Ottawa has a population of 18,209. During the past three years, Ottawa saw 1,271 arrests. For 2017, the Ottawa's arrest rate totaled 213.08 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 32.69% makes Ottawa lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 36 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Ottawa also totaled 352 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Earlville and Grand Ridge, Ottawa is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Ottawa had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Ottawa averaged 36 violent crimes and 352 non-violent crimes.
The city of Ottawa experienced 151 violent crimes during 2011-2017. Of that total, 1 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 5 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 22, and the aggravated assault total was 123.