Cleveland
cleveland ohio highest crime
Crime index*: 3.09
Population: 397,106
Murder rate (per 100,000): 18.6

Burglaries were one of the biggest issues facing Cleveland residents in 2011, with the number of break-ins and thefts climbing by 8.6% from the previous year. That gave the city the second highest burglary rate in the country -- next to Toledo, Ohio.

Street crimes -- robberies and assaults -- also continued to soar, with Cleveland second only to Oakland among the nation's 72 largest cities.

One area of improvement: The number of murders fell to 74, from 81 the year before.


Source: CQ Press compiled this index using data reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's "Crime in the United States 2011."
*The crime index is a weighted average of six crime categories murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. The national rate is 1 and any number higher than that indicates a higher than average incidence of crime.
**List includes cities with populations of 250,000 or more.
- Last updated January 23 2013 03:22 PM ET
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