The 10 Safest Cincinnati, OH Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Cincinnati are the safest places to live.

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Cincinnati are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Cincinnati. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Cincinnati neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Cincinnati in 2022? That would be Central Business District. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Cincinnati.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Cincinnati neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Cincinnati that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Cincinnati.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Cincinnati

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Cincinnati For 2022

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7
/10

Population: 3,996
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 347
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,483
More on Central Business District: Homes For Sale | Data

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/10

Population: 672
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 357
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,483
More on California: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 8,188
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 337
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,483
More on Clifton: Homes For Sale | Data

Clifton Cincinnati, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 300
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 337
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,493
More on Linwood: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 5,949
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 367
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,483
More on Mount Lookout: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 2,226
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 367
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,463
More on Mount Adams: Homes For Sale | Data

Mount Adams Cincinnati, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,214
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 367
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,483
More on Oakley: Homes For Sale | Data

Oakley Cincinnati, OH

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,948
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 367
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,483
More on Hyde Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Hyde Park Cincinnati, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,046
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 367
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,493
More on Columbia-Tusculum: Homes For Sale | Data

Columbia-Tusculum Cincinnati, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,858
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 437
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,812
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East End Cincinnati, OH

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Cincinnati Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Cincinnati.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 45 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Cincinnati." We're lookin' at you, Central Business District.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Cincinnati. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Cincinnati

Looking at the data, you can tell that Central Business District is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Ohio residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Cincinnati For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Central Business District 1,821
2 California 1,821
3 Clifton 1,841
4 Linwood 1,821
5 Mount Lookout 1,821
6 Mount Adams 1,841
7 Oakley 1,851
8 Hyde Park 1,851
9 Columbia-Tusculum 1,841
10 East End 2,218
11 Mount Washington 2,860
12 Pleasant Ridge 3,032
13 Madisonville 3,679
14 Hartwell 4,136
15 Paddock Hills 4,144
16 Mount Auburn 4,107
17 Over-The-Rhine 4,163
18 Northside 4,223
19 North Avondale 4,349
20 Kennedy Heights 4,528
21 Evanston 4,561
22 Walnut Hills 4,596
23 College Hill 5,033
24 Mount Airy 5,070
25 Sayler Park 5,394
26 Westwood 5,580
27 Bond Hill 5,593
28 Winton Place 5,718
29 Riverside 5,779
30 Carthage 5,881
31 West Price Hill 6,069
32 Winton Hills 6,155
33 Corryville 6,346
34 Roselawn 6,361
35 Avondale 6,378
36 Cuf 6,418
37 Camp Washington 6,523
38 Sedamsville 6,560
39 East Price Hill 6,682
40 West End 6,745
41 Lower Price Hill 6,759
42 East Westwood 7,080
43 South Cumminsville 7,161
44 South Fairmount 7,199
45 North Fairmount 7,332

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Cincinnati.

About Chris Kolmar

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