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Safest Places to Live in Ohio 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

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.

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

The rate of violent crime in Ohio decreased by 3.0% from 2016 to 2017, or 3.3% per 100,000 residents.

All in all, Ohio is a very safe state and you will be able to conclude this by comparing crime score 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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 5,000.

100 Safest Places in Ohio 2020

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Russell Township521600,00
2Waterville549000,00
3Kirtland681900,00
4Olmsted Falls891200,00
5Sagamore Hills1095600,00
6Hudson2224210,04
7Broadview Heights1923620,10
8Tiffin1749220,11
9Huron689310,15
10Cortland675910,15
11Rocky River2025330,15
12Olmsted Township1342520,15
13American Township1209420,17
14Poland Township1188820,17
15Montville Township1183120,17
16Indian Hill588310,17
17Harrison1151320,17
18Mason3358360,18
19New Albany1119220,18
20Ada555610,18
21Munroe Falls506410,20
22Bath Township, Summit County968920,21
23Springboro1878940,21
24Macedonia1205630,25
25Clearcreek Township1576540,25
26Seven Hills1166230,26
27North Ridgeville3402590,26
28Strongsville44819120,27
29Mayfield Heights1864850,27
30Upper Arlington35572100,28
31New Franklin1415740,28
32Beaver Township643720,31
33Grafton595320,34
34Centerville2375780,34
35Deer Park567120,35
36Germantown549920,36
37Grandview Heights797730,38
38Clayton1320950,38
39Vermilion1043640,38
40Brunswick Hills Township1041840,38
41Eastlake1811170,39
42Loveland1287650,39
43New Philadelphia1744570,40
44North Olmsted31653130,41
45Canfield722030,42
46Perrysburg2158590,42
47Solon22948100,44
48Powell1345560,45
49Ross Township887940,45
50Wyoming855440,47
51Hamilton Township, Warren County23330110,47
52Jackson623130,48
53Brimfield Township1033050,48
54North Royalton30324150,49
55Ontario605630,50
56Hinckley Township802940,50
57Tipp City999550,50
58Berea18838100,53
59Bazetta Township556530,54
60Uhrichsville534330,56
61Chardon517430,58
62Dublin48570290,60
63Howland Township16449100,61
64Streetsboro16411100,61
65Perrysburg Township1293580,62
66Springfield Township, Mahoning County644840,62
67Aurora16047100,62
68Brunswick34954220,63
69Twinsburg18983120,63
70Pepper Pike630940,63
71Clyde618240,65
72Montgomery1080770,65
73Sheffield Lake895460,67
74Goshen Township, Clermont County16177110,68
75Granville578740,69
76Madison Township, Lake County15626110,70
77Wickliffe1273490,71
78Lawrence Township827360,73
79Union Township, Clermont County48187350,73
80Brecksville13652100,73
81Canal Fulton545040,73
82St. Marys812760,74
83Carlisle539340,74
84Stow34762260,75
85Bowling Green32017240,75
86Medina Township900470,78
87Belpre640250,78
88Johnstown505440,79
89Miami Township, Clermont County42493340,80
90Columbiana621850,80
91Wapakoneta977180,82
92Bellbrook725660,83
93Norwalk16800140,83
94Fairfield Township22789190,83
95Beavercreek47203400,85
96Pierce Township11669100,86
97Dover12752110,86
98Mentor47118410,87
99Gahanna35596310,87
100Amherst12100110,91

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Crime Score in All Cities in Ohio 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of cities in Ohio.

It is obvious that 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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Waite Hill45700,00
2Kirtland Hills64100,00
3Danville100300,00
4Fayette124600,00
5Oak Hill151200,00
6Mechanicsburg158900,00
7Commercial Point163600,00
8Lithopolis165100,00
9Fairfax170900,00
10Bellville186700,00
11South Bloomfield199800,00
12Newtown266400,00
13Covington266600,00
14Sabina254610,39
15Fredericktown249810,40
16Poland Village243210,41
17Gates Mills223410,45
18Oxford Township221010,45
19Windham219910,45
20Somerset145910,69
21Evendale286320,70
22Pioneer139910,71
23Dennison260720,77
24Salineville122810,81
25Milton Township244620,82
26Garrettsville231520,86
27Jamestown209820,95
28McArthur164621,22
29Middleport243531,23
30Utica222031,35
31Lisbon265341,51
32Glouster180631,66
33McConnelsville177531,69
34Bridgeport175631,71
35Batavia167431,79
36Loudonville262151,91
37Navarre189342,11
38Coitsville Township133132,25
39Village of Leesburg130132,31
40Owensville82122,44
41Jackson Township, Mahoning County202652,47
42Williamsburg256472,73
43Bethel2796103,58
44New Richmond2683103,73
45New Boston2103104,76
46Holland164584,86
47Geneva-on-the-Lake120286,66

