According to a website dedicated to bringing the public “bite-sized snacks of shareable information” that not everyone wants to hear, Whitehall is the most dangerous city in Ohio.
RoadSnacks.com used “opinion based on facts” to determine that out of 247 cities in the state, Bexley’s neighbor to the east should take the top spot this year.
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“Whitehall, for those outside of the St. Louis area, is essentially a tiny St. Louis suburb,” wrote Chris Kolmar of RoadSnacks; likening Whitehall to St. Louis’ reputation for high crime.
Up from 4th last year, Whitehall beat out such big Ohio cities as Toledo, Cleveland, Dayton—actually, every single city—due to its combined property crimes per capita and violent crimes per capita FBI datasets.
“While crimes here skyrocketed in 2016, apparently, local jurisdictions have made progress, as crimes went down in 2017,” wrote Kolmar. “However, for a town of just over 18,835 people, 125 violent crimes is eye opening. Statistically, 1 in 150 residents was the victim of a rape, attack or was killed just two years ago. And that’s even lower than it was the year before, when it was double that.”
To view the full list of dangerous Ohio cities, click here.