Compared to the other cities in Ohio and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Canton, OH? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Canton, OH has been ranked safer than 1% of other cities in the state of Ohio. In addition, Canton, OH is safer than 3% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Ohio and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Canton, OH. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Canton, OH is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.