Robbery Reports in Cleveland Heights Top Cities of Similar Size

We put FBI crime statistics in Cleveland Heights next to other cities in Ohio with comparable populations. How did Cleveland Heights stack up?

Cleveland Heights participated in the FBI's crime reporting system for 2011. 

The stats, as reported by the FBI, are listed in the chart below. These are the known offenses in the city in 2011, tracked and reported by the Cleveland Heights Police Department to the FBI.

In addition, we compared crime statistics in Cleveland Heights to cities with similar populations. Browse through the charts in the photos section to see where Cleveland Heights falls in terms of specific crimes like burglary and theft.

Violent crime includes murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. 

The property crime stats include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.

While Cleveland Heights is in line with most cities of its size, there were more incidents of robbery in 2011 in the city than Ohio cities with a similar population that participated in the FBI's report.

We included cities with populations of 40,000 to 55,000.

Cities are not required to report their stats to the FBI. For more about these stats, click here. Look for another article soon that compares Cleveland Heights crime statistics throughout the years.

Are you surprised by any of these numbers? Does anything stand out for you? Tell us in the comments.

Population 46,155 Violent crime 143 Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1 Forcible rape 7 Robbery 102 Aggravated assault 33 Property crime 1,018 Burglary 318 Larcency/Theft 675 Motor vehicle theft 25 Arson 0
Glinda Smith November 17, 2012 at 04:00 PM
It would be helpful if our police department spent less time going after parking violations and more time trying to stop robberies and burglaries.
john smith November 17, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Thank you. Yes it is well known that burglary in particular is often misclassified as theft so that potential home buyers are not scared away.
john smith November 17, 2012 at 07:39 PM
You bet! This incessant hyper-focus on traffic citations is maddening and irrelevant.
Will Goldstein November 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I have two thoughts on the traffic citations: first, really a question- what percentage of the department revenue is expected to come from fines and citations? My guess is that revenue from those fines offsets other more important work. Is that correct? Second, as a street that has seen increased (and fast) traffic due to this year's construction, we are thankful for the dept's quick response to our request for assistance in trying to quell speeders on our street. I'm generally not that concerned about the over zealous traffic cops. It's well known that you'll get pulled over for speeding pretty much anywhere CH, so just drive the limit and you'll be fine.
Paula Kalamaras November 21, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Even when I was a little girl and we would be biking over to Cumberland to swim, my grand mother prohibited us from riding down Altamont since it had a seedy reputation even then. We had to go via Beechwood or Euclid Heights. Cleveland Heights needs to provide juveniles with civility lessons, and when they do transgress, make them do reparations. For instance, trespassing or menacing on the streets, they need to do yard clean up and care for the seniors in the community. Teach compassion and respect at an early age. Perhaps then they won't be so eager to be thuglets. Enforcing curfews and monitoring heavy walking areas and parks can also help decrease crime.


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