Rocky River- One of America's Safest Cities
One of local government's key responsibilities is ensuring public safety. Compared to most cities, Rocky River has a very low crime rate.
Based on FBI crime statistics, Rocky River's 2020 crime rate was only about 331 per 100,000 residents, compared to about 2,400 per 100,000 for Ohio.
It ranks best among all West Shore communities and about 3rd in Greater Cleveland. Neighborhood Scout's crime index rates the city better than 91% of US cities.
Rocky River Crime Report
City of Rocky River 2019 Revenue & Expenses
Rocky River's total revenue and expenditures in 2019 were over $35 million or $1,700 per resident.
The largest sources of revenue were income taxes ($16.3 million/47%/$810 per capita) and property taxes ($8.3 million/24%/$411 per capita).
The largest current expenditures were for security ($10.2 million/29%/$507 per capita) and general government $5.8 million/16%/$286 per capita). Capital outlays for 2019 were $8.0 million (23%), reflecting investment in a new police station.
Revenue & Exp- 2019
What Services Does Rocky River City Government Offer?
Rocky River's 2019 audit report provides an overview of many of the city's operating indicators for its services. Over a five-year period (2015-2019), the city provided the following in an average year:
Police department responded to 617 motor vehicle accidents.
Fire department had 27 building fire calls and 2400 emergency medical calls.
Municipal courts handled nearly 12,000 criminal and traffic cases.
Refuse department collection nearly 10,000 tons of garbage.
Explore with a Data Viz: City Revenues & Expenditures for Cuyahoga & Lorain Counties
The data visualization is a comparative analysis of 2018 city revenues and expenditures for 46 cities in Cuyahoga and Lorain counites based on city audit data compiled in the Hinkel reports by the Ohio Auditor.