How safe is Columbus, OH?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate is lower than the national rate in 2017. Its rate of property crime is higher than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 5.9 /10

How we calculate this.


Columbus has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Columbus, OH

290.7

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Columbus
Charlotte, NC

416.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

443.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

283.0

Lower than average crime
Columbus, OH

2749.3

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Columbus
Charlotte, NC

2731.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2771.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

1877.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.