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


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

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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 2022? 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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Safest Neighborhoods In Columbus

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Columbus For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 43,520
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 212
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,232
More on Upper Arlington: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,989
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 222
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,232
More on Victorican Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Victorican Village Columbus, OH

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 30,675
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 222
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,232
More on Clintonville: Homes For Sale | Data

Clintonville Columbus, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 13,485
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 212
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,232
More on Bexley: Homes For Sale | Data

Bexley Columbus, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,760
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 212
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,242
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,347
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 212
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,272
More on Harrison West: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,967
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 232
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,232
More on Brewery: Homes For Sale | Data

Brewery Columbus, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,937
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 232
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,272
More on Italian Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 14,074
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 232
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,262
More on Worthington: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,487
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 232
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,252
More on Southside: Homes For Sale | Data

Southside Columbus, OH

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Columbus 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 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.

Summary: 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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Upper Arlington 1,454
2 Victorican Village 1,464
3 Clintonville 1,474
4 Bexley 1,494
5 Downtown 1,494
6 Harrison West 1,474
7 Brewery 1,494
8 Italian Village 1,464
9 Worthington 1,474
10 Southside 1,484
11 Rocky-Fork Blacklick Accord 1,473
12 Far North 1,982
13 Northwest 2,369
14 West Columbus Interim 2,867
15 Mckinley Avenue Corridor 3,134
16 Northland 3,736
17 South Central Accord 3,947
18 Southeast 4,061
19 Brice-Tussing 4,186
20 Westland 4,217
21 Near East 4,580
22 South Alum Creek 4,597
23 North Linden 4,797
24 Whitehall 4,849
25 Northeast 4,952
26 South Side 4,984
27 Tri-South 4,966
28 Far South 4,981
29 Greater Hilltop 5,118
30 University 5,184
31 Southwest 5,192
32 North Central 5,339
33 Milo Grogan 5,400
34 Near Southside 5,402
35 Weinland Park 5,469
36 South Linden 5,773
37 Olentangy River Road 5,839
38 Fort Columbus Airport 5,865
39 Franklinton 5,878

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

About Chris Kolmar

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