See How Falls Compares with Stow in Safety

Cleveland Magazine released its annual "Rating the Suburbs" issue recently. See how Falls compares to Stow in the crime category.

Cuyahoga Falls received a slightly better rating than Stow by Cleveland Magazine as far as crime goes — but neither ranked highly for safety out of 77 cities considered in the report.

The magazine recently released its "Rating the Suburbs" issue.


Here's a run down of Stow's numbers: (Stow was ranked 65 out of 77 in safety, according to the magazine.)

  • Murder: 0
  • Rape: 17
  • : 12
  • : 166
  • : 99
  • : 555
  • : 11
  • : 11

*Links attached to the above are examples of each category listed. 

Stow's population last year was about 34,800. Cleveland Magazine reports there are about 5.60 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 19.4 non-violent crimes per every 1,000 people. 

There were 38 full-time, no part-time and 24 auxiliary officers with the when this information was considered.

Read more about . (The city topped two lists for home-related categories.)

Cuyahoga Falls

Here's the run down of Cuyahoga Falls' numbers: (Falls was ranked 61 out of 77 for safety, according to Cleveland Magazine.)

  • Murder: 0
  • : 11
  • : 16
  • : 367
  • : 272
  • : 906
  • : 57
  • : 4

Last year, Falls' population was about 49,600. Cleveland Magazine reports there are about 7.94 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 24.95 non-violent crimes per every 1,000 people. 

The had 70 full-time, no part-time and 19 auxiliary officers when these reports were compiled. 

Peter June 08, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Too bad we are not getting the real numbers from the City of Cuyahoga Falls. Please do not look behind the curtain....
John Osbourne June 09, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Patrick, I sense your sarcasm. But, your statement may very well be correct. It seems the city already has a tough enough time with road repairs. However, in tough financial times, it seems they focus more on handing out tickets, not less.
danielle waskowski June 10, 2012 at 01:03 PM
while i have seen some crazy moves that the police department has done as of lately, over all i think they do a pretty good job. you have to remember, a lot of stows police have retired or moved on as of recently, and we are in a transition if you will of new, young officers ... i personally am more scared to drive through silver lake still than stow though ticket wise LOL
John Osbourne June 10, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Boston Heights takes the cake in this area though. They swarm over Rt. 8 like a pack of wolves.
Troy McClure June 10, 2012 at 05:21 PM
"many of which were likely bogus." Once again, another statement pulled from a bodily crevice that you can't back-up. Quick! Look behind you! Most people who get pulled over believe it's bogus. "But, I was only going 10 over the limit, officer". What's bogus about that infraction? "Oh, come on, officer. I slowed down at the stop sign and no one was coming." What's bogus about that infraction? There's always been a dependency on traffic tickets as income. This is nothing new. Because it IS income because people commit traffic infractions. People who make the ignorant statement you did shows how one is clueless about the purpose of the police department. The police's job, essentially, is not to prevent crime. And I would love to see your substantiated data that police do not focus on "real crime." You can have 50 more officers, and guess what? Crime would still occur. I certainly do not have a problem with a city focusing on traffic infractions as income. Especially with a highway running through Stow & the Falls. There's money to be made from people who think they have a God-given right to weave in-and-out of traffic, tailgate and drive like a bat out of hell. I wish Ohio had a law regarding the high-speed lane. I'd be all for Stow having an officer dedicated just to nailing those inconsiderate fools.


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