We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Dayton 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 Dayton. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Dayton 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 Dayton in 2020? That would be Mcpherson. 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 Dayton.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Dayton neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Dayton that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Dayton.
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How We Determined The Safest Dayton Hoods In 2020
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 Dayton.
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 64 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 Dayton.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Mcpherson.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Dayton. 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 Dayton For 2020
The violent crime per 100K people in Mcpherson comes in at 352 and the property crime per capita is 1,736 for 2020.
Pleasant Hill was originally called Newton, and under the latter name was platted in 1843. A post office called Pleasant Hill has been in operation since 1839, although the post office was originally located about one mile away from its present location. The village was incorporated in 1866.
The violent crime per 100K people in Pheasant Hill comes in at 352 and the property crime per capita is 1,736 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Oregon comes in at 506 and the property crime per capita is 2,498 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Downtown comes in at 515 and the property crime per capita is 2,544 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Webster Station comes in at 515 and the property crime per capita is 2,544 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Patterson Park comes in at 518 and the property crime per capita is 2,557 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Gateway comes in at 636 and the property crime per capita is 3,140 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Forest Ridge-Quail Hollow comes in at 663 and the property crime per capita is 3,275 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Grafton Hill comes in at 706 and the property crime per capita is 3,486 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Princeton Heights comes in at 763 and the property crime per capita is 3,765 for 2020.
Summing Up The Safest Places In Dayton
Looking at the data, you can tell that Mcpherson 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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