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Columbus, Ohio, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 52. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 41.4.

Columbus, Ohio, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 71. 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 US average is 43.5.

  CRIMEColumbus, OhioUnited States
  Violent Crime  51.831.1
  Property Crime  70.538.1


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One of the 20 Most Violent Cities - The Numbers Do
The crime here is terrible and rapidly getting worse, and also spreading to the suburbs. When we moved to our suburb 6 years ago there was hardly any crime and a lot... (read more)
Crime on the hilltop of the westside of Columbus,
On a scale of 1-10, i would say that crime on the hilltop is about 7. Someone may get shot once everyday in this area. Some areas are okay, but you just have talk to... (read more)
Been here over twenty years, the crime gets worse every year. Car breakins are the most annoying problems, but there is typically close to one hundred murders a year. ... (read more)
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Columbus, OH
have lived in Columbus for about 9 yrs now. Moved here because my husband was born & raised here and had good memories of the place from the '70's. I can't stand this... (read more)
re: Seriously, I hate this city - 5/9/2012
I love your comments! Columbus is a COW TOWN! It does suck here. I am looking to move. Care to have coffee? So many here are rude, mean and nasty. In the work... (read more)
Just the Right Size
Columbus may not be the biggest city but it certainly isn't the smallest. For comparison, I have spent time in both Chicago and Dayton, cities on either side of the... (read more)
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