Domestic violence leaves a mark on the whole family.

OCJS logo
    General Crime Statistics     


According to the Ohio Information-Based Reporting System, data collected for 2011 includes the following crime statistics:

  • Murder - 405
  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide - 79
  • Aggravated Vehicular Assault - 392
  • Sexual Assaults - 5,562 (which includes various types of sexual assault, including rape)
  • Burglary/Aggravated Burglary/Robbery - 55,941
  • Menacing by Stalking - 1,249
  • Violation of a Protection Order - 6,622
  • Domestic Violence - 43,655
* The above stats were reported by approximately 508 law enforcement agencies representing 73% of the population.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

  • In 2008, 21 million crimes were committed in the United States; of these, 5 million were violent and 16 million were property crimes. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009)

  • 47% of violent crimes and 40% of property crimes were reported to the police. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009)

  • During 2010, 92,865 persons over the age of 65 were victims of violent crime. (Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2010)

  • In 2007, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced approximately 23 million crimes, according to findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
    • 76% (17.5 million) were property crimes
    • 23% (5.2 million) were violent crimes
    • 1% (194,100) were personal thefts
  • In 2007, for every 1,000 persons age 12 or older, there occurred:
    • 1 rape or sexual assault
    • 1 assault with injury
    • 2 robberies
  • Murders were the least frequent violent victimization -- about 6 murder victims per 100,000 persons in 2007.

Other stats…

  • There were 10,839 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2009, a decline of 7.4% from 2008. (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009)
  • In 2010, approximately 1.4 million people were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in the United States (Washington, DC: U.S.: GPO, 2010).
  • In 2009, 14% of children 14 and younger who were killed in crashes were killed in alcohol-related crashes.  More than half of these were passengers in the vehicle of an alcohol-impaired driver with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009)
  • In 2007, 91,590 persons over the age of 65 were victims of violent crime. (BJA, 2007)
  • In 2008, 88,432 crimes were reported to police on college and university campuses; 97% were property crimes, and 3% violent crimes. (Washington, DC: GPO, 2009)
  • Most crimes against students (93%) occurred off campus; of those, 72% occurred at night. (Washington, DC: BJS, 2005)
  • About 7 in 10 victimized households experienced an identity theft-related loss, and the average loss was $1,620.00 (Washington, DC: GPO, 2007)
  • Of crime victims diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), 37% also suffer from depression (“Mental Health Needs of Crime Victims; Epidemiology and Outcomes,” Journal of Traumatic Stress 16 (2003): 126.)
  • The estimated risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder is 49% for survivors of rape, 32% for survivors of severe beating or physical assault, 24% for survivors of other sexual assault, 15% for survivors of a shooting or stabbing, and 7% for those who witness a murder or an assault (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Fact Sheet, (Towson, MD: Sidran Foundation, 2004).



OVC
OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services, an Online Resource.

Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services   |  1970 W. Broad St.  |  Columbus, OH 43223   |  614-466-7782 |  www.ocjs.ohio.gov