There are a lot of great places to live in Ohio, maybe that’s why this Midwestern state is the seventh largest in the U.S. (based on population).
According to U.S. crime rates per 100,000 inhabitants, there was an estimated rate of 367.9 violent crimes as of 2013.
Ohio on its own averages about 285 violent crimes and 2,799 for property damage per 100,000 residents.
Background Checks.com compiled a list of the safest 50 cities to live in, in Ohio based on FBI violent crime state and research data from BackgroundChecks.com. You can see the full list here.
Here is a list of 10 cities in the Dayton region that made the 50 safe cities in Ohio list:
#2 Clear Creek – Warren County
Being number two on a list of safest cities is kind of a big deal. There are about 20,900 people currently living in this township located between Dayton and Cincinnati. The violent crime has a rate of 7 and the chance of property crime is around .07%.
#10 Loveland- Warren county
Along with being in Warren County, this city also falls into the Hamilton and Clermont counties. Loveland has a violent crime rate of 16.6 and property crime at just 1%. There are around 12,000 residents in this city.
#14 Franklin- Warren
Franklin is not only a safe place to live but it’s also scenic. The Great Miami Rivers flows through the center of the city. There’s a violent crime rate of 21.2 and the odds of having to deal with property crimes is just .05% for this city of 11,700 residents.
#17 Springboro- Warren
There are parts of Springboro that fall into Montgomery County and it is part of the Miami Valley. Money Magazine named this city as a best place to live and Business Insider ranked it as one of the best suburbs in America. Violent crime rates are at 28.4 and property crime is 1% for this city of 17,400.
#28 Mason- Warren
Money Magazine also recognized for another city in Ohio, naming Mason the best places to live. There are around 30,700 people currently living in this city. There’s a violent crime rate of 35.4 and the chances of being hit by property crime at 1.9%
#40 Beavercreek –Greene
This is the largest city in Green County with a population of 45,100. The violent crime rate is 54.9 and the chances of property damage is 2.3%, Beavercreek is a safe place to live and raise a family.
#41 Troy- Miami
Troy is known for its annual Strawberry festival and historical properties. This is the largest city in the Miami County with 25,000 people calling it home. The violent crime rate in this city is 55.7 and chances of property crime is 3.4%.
#42 Hamilton- Warren
Hamilton is a township and currently has 9,600 residents. This may be the smallest population mentioned on this list but is considered the fastest growing area in the county. Cincy Magazine constantly raves about this city due to school, home values, and low crime. Violent crime is at 51.7 and property crime is 1.1%.
#48 Wilmington- Clinton
Wilmington is home to 12,500 people and Time Magazine once said this city was among small towns that are attractive to suburban families. The violent crime here in Wilmington is 64.1 while the chances for property crime is 5.5%.
#50 Englewood- Montgomery
Englewood is the last local city on the list of 50 which is still pretty good considering all of the cities in Ohio. This city is considered a suburb of Dayton and has a population of about 13,400. The violent crime rate here is at 66.5 and the chance of property crime at 2.8%.
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