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Columbus, OH Crime Reports & Statistics


Neighborhood Crime Statistics For Columbus, Ohio


Population: 759,391 in 2009

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The Columbus, OH crime report and city information below can give residents and potential residents incite on their local area and surroundings. This information that was collected and published on this site is from the participation of over 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. These statistics are collected and published by the FBI on an annual basis for special studies and reports, on the cities in the United States. *
Columbus, OH Crime Categories
Columbus Law Enforcement
Columbus Violent Crimes
Columbus Forcible Rapes
Columbus Murders
Columbus Robbery
Columbus Aggravated Assaults
Columbus Property Crimes
Columbus Burglary
Columbus Larceny
Columbus Motor Vehicle
Columbus Arson
Columbus, OH Law Enforcement Statistics
Law Enforcement officers are individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically for sworn law enforcement representatives. (UCR Definition)
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Law Enforcement - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Total Employees
2,179
Officers
1,878
Civilians
301
Year
2006
Total Employees
2,178
Officers
1,829
Civilians
349
Columbus, OH Violent Crime Statistics
In 2009, Columbus, Ohio law enforcement had 5340 violent crimes reported. With a population of 759,391 in 2009, there were 70.3 occurrences of violent crimes per 10k persons in Columbus, Ohio. The total known offenses in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 5948, 6269 and 5821, respectively .

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and robbery. Violent crimes involve force or threat of force. (UCR Definition)
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Violent Crimes - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
5,340
Occurrences (per 10k)
70.3
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
5,821
Occurrences (per 10k)
77.4
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
6,269
Occurrences (per 10k)
85.2
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
5,948
Occurrences (per 10k)
81.3
Columbus, OH Forceable Rape Crime Statistics
In 2009, Columbus, Ohio had 7.6 occurrences of forcible rape per 10k persons in a population of 759,391 in 2009. The total known offenses of forcible rape in Columbus in 2009 was 574. There were 586 known offenses in 2006, 661 in 2007, and 615 in 2008.

Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape regardless of the age of the victim are included. Statutory offenses (no force used--victim under age of consent) are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Forcible Rape - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
574
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.6
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
615
Occurrences (per 10k)
8.2
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
661
Occurrences (per 10k)
9.0
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
586
Occurrences (per 10k)
8.0
Columbus, OH Murder Statistics
Columbus, Ohio had 83 murders in 2009. With a total population of 759391 in 2009, there were 1.1 occurrences of murder per 10k persons in Columbus, Ohio. The murder rates in Columbus, Ohio in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 104, 79 and 109, respectively.

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. (UCR Definition)
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Murder - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
83
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.1
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
109
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.4
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
79
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.1
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
104
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.4
Columbus, OH Aggravated Assault Statistics
The total known offenses of aggravated assault in Columbus, Ohio in 2009 was 1288. Columbus had 17.0 occurrences of aggravated assault per 10k persons in a population of 759,391 in 2009. In Columbus there were 1612 offenses in 2006, 1680 in 2007, and 1507 in 2008.

Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. The Program further specifies that this type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of--or threat to use--a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in this crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. When aggravated assault and larceny-theft occur together, the offense falls under the category of robbery. (UCR Definition)
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Assault - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
1,288
Occurrences (per 10k)
17.0
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
1,507
Occurrences (per 10k)
20.0
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
1,680
Occurrences (per 10k)
22.8
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
1,612
Occurrences (per 10k)
22.0
Columbus, OH Robbery Statistics
In 2009, Columbus, Ohio had 3395 occurrences of robberies reported to the police. With 759,391 in 2009 people living in Columbus, in 2009 there were 44.7 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on statistics from the FBI, there were 3646 robberies in 2006, 3849 in 2007 and 3590 in 2008.

Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. (UCR Definition)
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Robbery - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
3,395
Occurrences (per 10k)
44.7
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
3,590
Occurrences (per 10k)
47.7
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
3,849
Occurrences (per 10k)
52.3
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
3,646
Occurrences (per 10k)
49.8
Columbus, OH Property Crime Statistics
A property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. In 2009, Columbus, Ohio had 48813 property crimes. The population in 2009 for Columbus was 759,391 in 2009; the number of violent crimes per 10k persons was 642.8. Looking back at the previous three years in Columbus, Ohio, you will see that there were 52098 property crimes in 2006, 51491 in 2007 and 48282 in 2008.

