Safest Places to Live in Ohio of February 2024

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Last Update: March 11, 2023 Living

Ohio is located in the Midwest region of the United States, within the region of Great Lakes. Its nickname is the Buckeye State, after its well-known Buckeye trees. Ohio is home to over 11 million residents, which makes it the 7th most populous US state.

Cleveland is the best-known city in Ohio, probably because it is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Cavaliers. The state capital and the most populous city is Columbus. Cincinnati is another great city in Ohio. It is well-known for ATP Cincinnati World Tour Masters 1000 Tournament, played in nearby Mason, and gathers the best tennis players on the planet in August each year.

All in all, Ohio is a very safe state, and you will be able to conclude this by comparing crime scores in the top 30 places in Ohio to that of the safest places in other states. You will see it is considerably lower than in the safest places in some other states.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 10,000 residents were not included in the list.

50 Safest Places in Ohio of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Chester Township10 32200,00
2Sagamore Hills10 93400,00
3American Township12 05000,00
4Springboro18 97510,05
5Aurora16 31910,06
6Olmsted Township13 43210,07
7Clearcreek Township16 07020,12
8Perrysburg21 67230,14
9Powell13 54520,15
10Clayton13 22120,15
11Vermilion10 42020,19
12Perrysburg Township13 01330,23
13North Olmsted31 42180,25
14Bay Village15 23540,26
15Hudson22 28660,27
16Mason33 939100,29
17Amherst12 16640,33
18Upper Arlington35 754120,34
19Bainbridge Township11 49340,35
20New Albany11 33240,35
21Montgomery10 86740,37
22North Ridgeville34 469130,38
23Strongsville44 814180,40
24Stow34 862150,43
25Fairview Park16 20170,43
26New Philadelphia17 43480,46
27Solon22 830110,48
28Berea18 57390,48
29Brunswick34 977170,49
30Poland Township11 85960,51
31Harrison11 83760,51
32Tiffin17 49890,51
33Miami Township, Clermont County42 764220,51
34Dublin49 626260,52
35Hamilton Township, Warren County23 791130,55
36North Royalton30 177170,56
37New Franklin14 16280,56
38Marysville24 544140,57
39Madison Township, Lake County15 64690,58
40Seven Hills11 62170,60
41Beachwood11 61270,60
42Wadsworth24 058150,62
43Green Township59 273370,62
44Centerville23 744150,63
45Athens24 745160,65
46Mayfield Heights18 519120,65
47Eastlake18 074120,66
48Worthington14 875100,67
49Brimfield Township10 38870,67
50Tallmadge17 583120,68

Crime Score in All Cities in Ohio of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Ohio cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • 30,000 – 100,000 Residents
  • Over 100,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Waite Hill45400,00
2Peninsula55800,00
3Village of Leesburg1 30800,00
4Somerset1 45600,00
5Waterville Township1 70500,00
6McConnelsville1 76000,00
7Arcanum2 00600,00
8Oxford Township2 22400,00
9Gates Mills2 22700,00
10Poland Village2 42000,00
11Middleport2 43400,00
12Dennison2 59600,00
13Newtown2 66600,00
14Covington2 69400,00
15New Bremen2 97710,34
16Oak Harbor2 72810,37
17Strasburg2 69110,37
18Milton Township2 43910,41
19Carroll Township2 09610,48
20Bellville1 89510,53
21Bridgeport1 74110,57
22Mechanicsburg1 57910,63
23Pioneer1 39510,72
24Fayette1 24210,81
25Utica2 25320,89
26Brewster2 15820,93
27Cardington2 05620,97
28Russells Point1 37721,45
29Salineville1 21921,64
30Glouster1 79631,67
31Evendale2 83951,76
32Batavia1 68031,79
33Windham2 21041,81
34Williamsburg2 56951,95
35Sabina2 54451,97
36Fredericktown2 51751,99
37Monroeville1 35632,21
38New Richmond2 70062,22
39Coitsville Township1 32432,27
40Frazeysburg1 30932,29
41Jamestown2 13652,34
42Ripley1 69542,36
43South Bloomfield1 99752,50
44Rio Grande76622,61
45Bethel2 80982,85
46Fairfax1 71052,92
47Navarre1 84673,79
48Loudonville2 628103,81
49New Boston2 093188,60

