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Old 11-17-2011, 12:47 AM
 
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No worse than any other city from my experience (and probably better than most places). So long as you're not looking for trouble, you won't encounter any.

I've wandered around Downtown, the Gateway Corridor of OTR and parts of Mt. Auburn late at night and never once felt unsafe.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:09 AM
 
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I keep reading on the city to compare and contrast the pros and cons. I've been using crimereports.com and neighborhood scout to gather information. Neighborhood scout rated Cincinnati a 4 out of 100 for safeness. The site also said the city has one of the highest murder rates in the country. I was just wondering how most of these murders occur? Is it being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Gang related? I even went to the city website to see which areas the most crime happens in. Like I said in a previous post, I visited here and didn't feel as if I was going to be murdered or mugged. I was only there for 3 days, though. I just wouldn't want to move somewhere where you would be at risk for no reason. Not putting the city down at all, I'm just not very familiar with it.
I don't have hard statistics, but the vast majority of murders involve people known to each other. Mostly related to the drug trade, to a lesser extent gang-related and family/domestic violence situations. It's extremely easy to live safely in the Cincinnati area.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I don't have hard statistics, but the vast majority of murders involve people known to each other. Mostly related to the drug trade, to a lesser extent gang-related and family/domestic violence situations. It's extremely easy to live safely in the Cincinnati area.
I second Sarah's statement. You learn where the drug dealing areas are and avoid them. Many of the murders are related to drug deals gone sour or arguments over turf. There are some gang-related murders, but Cincinnati is not a big gang problem city. Some people will state differently, as if they wish it to be.

I commend your continuing research on statistics concerning safety, etc. But also consider the advice of responders such as Sarah and myself. You can live very safely in Cincinnati with minimal effort.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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I would take personal experience over stats any day. The statistics don't take into account why the crimes are occurring, they just report occurrence. Any other useful information about living here would be great. I'm going to be enrolling into a program for dental hygiene. Are there many community colleges in the Cincinnati area? What do people generally do for fun? We are looking to move into an apartment at first. Does anyone have any suggestions on reputable apartments/complexes to live in?
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I believe the Raymond Walters Extension College of UC in Blue Ash has an established dental hygenist program. At least I know they have in the past, as I was the patient for my current dentist's wife when she studied and took her state boards there. Besides being located in a very nice suburban industrial park environment, there are a variety of apartment complexes closeby in Sharonville, Blue Ash, Deer Park, Symmes Township and other suburbs. It is not a downtown urban environment, but if you want safe this is it.

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Cincinnati State is the more urban community college. Not sure if they have a dental hygeniest program. I would stick to a state or non-profit community college and stay away from the "for profit" schools that are found everywhere today.

I can't think of any murders or serious assaults in the past few years that have been directed towards random people minding their own business. Also, homicides are dramatically concentrated in a few pockets around town. Not even neighborhoods, but pockets within those neighborhoods.

Most people I know have had their car broken into, and in each case something of value was left in plain view. This usually happens when people first move to the area.

There is a saying, that for evil to prevail, all good people have to do is sit back and do nothing. Something I like about Cincinnati is that people are pretty proactive. There are a lot of community groups, community policing programs, and so forth that have really helped certain problem area.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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These areas probably sound like the way to go for us. I'm on apartmentguide.com checking out the different complexes. I also like how Cincinnati is close to many other giant mid western cities. We're going to take a trip down there around Christmas time. Any specifics I should check out while visiting?
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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Cincinnati State is the more urban community college. Not sure if they have a dental hygeniest program. I would stick to a state or non-profit community college and stay away from the "for profit" schools that are found everywhere today.

I can't think of any murders or serious assaults in the past few years that have been directed towards random people minding their own business. Also, homicides are dramatically concentrated in a few pockets around town. Not even neighborhoods, but pockets within those neighborhoods.

Most people I know have had their car broken into, and in each case something of value was left in plain view. This usually happens when people first move to the area.

There is a saying, that for evil to prevail, all good people have to do is sit back and do nothing. Something I like about Cincinnati is that people are pretty proactive. There are a lot of community groups, community policing programs, and so forth that have really helped certain problem area.

It sounds good to be a part of a community where people care about each other. It would also be cool to get Bengals season tickets. I live close to Providence and Boston. In Providence someone threw a cinder block through my windshield for an auxiliary wire with no ipod even connected. I'm used to that behavior by now.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I checked and Raymond Walters does have the dental hygenist major. I keep mentioning it due primarily to the environment. It has a nice campus located in a large industrial/office park on the north side of Cincinnati. The surrounding areas are very safe and there are a variety of apartment complexes geared to various cost levels. The school is named after Raymond Walters who was a past president of UC.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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These areas probably sound like the way to go for us. I'm on apartmentguide.com checking out the different complexes. I also like how Cincinnati is close to many other giant mid western cities. We're going to take a trip down there around Christmas time. Any specifics I should check out while visiting?
It's not limited in the proximity department to just Midwestern cities either. Pittsburgh is four hours, Atlanta is six and Washington D.C./Baltimore is seven.
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