North Canton numbered 25 in the list of 50 safest cities compiled in the SafeWise Report this week.
"This suburb of Canton is a quiet, family community and home to the private Walsh University, a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference," the blog states.
"Its focus on primary education is reflected in its Excellent rating from the Ohio Department of Education.
"As testament to this focus, the city was recently awarded a multi-million dollar grant bestowed by the Governor John Kasich Straight A Fund. The North Canton School District performs at very high levels in every area of focus despite not always having the technology and facilities."
To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime
data from 2011, population, and other ranking factors, such as unique safety
initiatives and security programs implemented within the past few years. From
the hundreds of cities in Ohio, we narrowed the list down to 50 and assigned
rankings according to how the city met our criteria.
“When neighbors know each other, they look out for each other,” SafeWise security analyst John Roskelley said. “Ohio's safest cities are brimming with civically minded residents who clearly take pride in where they live."
See the full list here.