Crime in Piqua, Ohio

Piqua's crime rate

There were 851 crimes reported in Piqua, Ohio in 2018, the most recent year crime data is available for the city. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 4,042 incidents for every 100,000 people.

In September 2020, the FBI released crime figures for 2019, however, as a complete dataset for Piqua was not included in that release, 2018 data is shown here.

How does Piqua compare?

Piqua has a higher overall crime rate than the vast majority of U.S. cities. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,580 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Piqua's overall crime rate is 64% higher than the overall crime rate in Ohio. Statewide, there were 287,219 crimes reported in 2018, or 2,457 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2018. In Piqua, however, property crimes account for about 95% of all offenses.

Property crime is more prevalent in Piqua than it is nationwide. There were 806 property crimes in Piqua in 2018, or 3,828 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,200 incidents per 100,000 people.

Larceny

Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Piqua. There were 653 larcenies reported in Piqua in 2018, or 3,101 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,595 per 100,000.

Burglary

There were 123 break-ins reported in Piqua in 2018, or 584 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 327 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2018.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 229 for every 100,000 people. In Piqua, meanwhile, there were 30 motor vehicle thefts in 2018, or 142 for every 100,000 people.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the more than 8.4 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2018. In Piqua, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 5% share of all reported crime.

At 214 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Piqua is below the national violent crime rate of 381 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Piqua reported a total of 45 violent crimes in 2018.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. In Piqua, however, rape is the most commonly reported type of violent crime. There were 8 aggravated assaults reported in Piqua in 2018, or 38 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is far higher, standing at 247 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 9 robberies reported in Piqua in 2018, a rate of 43 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2018.

Rape

There were 28 rapes reported in Piqua in 2018, or 133 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,380 rapes in 2018, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.

Murder

While there were 16,214 murders nationwide in 2018, none were reported in Piqua in 2018.

Piqua compared to other cities in Ohio

Piqua has a higher crime rate than the vast majority of all comparable cities in Ohio. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2018 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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