Ottawa amassed 8,920 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Ottawa’s arrest rate was 1,040.92 per 100,000 residents. The county of Ottawa is 40.85% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 533 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Ottawa also experienced 2,405 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Barry and Bay, Ottawa is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Ottawa, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 1,840 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Ottawa, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Ottawa, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Ottawa has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Ottawa experienced 533 violent crimes and 2,405 non-violent crimes. When comparing Ottawa to the national average of 739.02, Ottawa is higher by 40.85% than the national average.
Most crimes committed in Ottawa are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 71-80.