Rocky River, OH crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Rocky River's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the city to be one of the safest in the nation among cities and towns of all sizes, although not one of the very lowest in Ohio (13% of the state's communities have a lower crime rate). Overall a very safe city, Rocky River's crime rate is just 3 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Rocky River is one in 330.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Rocky River, and we found that the crime rate in Rocky River is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Rocky River is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Rocky River does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Rocky River.

For Rocky River, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Rocky River than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1978, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Rocky River compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Rocky River is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Rocky River is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Rocky River Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 91% of U.S. Cities

Rocky River Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Rocky River

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,978

in Rocky River

1 in 327

in Ohio


Population: 21,755
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 1 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.05 0.05 0.41


Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19
    Rocky River

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 396

in Rocky River

1 in 55

in Ohio

Rocky River Property CRIMES

Population: 21,755
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4 47 4
Rate per 1,000 0.18 2.16 0.18

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Rocky River Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.9
    Rocky River