Property Crimes in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH

The list of the most common property crimes in Ohio include theft, trespass, criminal mischief, vandalism, burglary and robbery. These misdemeanor and felony offenses can come with serious criminal penalties. If you were arrested for a property related criminal offense in Cincinnati, Ohio, then contact a criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm. We represent clients throughout Hamilton County, Ohio.

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Types of Property Crimes in Cincinnati

Property offenses contained in the Ohio Revised Code include:

  • Arson, Ohio Revised Code § 2909.03 — If a person by means of fire or explosion causes or creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any property of another party without that party’s consent. 
    • If the value of the property or the damage cause is less than $1,000, this is a first-degree misdemeanor.
    • If a person by means of fire or explosion causes or creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any property of another party without that party’s consent and the value of the property or the damage cause is $1,000 or more, or the actions were taken with the purpose to defraud, or the property is the statehouse or a courthouse, school building, or other building or structure that is owned or controlled by the state, any political subdivision, or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the state or a political subdivision, this is a fourth-degree felony.
    • If a person by means of fire or explosion causes or creates a substantial risk of physical harm through the offer or the acceptance of an agreement for hire or other consideration, to any property of another without the other person's consent or to any property of the offender or another with purpose to defraud, this is a third-degree felony.
  • Aggravated Arson, Ohio Revised Code § 2909.02 — If a person by means of fire or explosion causes physical harm to any occupied structure, this is a second-degree felony.
    • If a person by means of fire or explosion creates a substantial risk of serious physical harm to any person other than the alleged offender or creates, through the offer or acceptance of an agreement for hire or other consideration, a substantial risk of physical harm to any occupied structure, this is a first-degree felony.
  • Burglary, Ohio Revised Code § 2911.12 — If a person trespasses in a permanent or temporary habitation of any person when any person other than an accomplice of the offender is present or likely to be present, this is a fourth-degree felony.
    • If a person trespasses in an occupied structure or in a separately secured or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure with the purpose to commit any criminal offense, this is a third-degree felony.
    • If a person trespasses in an occupied structure or in a separately secured or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure with the purpose to commit any criminal offense when any person other than an accomplice of the offender is present or likely to be present, this is a second-degree felony.
  • Robbery, Ohio Revised Code § 2911.02 — If a person attempting, committing a theft offense, or fleeing immediately after the attempt or offense uses or threatens the immediate use of force against another person, this is a third-degree felony.
    • If a person attempting, committing a theft offense, or fleeing immediately after the attempt or offense has a deadly weapon on or about his or her person or under his or her control, or inflicts, attempts to inflict, or threatens to inflict physical harm on another person, this is a second-degree felony.
  • Aggravated Robbery, Ohio Revised Code § 2911.01 — If a person attempting, committing a theft offense, or fleeing immediately after the attempt or offense has a deadly weapon on or about his or her person or under his or her control, or inflicts, attempts to inflict, or threatens to inflict physical harm on another person, and knowingly removes or attempts to remove a deadly weapon from the person of a law enforcement officer, or knowingly deprives or attempts to deprive a law enforcement officer of a deadly weapon, this is a first-degree felony.
  • Breaking and Entering, Ohio Revised Code § 2911.13 — If a person trespasses into an unoccupied structure with the purpose of committing any theft or felony offense inside or if they trespass on the land or premises of another with purpose of committing a felony, this is a fifth-degree felony.
  • Vandalism, Ohio Revised Code § 2909.05 — If a person knowingly causes physical harm to property that is owned or possessed by another party and the value of the property is less than $7,500, this is a fifth-degree felony. If a person knowingly causes physical harm to property that is owned or possessed by another party and the value of the property $7,500 or more but less than $150,000, this is a fourth-degree felony. If a person knowingly causes physical harm to property that is owned or possessed by another party and the value of the property $150,000 or more, this is a third-degree felony.
  • Criminal Mischief, Ohio Revised Code § 2909.07 — If a person knowingly moves, defaces, damages, destroys, or otherwise improperly tampers with another party’s property or interferes with the use or enjoyment of another party’s property, this is a third-degree misdemeanor. If the violation creates a risk of physical harm to any person or the value of the property damage or loss to the victim is $1,000 or more but less than $10,000, this is a fifth-degree felony. If the violation creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any person, the property involved in a violation of this section is an occupied aircraft, or the value of the property damage or loss to the victim is $10,000 or more, this is a fourth-degree felony.
  • Criminal Trespassing, Ohio Revised Code § 2911.21 — If a person, without privilege to do so, knowingly enters or remains on another party’s land or premises, this is a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

 


 

Property Crime by Population in Hamilton County in 2013

 

 

                                                                 Population     Property

 

                                                                                        Crimes

 

CINCINNATI

296,491

17,302

MILFORD

29

1

ADDYSTON

934

10

AMBERLEY VILLAGE

3,585

60

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

741

3

BLUE ASH

12,105

392

CHEVIOT

8,313

207

CLEVES

3,341

38

DEER PARK

5,695

89

DELHI TOWNSHIP

29,471

675

EVENDALE

2,762

377

FAIRFAX

1,692

239

FOREST PARK

18,672

470

GLENDALE

2,154

12

GREENHILLS

3,591

36

HARRISON

10,157

245

INDIAN HILL

5,789

52

LINCOLN HEIGHTS

3,394

70

LOCKLAND

3,426

161

LOVELAND

9,469

98

MADEIRA

8,837

32

MARIEMONT

3,379

52

MONTGOMERY

10,305

165

NEWTOWN

2,664

33

NORTH COLLEGE HILL

9,340

418

NORWOOD

19,052

1,272

SHARONVILLE

11,159

400

SILVERTON

4,770

134

SPRINGDALE

11,192

777

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP

36,330

842

WOODLAWN

3,283

117

WYOMING

8,387

171

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

 

349

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP

58,578

1,781

COLLEGE OF MOUNT ST JOSEPH

 

6

HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF

165,902

4,747

HAMILTON COUNTY PARKS

 

58

     

HAMILTON COUNTY TOTAL

774,989

31,891

 

 

 


Additional Resources

Property Crime in the United States - Visit the website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to learn more about property crime in the United States. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines “property crime” to include the following offenses: arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft, and burglary. Theft theft-type offenses are defined as the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victim. Some property crimes also involve violence such as robbery. The most commonly occurring property crime is larceny-theft offenses which accounted for 68.1 percent of all property crimes in 2010. The crime of burglary came on second place and accounted for 23.8 percent of all property crimes in 2010.

Property Crimes Statistics in Ohio by County - Visit the website of the Office of Criminal Justice Services at Ohio.gov to create reports from the crime statistics in the OIBRS database for certain violent and property crimes in the State of Ohio. You can search by county or for each city within the county.

Report Card on Property Crimes in Hamilton County - Visit the website for Hamilton County, Ohio to find the Hamilton County Report Card on property crimes per 100,000 Residents which was 5,061 in 2004, 4,748 in 2005, 4572 in 2006, and 3849 in 2007.


Finding a Property Crime Defense Attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio

If you are arrested for a property crime in Cincinnati, Ohio, then contact a criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm. Examples of property crimes commonly prosecuted in Hamilton County, OH, include robbery, burglary, vandalism, criminal mischief, trespass and theft.

Our criminal defense attorneys represent clients throughout Cincinnati and the surrounding areas of Hamilton County. Call (513) 399-6289 for a free consultion.

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