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Violent Crime, Property Crime in Cleveland Heights Increased From 2009 to 2011

The FBI released crime statistics from 2011 last month. We compared the numbers to information from 2009 to 2010, which show the number of reported offenses in most crime categories have increased in Cleveland Heights.

The rates of both violent crime and property crime reported in Cleveland Heights has increased since 2009, according to statistics released by the FBI last month.

Police departments across the country report the number of nine kinds of criminal offenses to the FBI every year, and the FBI compiles the data. Reporting is voluntary.

Violent crime — which includes murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault — has increased in Cleveland Heights from 84 offenses in 2009 to 143 in 2011. Violent crime had dropped in 2010 to 73 offenses. 

Robbery jumped from 68 offenses in 2010 to 109 in 2011. Aggravated assault went from 4 offenses in 2010 to 33 in 2011. The number of rapes reported also increased by 6 incidents.

The city also saw an increase in property crime during the same time period. There were similar numbers reported in 2009 and 2010 — 646 and 670 respectively. But in 2011, there were 1,018 reported property crime offenses. The rate of burglary offenses nearly doubled and larceny and thefts increased by more than 250 incidents. Car thefts, however, dropped significantly in the same time period from 110 offenses in 2009 to 25 in 2011.

Click through the gallery above to view our graphs and compare the numbers.

More: How do Cleveland Heights crime rates compare to cities with similar populations in Ohio?

Garry Kanter November 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM
For years on the cleveland.com CH forum, a bunch of guys claimed that the CH crime stats were being underreported. During the horrible Sowell investigation, that was found to be true regarding sex crimes. And such large increases may indicate that the new police chief is reporting the crime stats more accurately to the FBI. Or... there could be more crime going on.
Ken Adams November 21, 2012 at 04:06 PM
stats are being reported more accurately

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