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1South Russell378100,00
2Amberley Village378300,00
3Barnesville406400,00
4Perry Township, Columbiana County432400,00
5Ottawa Hills447200,00
6Russell Township521600,00
7Waterville549000,00
8Kirtland681900,00
9Olmsted Falls891200,00
10Huron689310,15
11Cortland675910,15
12Indian Hill588310,17
13Ada555610,18
14Munroe Falls506410,20
15Bath Township, Summit County968920,21
16Lexington466610,21
17Reminderville438110,23
18Ottawa434610,23
19Clay Township, Montgomery County423810,24
20Swanton390010,26
21Perry Township, Franklin County377310,27
22Wintersville370010,27
23Greenhills359510,28
24Carey356410,28
25Lordstown325210,31
26Beaver Township643720,31
27Hartville303610,33
28Grafton595320,34
29Deer Park567120,35
30Germantown549920,36
31Grandview Heights797730,38
32Amelia499420,40
33Canfield722030,42
34Ross Township887940,45
35Wyoming855440,47
36Ashville416220,48
37Jackson623130,48
38Ontario605630,50
39Hinckley Township802940,50
40Tipp City999550,50
41Bazetta Township556530,54
42Uhrichsville534330,56
43Chardon517430,58
44Springfield Township, Mahoning County644840,62
45Pepper Pike630940,63
46Clyde618240,65
47Lakemore307420,65
48Sheffield Lake895460,67
49West Jefferson437530,69
50Granville578740,69
51Archbold430230,70
52Blanchester424630,71
53Lawrence Township827360,73
54Canal Fulton545040,73
55St. Marys812760,74
56Carlisle539340,74
57Chagrin Falls397330,76
58Medina Township900470,78
59Belpre640250,78
60Johnstown505440,79
61Columbiana621850,80
62Wapakoneta977180,82
63Bellbrook725660,83
64Whitehouse482340,83
65Mariemont343830,87
66Crestline439640,91
67Sebring421740,95
68Louisville934790,96
69Bluffton411740,97
70Milford691471,01
71Campbell784481,02
72Upper Sandusky649771,08
73Jackson Township, Montgomery County367441,09
74Waverly429551,16
75Sugarcreek Township8412101,19
76Mentor-on-the-Lake739991,22
77Wauseon734591,23
78Toronto477661,26
79West Union314141,27
80Willard602281,33
81Northfield366851,36
82Georgetown428261,40
83Shelby8984131,45
84New Lebanon398361,51
85Nelsonville527881,52
86Yellow Springs376861,59
87Goshen Township, Mahoning County311051,61
88Independence7135121,68
89Napoleon8236141,70
90Galion9957171,71
91Coldwater451581,77
92Uniontown334961,79
93Orrville8472161,89
94Bellaire408381,96
95Wellston5506112,00
96Butler Township7802162,05
97Oberlin8262172,06
98Woodlawn329872,12
99Port Clinton5899132,20
100Northwood5421122,21
101Martins Ferry6624152,26
102Montpelier393492,29
103Mount Orab348582,30
104Hillsboro6499152,31
105Greenfield4543132,86
106New Lexington4697142,98
107Girard9304283,01
108Lockland3462113,18
109Newton Falls4516153,32
110Kenton8114293,57
111Logan7059283,97
112Warren Township5110214,11
113Groveport5656254,42
114Gallipolis3402185,29
115Mingo Junction32365918,23