A property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The property crime category includes arson because the offense involves the destruction of property; however, arson victims may be subjected to force. Because of limited participation and varying collection procedures by local agencies, only limited data are available for arson. Arson statistics are included in trend, clearance, and arrest tables throughout Crime in the United States, but they are not included in any estimated volume data. The arson section in this report provides more information on that offense. (UCR Definition)
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Property Crime - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
48,813
Occurrences (per 10k)
642.8
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
48,282
Occurrences (per 10k)
642.1
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
51,491
Occurrences (per 10k)
699.6
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
52,098
Occurrences (per 10k)
712.2
Columbus, OH Burglary Statistics
The total known offenses of burglary in Columbus, Ohio in 2009 was 14583. Burglary is part of the violent crimes category. Based on the known offenses and its population of 759,391 in 2009 in 2009, Columbus, Ohio had 192.0 occurrences of burglary per 10k persons. In Columbus there were 14816 burglary offenses in 2006, 14370 in 2007, and 14708 in 2008.

Burglary is defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as a burglary. Burglary in the UCR program is categorized into three sub classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry. (UCR Definition)

Did you know that a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds? In 2008, there were 2.4 billion burglaries in just the U.S.A! Property loss due to burglary totaled $4.3 billion in 2008, with an average loss of $1,991 per occurrence. You may qualify for a FREE home security system; simply fill out the form on the top of this page to get a free, no-obligation quote and protect yourself from being part of these statistics.
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Burglary - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
14,583
Occurrences (per 10k)
192.0
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
14,708
Occurrences (per 10k)
195.6
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
14,370
Occurrences (per 10k)
195.2
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
14,816
Occurrences (per 10k)
202.5
Columbus, OH Larceny Statistics
Columbus, Ohio had 30044 offenses of larceny-theft reported to the police in 2009. With 759,391 in 2009 people living in Columbus that year, there were 395.6 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on the statistics from the FBI, there were 30882 larceny-thefts in 2006, 30893 in 2007 and 28263 in 2008.

Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft) is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Larceny - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
30,044
Occurrences (per 10k)
395.6
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
28,263
Occurrences (per 10k)
375.9
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
30,893
Occurrences (per 10k)
419.8
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
30,882
Occurrences (per 10k)
422.1
Columbus, OH Motor Vehicle Crime Statistics
In 2009, Columbus, Ohio law enforcement had 4186 motor vehicle thefts reported. With a population of 759,391 in 2009 in Columbus, there were 55.1 occurrences of motor vehicle theft per 10k persons. The total known offenses by law enforcement of this kind in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 6400, 6228 and 5311, respectively.

Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. The offense includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition. (UCR Definition)
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Motor Vehicle Crime - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
4,186
Occurrences (per 10k)
55.1
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
5,311
Occurrences (per 10k)
70.6
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
6,228
Occurrences (per 10k)
84.6
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
6,400
Occurrences (per 10k)
87.5
Columbus, OH Arson Statistics
The total known offenses of arson in Columbus in 2009 was 432. Columbus, Ohio had 5.7 occurrences of arson per 10k persons in a population of 759,391 in 2009. In Columbus, Ohio, the known offenses of arson were 559 in 2006, 638 in 2007, and 470 in 2008.

Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. (UCR Definition)
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Arson - Columbus, OH
Year
2009
Population
759,391
Occurrences
432
Occurrences (per 10k)
5.7
Year
2008
Population
751,887
Occurrences
470
Occurrences (per 10k)
6.3
Year
2007
Population
735,981
Occurrences
638
Occurrences (per 10k)
8.7
Year
2006
Population
731,547
Occurrences
559
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.6
*Disclaimer: Each year when the FBI crime statistics are published, we compile the rankings of cities and countries on our website. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Because of this, these numbers sometimes lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. SecurityGuide.com is not responsible for the accuracy or incompleteness of these figures.
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