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Hartville3 06800,00
2Mariemont3 47300,00
3South Russell3 76700,00
4Ottawa Hills4 47100,00
5Reminderville4 52800,00
6Lexington4 66600,00
7Munroe Falls5 08000,00
8Johnstown5 11900,00
9Indian Hill5 89700,00
10Canfield7 19900,00
11Bellbrook7 32600,00
12St. Marys8 21210,12
13Russell Township5 21910,19
14Wapakoneta9 71720,21
15Ottawa4 31710,23
16Wyoming8 59620,23
17Barnesville4 02010,25
18Chagrin Falls3 94110,25
19Greenhills3 59110,28
20Uniontown3 35310,30
21Columbiana6 20920,32
22Grafton5 80820,34
23Deer Park5 65420,35
24Hinckley Township8 07630,37
25Whitehouse4 88720,41
26Cortland6 76930,44
27Olmsted Falls8 86140,45
28Beaver Township6 41530,47
29Clyde6 14730,49
30Willard6 02130,50
31Bath Township, Summit County9 65950,52
32Swanton3 85720,52
33Amberley Village3 79120,53
34Perry Township, Franklin County3 78820,53
35Waterville5 51830,54
36Ada5 50930,54
37Cleves3 44320,58
38Sugarcreek Township8 49450,59
39Belpre6 38640,63
40Louisville9 32960,64
41St. Clair Township7 48250,67
42Sheffield Lake8 93960,67
43Blanchester4 25130,71
44Lawrence Township8 25560,73
45Eaton8 13660,74
46New Lebanon4 00130,75
47Ross Township8 94470,78
48Pepper Pike6 37150,78
49Vienna Township3 78430,79
50North Baltimore3 55730,84
51Granville5 91750,85
52Huron6 86360,87
53Kirtland6 82360,88
54Ashville4 33140,92
55Lordstown3 24830,92
56West Union3 15330,95
57Jackson6 22260,96
58Goshen Township, Mahoning County3 10230,97
59Grandview Heights8 58191,05
60Weathersfield8 01791,12
61Hubbard Township5 30661,13
62Campbell7 81591,15
63Ontario6 06771,15
64Archbold4 32051,16
65Sebring4 20051,19
66Bazetta Township5 53071,27
67Canal Fulton5 45071,28
68Northfield3 67051,36
69Georgetown4 25361,41
70Waverly4 25361,41
71Mentor-on-the-Lake7 400111,49
72Springfield Township, Mahoning County6 415101,56
73Wintersville3 66561,64
74Hillsboro6 518111,69
75Uhrichsville5 31791,69
76Chardon5 18391,74
77Mount Orab3 45461,74
78Milford6 880121,74
79Nelsonville5 15891,74
80Groveport5 679101,76
81Shelby8 997161,78
82Woodlawn3 34661,79
83East Palestine4 43581,80
84Toronto4 91991,83
85Martins Ferry6 558121,83
86Yellow Springs3 72771,88
87Wauseon7 428141,88
88Oberlin8 302161,93
89Germantown5 500112,00
90Jackson Township, Montgomery County3 68582,17
91Northwood5 445122,20
92Gallipolis3 55382,25
93Upper Sandusky6 467152,32
94Wellston5 488132,37
95Newton Falls4 481112,45
96Orrville8 461212,48
97Port Clinton5 914152,54
98Lakemore3 08282,60
99Kenton8 198222,68
100Cheviot8 269232,78
101Montpelier3 932112,80
102Napoleon8 188232,81
103Butler Township7 819232,94
104Bellaire4 039122,97
105Greenfield4 544143,08
106North College Hill9 271313,34
107Logan7 039243,41
108New Lexington4 654163,44
109Mount Healthy6 052254,13
110Warren Township5 169244,64
111Moraine6 455416,35
112Lockland3 455246,95
113Mingo Junction3 2024413,74

