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Safety

in Columbus, Ohio

(Columbus is Located in Franklin County)

Is Columbus, Ohio a safe place to live?

Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 65.3 to Columbus, Ohio (with 100 being the best). This score helps find the safest places to live in America. When determining if Columbus, Ohio is a safe place to live, we analyze factors including air quality, water quality, crime rates, natural disaster frequency, substance abuse rates, cancer instances, and more.

Crime rates in Columbus, Ohio

Crime rates

the highest

Arson crimes

high

Vandalism

the highest

Environmental Hazards

Cancer
instances

the lowest

Substance
abuse

the highest

Natural Disasters

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Earthquakes

in Columbus are unlikely

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Severe Storms

in Columbus are high risk

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Volcanos

in Columbus are unlikely

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Hurracanes

in Columbus are unlikely

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Tornados

in Columbus are possible

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Wildfires

in Columbus are very low

Smoking Laws

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Smoking is Prohibited both in Columbus. Smoking inside of workplaces in Columbus is prohibited. The use of e-cigarettes is not banned. In Columbus, Ohio medical marijuana use, but not recreational, is legal.

Air and Water Quality

Air quality

82% of the time

Water quality

100% of the time

Columbus, Ohio has good air quality 82.0% of the time or 299 days per year. The water quality index calculated by Dwellics team in Columbus is 100 out of 100 (100 being the best) based on the number of acute health-based violations for every water utility in the last 5 years.

Cities Near Columbus, OH

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Dublin, OH

Location data:

Low cancer mortality rate

Religion diversity

Race diversity

Westerville, OH

Location data:

Higher educated people

Religion diversity

Low wildfire risk

New Albany, OH

Location data:

Private school enrollment is low for Middle school level

Fast internet (mobile)

Private school enrollment is low for High school level

Cities Near Columbus, OH

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Dublin, OH

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Pros and Cons of living in ColumbusOhio in reviews from users in their own words:

ProsCons
Friends live here, OSU football, family lives here, decent sized city
seems cliquey and somewhat small, downtown sucks, crime, not much to do besides drink
Affordable housing options
Lack of culture, boring landscape, not walkable, mediocre food and coffee, hot summers, humid
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Pros
Friends live here, OSU football, family lives here, decent sized city
Affordable housing options
Cons
seems cliquey and somewhat small, downtown sucks, crime, not much to do besides drink
Lack of culture, boring landscape, not walkable, mediocre food and coffee, hot summers, humid
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