Crime in Cincinnati
|Crime rates (2010)|
|Motor vehicle theft:||485.91|
* Number of reported crimes per 100,000 population.
(chart numbers were divided by 3.32365 to determine rate per 100,000)
|Source: FBI 2010 UCR data|
Crime in Cincinnati, Ohio has been a concern of residents since the 18th century.
Before the riot of 2001, Cincinnati's overall crime rate was dropping dramatically and had reached its lowest point since 1992. After the riot violent crime increased. Reflecting national trends, crime rates in Cincinnati have dropped in all categories from 2006 to 2010.
In 2011, using FBI data, the CQ Press ranked Cincinnati the 16th most dangerous city in the United States. However, the FBI web site recommends against using its data for rankings, since there are many factors that influence crime rates. Also, the CQ Press did not include Chicago, Illinois in its ranking.
According to the Hamilton County Prosecutor, the vast majority of people being murdered are inside the city and African American. In 2009, 44 black men and 11 black women were murdered, but no whites. According to the Prosecutor, people almost always commit murders inside their racial classifications, and there is a subset in the underclass of Cincinnati which "commit a lot of violent crime and tend to be black."
Distribution by Neighborhood
During the first half of 2008 approximately half of the most serious crimes (i.e. murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and auto theft) were concentrated in 10 of the 53 Cincinnati neighborhoods.
The neighborhoods with the highest percentage of these crimes were East Westwood, Downtown, South Fairmount, North Fairmount, and English Woods. The neighborhoods with the lowest percentage of these crimes were Mount Adams, West End, O'Bryonville, Riverside, and College Hill.
- "Crime Rate Dropping Slightly Murders, Rapes Up, Says New FBI Study".
- "CQ Press Crime Ranking 2011". Retrieved August 9, 2012.
- "Caution Against Ranking". FBI. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
- "Ten years later: Black-on-black violent crime rate rises".
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