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Chester Township10 32200,00
2Sagamore Hills10 93400,00
3American Township12 05000,00
4Springboro18 97510,05
5Aurora16 31910,06
6Olmsted Township13 43210,07
7Clearcreek Township16 07020,12
8Perrysburg21 67230,14
9Powell13 54520,15
10Clayton13 22120,15
11Vermilion10 42020,19
12Perrysburg Township13 01330,23
13Bay Village15 23540,26
14Hudson22 28660,27
15Amherst12 16640,33
16Bainbridge Township11 49340,35
17New Albany11 33240,35
18Montgomery10 86740,37
19Fairview Park16 20170,43
20New Philadelphia17 43480,46
21Solon22 830110,48
22Berea18 57390,48
23Poland Township11 85960,51
24Harrison11 83760,51
25Tiffin17 49890,51
26Hamilton Township, Warren County23 791130,55
27New Franklin14 16280,56
28Marysville24 544140,57
29Madison Township, Lake County15 64690,58
30Seven Hills11 62170,60
31Beachwood11 61270,60
32Wadsworth24 058150,62
33Centerville23 744150,63
34Athens24 745160,65
35Mayfield Heights18 519120,65
36Eastlake18 074120,66
37Worthington14 875100,67
38Brimfield Township10 38870,67
39Tallmadge17 583120,68
40Sylvania19 046130,68
41Delhi Township29 811210,70
42Copley Township17 309140,81
43Willoughby23 081190,82
44Shawnee Township12 056100,83
45Monroe16 531140,85
46Bexley13 956120,86
47North Canton17 251150,87
48Troy26 250230,88
49Norwalk16 903150,89
50Twinsburg19 103170,89
51Madison Township, Franklin County19 682180,91
52Fairfield Township22 956210,91
53Pierce Township11 742110,94
54Goshen Township, Clermont County16 300160,98
55Kent29 761301,01
56Maumee13 656141,03
57Lyndhurst13 407141,04
58Dover12 741141,10
59Blue Ash12 307141,14
60Sylvania Township29 754341,14
61Englewood13 478161,19
62Streetsboro16 561201,21
63Loveland13 245161,21
64Howland Township16 420201,22
65East Liverpool10 653131,22
66Wickliffe12 758161,25
67Marietta13 547171,25
68South Euclid21 351271,26
69Alliance21 536281,30
70Defiance16 601221,33
71Urbana11 309151,33
72Pickerington21 590291,34
73Riverside25 148351,39
74University Heights12 852191,48
75Perry Township, Stark County28 121421,49
76Norton12 007181,50
77Bedford12 485191,52
78Ashland20 410331,62
79Mount Vernon16 663271,62
80Struthers10 148181,77
81Ironton10 576191,80
82Reading10 995201,82
83Steubenville17 768331,86
84Salem11 644221,89
85Bellefontaine13 145251,90
86Sidney20 437391,91
87Miamisburg19 913402,01
88Wilmington12 391262,10
89Bucyrus11 712252,13
90Van Wert10 662232,16
91Miami Township, Montgomery County29 188632,16
92Heath10 933242,20
93Oregon19 868452,26
94Springfield Township, Summit County14 555362,47
95London10 320262,52
96Forest Park18 673492,62
97Barberton26 015692,65
98Xenia26 926742,75
99Washington Court House14 150392,76
100Franklin11 675342,91
101Sandusky24 572743,01
102Richmond Heights10 346323,09
103Circleville14 025473,35
104West Carrollton12 886453,49
105Zanesville25 346893,51
106Niles18 222703,84
107Wooster26 6151104,13
108Chillicothe21 6701034,75
109Trotwood24 4351335,44
110East Cleveland17 001975,71
111Whitehall19 1211145,96

30,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1North Olmsted31 42180,25
2Mason33 939100,29
3Upper Arlington35 754120,34
4North Ridgeville34 469130,38
5Strongsville44 814180,40
6Stow34 862150,43
7Brunswick34 977170,49
8Miami Township, Clermont County42 764220,51
9Dublin49 626260,52
10North Royalton30 177170,56
11Green Township59 273370,62
12Hilliard37 578260,69
13Beavercreek47 672330,69
14Grove City42 423410,97
15Union Township, Clermont County48 486480,99
16Cuyahoga Falls49 236501,02
17Kettering54 974561,02
18West Chester Township62 517671,07
19Colerain Township59 479671,13
20Bowling Green31 719371,17
21Lakewood49 802611,22
22Gahanna35 847441,23
23Jackson Township, Stark County40 347521,29
24Mentor47 289631,33
25Springfield Township, Hamilton County36 696501,36
26Parma78 3221121,43
27Delaware40 616601,48
28Westerville40 903741,81
29Reynoldsburg38 578731,