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Parma named one of America's top 100 safest cities


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PARMA, Ohio - The City of Parma has been named one of the Top 100 Safest Cities in America by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, an organization comprised of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industries.

Parma is listed as the 64th safest city; accompanying statistics report that Parma has 99 violent crimes per 100,000 people and 1,289 property crimes per 100,000. Parma is the only city from Ohio to make the list. The list, which is viewable here, was compiled using the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with internal research from the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

“This is great recognition for our city and is directly attributable to the men and women who serve on our Safety Forces,” Mayor Tim DeGeeter said. “We have excellent leadership in Police Chief Joe Bobak and Fire Chief Mike Lasky and from Safety Director Tom Weinreich. People want to live in a city they know is safe, and we are working hard to provide that safety and security here in Parma.”  

The Mayor also acknowledged the role of residents in helping to maintain a safe city.

“We have residents who are good neighbors, who keep an eye on their streets and neighborhoods and also look out for each other,” he said. “This is the fabric of our city. Our Police Department is often assisted by good neighbors who call when they see something suspicious. This kind of respect for neighborhoods – and for law enforcement – helps us achieve honors such as this.”