The 10 Safest Akron, OH Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

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

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Akron 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 Akron. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Akron 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 Akron in 2022? That would be Northwest Akron. 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 Akron.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Akron

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Akron For 2022

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Population: 10,910
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 374
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,422
More on Northwest Akron: Homes For Sale | Data

Northwest Akron Akron, OH

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Population: 2,875
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 374
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,392
More on Fairlawn Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,748
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 374
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,432
More on Merriman Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,239
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 419
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,712
More on Wallhaven: Homes For Sale | Data

Wallhaven Akron, OH

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Population: 10,828
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 758
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,989
More on Highland Square: Homes For Sale | Data

Highland Square Akron, OH

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Population: 17,085
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 792
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,121
More on Ellet: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 14,566
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 929
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,584
More on Firestone Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Firestone Park Akron, OH

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Population: 15,512
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 929
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,624
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Population: 6,690
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,004
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,816
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Population: 19,778
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,007
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,827
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Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Akron Hoods In 2022

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 Akron.

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 21 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 Akron." We're lookin' at you, Northwest Akron.

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

Summary: The Safest Places In Akron

Looking at the data, you can tell that Northwest Akron 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 Akron For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Northwest Akron 1,766
2 Fairlawn Heights 1,786
3 Merriman Valley 1,766
4 Wallhaven 2,121
5 Highland Square 3,767
6 Ellet 3,922
7 Firestone Park 4,492
8 West Akron 4,573
9 Chapel Hill 4,780
10 Goodyear Heights 4,804
11 Rolling Acres 4,980
12 Kenmore 5,366
13 Elizabeth Park Valley 5,514
14 North Hill 5,616
15 South Akron 5,740
16 East Akron 5,742
17 Summit Lake 5,860
18 Lane-Wooster 5,901
19 Downtown 6,044
20 Middlebury 6,374
21 University Of Ohio Akron 6,942

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Akron.

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.

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