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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Columbus 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 Columbus. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Columbus 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 Columbus in 2021? That would be Upper Arlington. 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 Columbus.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Columbus neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Columbus that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Columbus.
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How We Determined The Safest Columbus Hoods In 2021
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 Columbus.
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 39 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 Columbus." We're lookin' at you, Upper Arlington.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Columbus. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.
The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Columbus For 2021
Summing Up The Safest Places In Columbus
Looking at the data, you can tell that Upper Arlington 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 Columbus For 2021
|Rank||Neighborhood||Crime Per 100K|
|11||Rocky-Fork Blacklick Accord||1,564|
|14||West Columbus Interim||2,995|
|15||Mckinley Avenue Corridor||3,240|
|17||South Central Accord||4,092|
|22||South Alum Creek||4,744|
|37||Olentangy River Road||6,037|
|39||Fort Columbus Airport||6,074|