Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Akron, Ohio Crime Rate - Do you need a CCW Permit?
The Akron crime index is 91% higher than the Ohio average and and the Ohio crime index is 1% lower than the National average.
The Akron violent crime rate is 368% higher than the Ohio average and and the Ohio violent crime rate is 45% lower than the National average.
The Akron property crime rate is 75% higher than the Ohio average and and the Ohio property crime rate is 3% higher than the National average.
The Akron Beacon-Journal and WEWS (ABC Cleveland) are reporting that two would-be robbers reversed course when their intended victim pulled out his own gun.
From the Beacon-Journal:
"The man, 23, told police he had just parked his car in a lot in the 800 block of West Market Street about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when two men in a nearby car donned masks and approached him.
One of the would-be robbers opened the passenger-side door and pointed a gun at the man, police said. The victim, who has a concealed-carry permit, pulled out his own pistol, and both would-be robbers ran back to their car and drove away, police said."
Please also check out: http://www.spotcrime.com/oh/akron