Safest cities in Ohio

How do Butler County cities and townships rank among safest places in the U.S.?

St. Clair Twp. ranked 64th on a recently released list of safest small towns in America.

SafeWise puts out lists every year of the safest places to live in America. The township was among 10 small Ohio towns to make the list of 100 safest places nationally. The company used FBI crime report data and population to create the rankings. Jurisdictions with population below 2,500 and above 15,000 were excluded. Violent and property crimes were considered.

“On top of a completely clean record for violent crime, 97 percent of these towns reported fewer than 50 property crimes,” the report reads. “The city with the highest property crime rate is Baltimore, Ohio, with 5.38 incidents per 1,000 people, compared to 27.11 nationally. And the top five cities each reported just one property crime.”

SafeWise also came out with a list of larger locales. Here is where Butler County cities and townships ranked:

• Oxford — 63

• West Chester Twp. — 79

• Fairfield Twp. — 84

• Monroe — 87

• Ross Twp. — 122

• Fairfield — 131

• Liberty Twp. — 139

• Hamilton — 161

• Middletown — 162

Oxford experienced 0.8 violent crimes and 21.73 property crimes per 1,000 people and Middletown reported 5.1 violent crimes and 60.54 property crimes per 1,000 to the FBI in 2017.

The large jurisdictions rankings can be found on the SafeWise website