Cleveland, OH Crime Statistics For 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2019-11-20
22,546
Total Crimes
5,861.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
128.21%
Above National Average
Cleveland Crime Compared To OH Average
Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Ohio.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

What is the crime rate in Cleveland, OH?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Cleveland is 5,861.2 per 100,000 people. That's 128.21% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 138.54% higher than the Ohio total crime rate of 2,457.1 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.

For more reading on crime around Cleveland, check out:

Cleveland SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
7

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 22,546 5,861.2 2,457.1 2,568.4
Murder 86 22.4 4.8 5.0
Robbery 1,772 460.7 78.6 86.2
Aggravated Assault 3,257 846.7 151.2 246.8
Violent Crime 5,576 1,449.6 279.9 368.9
Burglary 4,658 1,210.9 412.2 376.0
Larceny 9,342 2,428.6 1,594.6 1,594.6
Car Theft 2,970 772.1 170.3 228.9
Property Crime 16,970 4,411.6 2,177.1 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Cleveland

5,576
Violent Crimes
1,449.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
292.94%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 69.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Cleveland each year. That compares to a 1 in 357.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Cleveland is 1,449.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 292.94% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 417.82% higher than the Ohio violent crime rate of 279.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Cleveland

16,970
Property Crimes
4,411.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
100.57%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 22.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Cleveland each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Cleveland is 4,411.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 100.57% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 102.63% higher than the Ohio property crime rate of 2,177.1 per 100,000 people.

Crime In Cities Around Cleveland

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lakewood, OH 50,078 732 1,461.7 1,345.9 115.8
Strongsville, OH 44,819 654 1,459.2 1,432.4 26.8
Cleveland Heights, OH 44,413 804 1,810.3 1,600.9 209.4
North Olmsted, OH 31,653 410 1,295.3 1,254.2 41.1
Solon, OH 22,948 220 958.7 915.1 43.6
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 17,127 423 2,469.8 1,815.8 653.9
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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