CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A study compiling violent crime statistics from the FBI for each state shows that Cleveland is, “by far,” the most dangerous city in Ohio.
In 2017, FBI data shows that over 1.2 million violent crimes were committed in the United States. Violent crimes consist of aggravated assault, rape, robbery, and murder.
The website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the statistics and determined that Cleveland is the most dangerous city in Ohio.
According to the study, 1,557 violent crimes were committed in Cleveland for every 100,000 people in 2017.
- 5,999 violent crimes reported in Cleveland in 2017.
- Violent crimes reported in Cleveland accounted for 17.3% of the state’s totals.
To compare, there were 4,478 violent crimes reported in Columbus, a city with a population of more than double that of Cleveland’s population.
The study suggests that crime spikes in areas of poverty and unemployment. Cleveland’s poverty rate is 35.2% with an annual unemployment rate of 6.5%