The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Dayton For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Dayton are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Dayton.
Safest Neighborhoods In Dayton

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Dayton are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Dayton. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Dayton neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Dayton in 2020? That would be Mcpherson. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Dayton.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Dayton neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Dayton that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Dayton.

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How We Determined The Safest Dayton Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Dayton.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 64 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Dayton.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Mcpherson.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Dayton. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Dayton For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 399
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 352
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,736
More on Mcpherson: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Mcpherson comes in at 352 and the property crime per capita is 1,736 for 2020.

Pheasant Hill Dayton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,604
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 352
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,736
More on Pheasant Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Pleasant Hill was originally called Newton, and under the latter name was platted in 1843. A post office called Pleasant Hill has been in operation since 1839, although the post office was originally located about one mile away from its present location. The village was incorporated in 1866.

The violent crime per 100K people in Pheasant Hill comes in at 352 and the property crime per capita is 1,736 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,302
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 506
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,498
More on Oregon: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Oregon comes in at 506 and the property crime per capita is 2,498 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,658
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 515
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,544
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Downtown comes in at 515 and the property crime per capita is 2,544 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 717
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 515
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,544
More on Webster Station: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Webster Station comes in at 515 and the property crime per capita is 2,544 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,469
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 518
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,557
More on Patterson Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Patterson Park comes in at 518 and the property crime per capita is 2,557 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,418
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 636
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,140
More on Gateway: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Gateway comes in at 636 and the property crime per capita is 3,140 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,423
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 663
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,275
More on Forest Ridge-Quail Hollow: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Forest Ridge-Quail Hollow comes in at 663 and the property crime per capita is 3,275 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,404
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 706
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,486
More on Grafton Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Grafton Hill comes in at 706 and the property crime per capita is 3,486 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 636
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 763
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,765
More on Princeton Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Princeton Heights comes in at 763 and the property crime per capita is 3,765 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Dayton

Looking at the data, you can tell that Mcpherson is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Ohio residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Dayton For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Mcpherson 2,087
2 Pheasant Hill 2,087
3 Oregon 3,004
4 Downtown 3,059
5 Webster Station 3,059
6 Patterson Park 3,075
7 Gateway 3,776
8 Forest Ridge-Quail Hollow 3,938
9 Grafton Hill 4,193
10 Princeton Heights 4,528
11 Shroyer Park 4,681
12 South Park 4,866
13 Northern Hills 4,884
14 Dayton View Triangle 5,041
15 Eastmont 5,187
16 University Row 5,209
17 Hearthstone 5,306
18 Deweese 5,352
19 Kittyhawk 5,434
20 Belmont 5,537
21 Northridge Estates 5,739
22 Fairlane 6,084
23 College Hill 6,208
24 Madden Hills 6,245
25 Historic Inner East 6,282
26 Linden Heights 6,340
27 Walnut Hills 6,420
28 Germantown Meadows 6,437
29 Eastern Hills 6,476
30 Five Points 6,486
31 Wolf Creek 6,486
32 Hillcrest 6,496
33 Cornell Heights 6,563
34 Midtown 6,692
35 Springfield 6,693
36 Fairview 6,698
37 Mount Vernon 6,715
38 Old Dayton View 6,739
39 University Park 6,799
40 Little Richmond 6,843
41 Five Oaks 6,859
42 Carillon 6,983
43 Philadelphia Woods 7,063
44 Wright View 7,180
45 Miami Chapel 7,276
46 Residence Park 7,279
47 Old North Dayton 7,303
48 Santa Clara 7,382
49 Edgemont 7,433
50 North Riverdale 7,535
51 Burkhardt 7,576
52 Wesleyan Hill 7,594
53 West Wood 7,728
54 Pineview 7,802
55 Southern Dayton View 7,857
56 Riverdale 7,872
57 Twin Towers 7,938
58 Stoney Ridge 7,947
59 Highview Hills 7,947
60 Arlington Heights 8,067
61 Greenwich Village 8,093
62 Roosevelt 8,350
63 Lakeview 8,350
64 Mccook Field 8,350

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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