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West Chester among Ohio's top 10 safest communities
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West Chester Township has been recognized as the tenth safest community in Ohio according to a 2019 state-by-state review from SafeHome.org


"For its rankings, SafeHome looked at communities with populations of at least 42,000 and considered several factors including FBI crime statistics," reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.


West Chester earned a safety score of 79.36, good for the No. 10 spot on the list. The score is calculated based on factors such as the rate of violent crime, property crime and more. 


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Among the best of southwest Ohio

West Chester is considered the fourth safest community in southwest Ohio behind Miami Township of Clermont County (No. 3) and Dayton-area cities Kettering (No. 5) and Beavercreek (No. 9). About half of all communities ranked were situated in this corner of the state. 


Other fellow Butler County communities making the list were Fairfield at No. 11, Middletown at No. 24, and Hamilton at No. 25. 


West Chester is the ninth largest community in total population of the 25 ranked. It is the second largest of all the top 10 communities behind only No. 2 Parma, Ohio, which has a population greater than 79,000.


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The OpenGov platform tracks information like crimes, fire & EMS runs, demographics, and economic and housing data. Data is available looking back the previous five years. The data is updated online by the 20th day of each month.


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