This is a blog post for your information. Many people have asked me what I mean when I say LOCAL terrorism is a major concern. This entry addresses the problem of crime in Portsmouth, Ohio. Much of the focus here is on violent crime, the crime most likely to terrorize residents and visitors. Most of the data is taken from documented sources with a publication date of 2010-2012.
Portsmouth has a population of 20, 226.
(The United States Census Bureau. 2010)
Your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Portsmouth, Ohio, is 1 in 222 while in the entire State of Ohio the odds are 1 in 334.
That means the chance that you will become a victim of a violent crime in Portsmouth -- such as an armed robbery, an aggravated assault, a rape or a murder -- is 1 in 222 inhabitants. This equates to a rate of 4 people per one thousand inhabitants.
The violent crime index is 7 (100 is safest), so Portsmouth is safer
than only 7% of all the cities in the United States.
The violent crime comparison (per 1,000 residents) is 4.50 in Portsmouth compared with 3.9 as the National median and 3.0 in Ohio.
Each year there are 98 crimes per square mile in Portsmouth
compared to the National median of 39.3 and 39 in Ohio.
With a comprehensive crime rate of 53 per one thousand residents, Portsmouth has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. A lot of the crime that takes place in Portsmouth is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
In Portsmouth, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime
is one in 21, which is a rate of 49 per one thousand population.
Your chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Ohio, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Portsmouth.
Importantly, when you compare Portsmouth to other communities of similar population, then Portsmouth crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average.
Regardless of how Portsmouth does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
(Portsmouth divided into 7 areas) The Darkest Areas on the Map = Safest
Safest Portsmouth Neighborhoods
|3.||Sunrise Ave / 28th St|
|4.||Scioto Trail / Findlay St|
|5.||City Center / Shawnee...|
|6.||Gallia St / 11Th St|
|7.||11Th St / Hutchins St|
(Source: Neighborhood Scout: Enterprise-grade data
for every neighborhood and city in the U.S.
There are 1.74 law enforcement employees in Portsmouth (2012) per 1,000 residents (38 employed) including police officers (35 employed).
See how dangerous Portsmouth, OH is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Portsmouth Crime Map
- Reporting Agencies: Adams County Sheriff's Office, Russellville, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Investigative Unit, Gallia County Sheriff's Office, Napoleon, Greenfield, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Marion, Meigs County Sheriff's Office, Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Pike County Sheriff's Office, New Boston, Bowling Green, Columbus, Ohio State Highway Patrol, West Union, Ross County Sheriff's Office, Portsmouth
- Showing 1 - 1,000 of 26,998 Incidents From 01/21/2002 to 07/09/2012