The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Cleveland For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Cleveland are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Cleveland.
Safest Neighborhoods In Cleveland

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Cleveland are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Cleveland. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Cleveland neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Cleveland in 2020? That would be Kamm’S Corner. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Cleveland.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Cleveland neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Cleveland that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Cleveland.

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How We Determined The Safest Cleveland Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Cleveland.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 36 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Cleveland.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Kamm’S Corner.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Cleveland. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Cleveland For 2020

Kamm

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 19,117
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,072
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,384
More on Kamm’s Corner: Homes For Sale | Data

Kamm’s Corners is a neighborhood on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. It is roughly bounded by the Rocky River on the west, I-90 and the city of Lakewood to the north, the New York Central Railroad tracks, to the east and Puritas Road to the south.

The violent crime per 100K people in Kamm’s Corner comes in at 1,072 and the property crime per capita is 3,384 for 2020.

Tremont Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,533
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,190
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,758
More on Tremont: Homes For Sale | Data

Tremont is a neighborhood in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tremont is one of the oldest parts of Cleveland, and once held a large German immigrant population. Today the neighborhood is home to many restaurants and art galleries. The district sits just west of the Cuyahoga River and south of the Ohio City neighborhood. Tremont is home to numerous historic churches including Pilgrim Congregational UCC, St. Augustine, St. John Cantius, and St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral.Tremont is bounded by the Cuyahoga River to the North and East, MetroHealth Medical Center to the South and West 25th Street and Columbus Avenue to the West.

The violent crime per 100K people in Tremont comes in at 1,190 and the property crime per capita is 3,758 for 2020.

Ohio City-West Side Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,075
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,358
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,289
More on Ohio City-West Side: Homes For Sale | Data

Ohio City is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio. It is located immediately west of the Cuyahoga River.

The violent crime per 100K people in Ohio City-West Side comes in at 1,358 and the property crime per capita is 4,289 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,632
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,358
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,289
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Downtown comes in at 1,358 and the property crime per capita is 4,289 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,940
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,438
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,540
More on University District: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in University District comes in at 1,438 and the property crime per capita is 4,540 for 2020.

Edgewater Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,397
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,476
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,662
More on Edgewater: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Edgewater comes in at 1,476 and the property crime per capita is 4,662 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,886
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,604
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,064
More on Riverside: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Riverside comes in at 1,604 and the property crime per capita is 5,064 for 2020.

Old Brooklyn Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 33,665
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,731
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,466
More on Old Brooklyn: Homes For Sale | Data

Old Brooklyn is a west side neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, United States, located approximately five miles south of downtown Cleveland. It extends east-to-west from the Cuyahoga River to the city of Brooklyn and north-to-south from the Brookside Park Valley to the city of Parma.

The violent crime per 100K people in Old Brooklyn comes in at 1,731 and the property crime per capita is 5,466 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 10,927
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,826
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,765
More on Buckeye Shaker: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Buckeye Shaker comes in at 1,826 and the property crime per capita is 5,765 for 2020.

Jefferson Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 18,606
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,861
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,877
More on Jefferson: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Jefferson comes in at 1,861 and the property crime per capita is 5,877 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Cleveland

Looking at the data, you can tell that Kamm’S Corner is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Ohio residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Cleveland For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Kamm’s Corner 4,455
2 Tremont 4,948
3 Ohio City-West Side 5,647
4 Downtown 5,647
5 University District 5,978
6 Edgewater 6,138
7 Riverside 6,668
8 Old Brooklyn 7,197
9 Buckeye Shaker 7,591
10 Jefferson 7,739
11 Lee Miles 7,892
12 Detroit Shoreway 7,920
13 Goodrich-Kirkland 7,947
14 North Collinwood 8,012
15 Puritas Longmead 8,149
16 Euclid Green 8,463
17 Brooklyn Center 8,627
18 West Boulevard 8,792
19 Hough 8,823
20 Mt Pleasant 8,844
21 Forest Hills 8,980
22 Corlett 9,051
23 South Collinwood 9,179
24 Cudell 9,218
25 Glenville 9,268
26 South Broadway 9,278
27 Clark Fulton 9,403
28 Saint Claire-Superior 9,421
29 Union Miles Park 9,716
30 Woodland Hills 9,754
31 Fairfax 9,796
32 Stockyards 9,978
33 Kinsmith 10,161
34 North Broadway 10,166
35 Central 10,180
36 Indurstrial Valley 10,356

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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