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Safest Cities in Ohio

The Top 50 Safest Cities in Ohio

Ohio’s Safest Cities

 

Nestled along the southern border of Lake Erie, Ohio is the 7th most populous state in the US. Home of the NFL and Rock’n Roll Hall of Fames, Ohio ranks near the middle of the nations safest states, which is noteworthy, as it is one of the more densely populated states.

Below are the average state numbers for violent and property crimes.

Violent Crime per 100,000

Ohio – State Average Violent Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

Property Crime Rate per 100K in Ohio

Ohio- State Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

Will the state numbers may be middle of the pack, Ohio has many communities which boast outstanding safety records.  While all the cities listed in our top 10 safest cities in Ohio had less than 10 violent crimes recorded, Chester township, with a population that exceeds 10,00,  gets special recognition for reporting NO violent crimes in 2016.

Following are the top cities with populations above 5,000 which have been recognized as the safest cities in Ohio.

Chester, OH

Chester Township, OH

Population

10,371

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

18

St. Clairsville, OH

St. Clairsville, OH

Population

5,090

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

9

Russell, OH

Russell Township, OH

Population

5,250

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

15

Olmsted Township, OH

Olmsted Township, OH

Population

13,228

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

43

Olmsted Falls, OH

Olmsted Falls, OH

Population

8,859

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

30

Hinckley, OH

Hinckley Township, OH

Population

8,041

Violent Crimes

6

Property Crimes

28

Brunswick Hills, OH

Brunswick Hills, OH

Population

10,402

Violent Crimes

5

Property Crimes

38

Montville, OH

Montville, OH

Population

11,815

Violent Crimes

2

Property Crimes

46

Kirtland, OH

Kirtland, OH

Population

,780

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

27

Rocky River, OH

Rocky River, OH

Population

20,400

Violent Crimes

7

Property Crimes

81

More of the Safest Cities in Ohio

11-20

Brecksville

Hudson

Sagamore Hills

Carlisle

Pepper Pike

St. Claire

Campbell

Waterville

Poland

Seven Hills

31-40

Indian Hill

Dover

Solon

New Franklin

Powell

Munroe Falls

Bellbrook

Canfield

Uhrichsville

Lawrence

21-30

Springborough

North Ridgeville

Clearcreek

Grafton

Marysville

Ada

Brunswick

Granville

Twinsburg

Germantown

41-50

Ross

Berea

Mason

Brookville

Vermilion

Hilliard

Clayton

Loveland

Goshen

Sunbury

Methodology – How we selected Ohio’s Safest Cities

To determine the safest cities in Ohio, we referenced the most recent (2016) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our list only includes cities with population greater than 5,000 who reported their crime stats.

We considered both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder,rape and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  These figures were weighted to reflect the severity of the crime.  Violent crimes were factored by .60 and property crimes by .40.

This number was then divided by the population of the community and normalized the statistical finding to weighted crimes per 100,000.

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a strong statistical indicator of the overall safety of the community. If you are considering moving to Ohio, these communities are among the top safest cities in which one could reside.

However, it is important to understand that not all cities report their data…and that certain areas within any city may be much safer than others.  This is especially true in larger metropolitan areas.  Consequently, one should investigate individual neighborhoods within the community and communicate with local law enforcement to get a better picture of the safety on a local neighborhood level.

For more tips on keeping your home and family safer, we recommend you take a look at out our Guide to Personal Safety, Tips for Home Security…and consider a top rated professionally monitored home security system.

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Safest Cities in Ohio was last modified: February 20th, 2018 by Mike HSA
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