How safe are Richland County cities as compared to the rest of Ohio?
SafeWise recently released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. The news was fairly good for the Buckeye State, but locally the picture was less optimistic.
The good news is that Ohio comes in under the national violent crime rate, but the state is slightly higher when it comes to property crime. Ohio had a reported 3.60 violent crimes per 1,000 people, compared to 4.49 across the country. Its property crime rate of 29.63, however, exceeds the national rate of 27.11.
Ohio’s safest cities did even better than the state overall—with each one reporting fewer than 0.35 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people. Plus, each of the top three cities had zero violent crimes. In regard to property crime, 70% of the selected cities experienced fewer than 10 incidents per 1,000 people.
Other statewide findings:
Cities in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties had mixed results:
CITY – RANK AMONG SAFEST CITIES IN OHIO – VIOLENT CRIME PER 1,000 POPULATION – PROPERTY CRIME PER 1,000 POPULATION
NOTE: For some reason, Ontario was not included in the listings.