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The 5 most dangerous neighborhoods in Columbus, OH

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According to the federal report, Ohio's most populous city Columbus ranked 14th in violent crimes per capita. Columbus is a relatively less violent crime-prone city among other states in Ohio.

Unfortunately, in 2021 the city has seen an increase in violent crime rates than in previous years.

Below is a list of the top 5 most dangerous neighborhoods in Ohio's Colombus city, published by AreaVibes, to help you be aware of them.

The rankings are calculated based on the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people for each neighborhood, compared to the Columbus violent crime average. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. The most dangerous areas in Columbus are based on data from the local law enforcement agency and, when not available, also include estimates based on demographic data. - AreaVibes

1. Franklinton

Franklinton has a population of 7,306. The neighborhood has a 60% higher crime rate than the average crime rate of Columbus city.

According to the report, the data present with local law enforcement agencies suggests Franklinton faces 805 violent crimes per 100K people, against the Ohio state's average of 293 violent crimes for the same number of people.

That is a huge 274% higher crime rate when compared to the state's average.

2. Fort Columbus Airport

Fort Columbus Airport comes close second in the highest crime rate in Columbus's neighborhood.

Fort Columbus Airport has a population of 3,184, with 59% more crime than the average crime rate of the city of Columbus.

According to the report, the data present with local law enforcement agencies suggests this neighborhood faces 800 violent crimes per 100K people, a 273% higher crime rate than Ohio's average violent crime rate.

3. Olentangy River Road

The third highest crime rates in Columbus's neighborhood are in Olentangy River Road.

Olentangy River Road neighborhood has a population of 3,967. The area has 58% more crime than the average crime rate of Columbus city.

According to the report, the data present with local law enforcement agencies suggests Olentangy River Road faces 797 violent crimes per 100K people, a 272% higher crime rate than Ohio's state average.

4. South Linden

South Linden comes in the fourth position for the highest crime rates in Columbus's neighborhood.

With a population of 8,700, the area has 56% more crime than the average crime rate of the city of Columbus.

According to the report, the data present with local law enforcement agencies suggests South Linden faces 786 violent crimes per 100K people, a 268% higher crime rate than the Ohio state's average.

5. Weinland Park

The fifth highest crime rates in Columbus's neighborhood are in Weinland Park.

Weinland Park has a total population of 5,611. The area has a 49% higher crime rate than the average crime rate of Ohio.

According to the report, the data present with local law enforcement agencies suggests that Weinland Park faces 748 violent crimes per 100K people, a 255% higher crime rate than Ohio's average.

The list of remaining five out of the top 10 most dangerous neighborhood in Columbus

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6. Near Southside (251% more crime than Ohio's average)

7. Milo Grogan (251% more crime than Ohio's average)

8. North Central (248% more crime than Ohio's average)

9. Southwest (240% more crime than Ohio's average)

10. University (240% more crime than Ohio's average)

A helpful resource for crime prevention

The Columbus police department has listed down several helpful tips on their website about crime prevention. You can check out their site to learn more about steps that you can take to prevent crimes.

I hope this list is of help for you to pick a secure neighborhood in Columbus and stay safe.

What is your view on this list? Is it a surprise that any of these areas made it to the most dangerous neighborhood list?

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