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Sagamore Hills1095600,00
2Hudson2224210,04
3Broadview Heights1923620,10
4Tiffin1749220,11
5Rocky River2025330,15
6Olmsted Township1342520,15
7American Township1209420,17
8Poland Township1188820,17
9Montville Township1183120,17
10Harrison1151320,17
11New Albany1119220,18
12Springboro1878940,21
13Macedonia1205630,25
14Clearcreek Township1576540,25
15Seven Hills1166230,26
16Mayfield Heights1864850,27
17New Franklin1415740,28
18Centerville2375780,34
19Clayton1320950,38
20Vermilion1043640,38
21Brunswick Hills Township1041840,38
22Eastlake1811170,39
23Loveland1287650,39
24New Philadelphia1744570,40
25Perrysburg2158590,42
26Solon22948100,44
27Powell1345560,45
28Hamilton Township, Warren County23330110,47
29Brimfield Township1033050,48
30Berea18838100,53
31Howland Township16449100,61
32Streetsboro16411100,61
33Perrysburg Township1293580,62
34Aurora16047100,62
35Twinsburg18983120,63
36Montgomery1080770,65
37Goshen Township, Clermont County16177110,68
38Madison Township, Lake County15626110,70
39Wickliffe1273490,71
40Brecksville13652100,73
41Norwalk16800140,83
42Fairfield Township22789190,83
43Pierce Township11669100,86
44Dover12752110,86
45Amherst12100110,91
46Bellefontaine13137120,91
47Norton12003110,92
48Monroe16310150,92
49Bexley13893130,94
50Beachwood11681110,94
51Ashland20446200,98
52Fairview Park16248160,98
53Madison Township, Franklin County19241190,99
54Shawnee Township12061120,99
55Riverside25083251,00
56Oxford23038231,00
57Medina26128271,03
58Lyndhurst13519141,04
59Englewood13474141,04
60Struthers10193111,08
61Wadsworth23744261,10
62North Canton17265191,10
63Tallmadge17550201,14
64Blue Ash12227141,15
65Mount Vernon16607201,20
66Athens25356311,22
67Troy25960331,27
68Willoughby22949301,31
69Maumee13720181,31
70Pickerington20716281,35
71Wilmington12386171,37
72South Euclid21539311,44
73Defiance16620251,50
74Conneaut12616191,51
75Miami Township, Montgomery County29065451,55
76Oregon19922311,56
77University Heights12981211,62
78Washington Court House14210231,62
79Sylvania Township29574491,66
80Marietta13618251,84
81Salem11710221,88
82Bedford Heights10574201,89
83Urbana11337221,94
84London10175201,97
85Alliance21723431,98
86Lebanon20696411,98
87Vandalia15023312,06
88Piqua21056452,14
89Bedford12587272,15
90Liberty Township11456252,18
91Heath10774252,32
92Niles18370432,34
93Ironton10666252,34
94Miamisburg19954492,46
95Bucyrus11741302,56
96Sidney20537542,63
97Xenia26691712,66
98Norwood19976552,75
99West Carrollton12893362,79
100Van Wert10631302,82
101Sandusky24700712,87
102Steubenville17913553,07
103Circleville13993433,07
104Springfield Township, Summit County14572463,16
105Wooster26688873,26
106Richmond Heights10414373,55
107Barberton26060943,61
108Greenville12707483,78
109Zanesville253711204,73
110Chillicothe214411044,85
111Portsmouth204731185,76
112Whitehall190241196,26
113East Cleveland171271126,54
114Trotwood243801656,77

30,000 – 100,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Mason3358360,18
2North Ridgeville3402590,26
3Strongsville44819120,27
4Upper Arlington35572100,28
5North Olmsted31653130,41
6North Royalton30324150,49
7Dublin48570290,60
8Brunswick34954220,63
9Union Township, Clermont County48187350,73
10Stow34762260,75
11Bowling Green32017240,75
12Miami Township, Clermont County42493340,80
13Beavercreek47203400,85
14Mentor47118410,87
15Gahanna35596310,87
16Hilliard37184350,94
17Kettering55038540,98
18Grove City41833431,03
19West Chester Township62063641,03
20Westerville40225461,14
21Lakewood50078581,16
22Cuyahoga Falls49201571,16
23Kent30065361,20
24Austintown35029421,20
25Huber Heights37969571,50
26Parma789681241,57
27Delaware39944641,60
28Fairfield42568841,97
29Jackson Township, Stark County40416842,08
30Cleveland Heights44413932,09
31Findlay41351902,18
32Reynoldsburg38126882,31
33Massillon32361752,32
34Marion358851012,81
35Lancaster404981162,86
36Newark496871523,06
37Fairborn336041063,15
38Hamilton620593155,08
39Mansfield459412375,16
40Springfield590163365,69
41Euclid470482916,19
42Warren392802456,24
43Lima369482406,50
44Youngstown642824286,66
45Canton7060584511,97

Over 100,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Columbus89257644164,95
2Cincinnati30195225358,40
3Toledo27502323338,48
4Akron19769017048,62
5Dayton14009412919,22
6Cleveland384666557614,50

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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