One of Ohio’s safest cities is in northern Montgomery County

The City of Clayton is among Ohio’s safest cities, according to a national group’s new report. CONTRIBUTED.

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The City of Clayton is among Ohio’s safest cities, according to a national group’s new report. CONTRIBUTED.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has ranked Clayton one of the safest cities in Ohio for 2018.

Clayton is ranked 24th of 166 Ohio cities. Dayton is at 160.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security identifies the safest cities by viewing the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Reports with the groups own own population data and internal research, according to the group’s website.

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They eliminate any cities that fail to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and remove the cities with population fewer than 10,000 residents.

The remaining cities were ranked based on reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle left) per 1,000 residents.

Clayton’s population is about 13,129 with the number of violent crimes being six and property crimes at 135, the report said.

The full list of the 166 safest cities in Ohio is found on the National Council for Home Safety and Security's website.

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