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Safest Cities in Ohio

The Top 50 Safest Cities in Ohio for 2020

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.  All the cities listed in our top 10 safest cities in Ohio had less than 10 violent crimes recorded.

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

What are the Top 10 Safest Cities in Ohio?

1.   Russell Township

2.   Broadview Heights

3.   Olmstead Township

4.   Olmstead Falls

5.   Poland Township 

6.   Hinckley Township

7.   Sagamore Hills

8.   Brunswick Hills

9.   North Ridgeville

10. Clearcreek Township

Safest Cities in Ohio

Russell, OH

Russell Township, OH

Population

5,216

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

5

Broadview Heights, OH

Broadview Heights, OH

Population

19,236

Violent Crimes

2

Property Crimes

18

Olmsted Township, OH

Olmsted Township, OH

Population

13,425

Violent Crimes

2

Property Crimes

28

Olmsted Falls, OH

Olmsted Falls, OH

Population

8,912

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

20

Poland Township, OH

Poland Township, OH

Population

11,188

Violent Crimes

2

Property Crimes

31

Hinckley, OH

Hinckley Township, OH

Population

8,029

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

21

Sagamore Hills, OH

Sagamore Hills, OH

Population

10,956

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

30

Brunswick Hills, OH

Brunswick Hills, OH

Population

10,418

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

30

North Ridgeville, OH

North Ridgeville, OH

Population

34,026

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

97

Clear Creek Township, OH

Clear Creek Township, OH

Population

15,765

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

48

More of the Safest Cities in Ohio

11-20

Rocky River

Brecksville

Ada

Waterville

Granville

Kirtland

Hamilton Township

Montville

North Royalton

Carlisle

31-40

Mayfield Heights

Berea

Johnstown

Deer Park

Indian Hill

Canfield

Ross Township

Mentor-on-the-Lake

Hilliard

Bellbrook

21-30

Seven Hills

Campbell

Grafton

Pepper Pike

Brunswick

Columbiana

Springboro

Hudson

Munroe Falls

Twinsburg

41-50

New Albany

Uhrichsville

Sheffield Lake

Dover

Lawrence Township

Mason

Loveland

Madison Township

Powell

Orrville

Safe Ohio Cities with Populations over 20,000

Ohio Cities with the Lowest Crime Rates – Population 20K+

 

More highly populated cities typically have to deal with criminal elements that might not be as commonplace in smaller towns and communities. For this reason, The Home Security Advisor created an additional category to recognize some of Ohio’s more populated communities that have maintained a relatively low crime rate. We use the same criteria but have set the minimum population at 20,000.

North Ridgeville actually qualified as one of Ohio’s safest communities in BOTH categories!

The vigilant efforts of local authorities can ensure that larger cities can be just as safe as smaller communities.  Even though some large metro areas might still have some of the safest neighborhoods in Ohio, typically more urban areas will reflect higher crime rates. The following cities are among the safest larger communities in Ohio.

 

North Ridgeville, OH

North Ridgeville, OH

Population

34,025

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

97

Rocky River, Ohio

Rocky River, OH

Population

20,253

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

65

Hamilton Township, OH

Hamilton Township, OH

Population

23,330

Violent Crimes

11

Property Crimes

91

N. Royalton, OH

N. Royalton, OH

Population

30,324

Violent Crimes

15

Property Crimes

122

Brunswick, OH

Brunswick, OH

Population

34,954

Violent Crimes

22

Property Crimes

173

Hudson, OH

Hudson, OH

Population

22,242

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

126

Hilliard, OH

Hilliard, OH

Population

37,184

Violent Crimes

35

Property Crimes

242

Mason, OH

Mason, OH

Population

33,583

Violent Crimes

6

Property Crimes

264

Dublin,OH

Dublin, OH

Population

48,570

Violent Crimes

29

Property Crimes

413

Solon, OH

Solon, OH

Population

22,948

Violent Crimes

10

Property Crimes

210

 

Methodology – How we selected Ohio’s Safest Cities

To determine the safest cities in Ohio, we referenced the most recent (2018) 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).

In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses 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 for 2019 – 11-50

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Safe Ohio Cities with Population of 20K+

2019 List of the Safest Cities in Ohio with 20K+ Populations

Safest Cities in Ohio was last modified: January 17th, 2020 by The Home Security Advisor

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