston, OH 2,093 320 15,289.1 14,429.0 860.0
South Shore, KY 1,055 1 94.8 94.8 0.0
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