Three Warren County communities have been ranked among the 50 safest cities in Ohio, according to a report released this month by security broker SafeWise Security Systems.
The SafeWise Report evaluated FBI crime data and in-house research of Ohio cities with populations of at least 20,000 residents since 2011.
Springboro ranked No. 8 on the list, followed by Mason at No. 15 and Lebanon at No. 23.
Other area cities making the list: Delhi Township (18); Springfield Township (34); Clermont County’s Miami Township (36); West Chester Township (45) and Goshen Township (46).
The report noted Springboro’s low crime rate, including no murders or rapes and only three vehicle break-ins reported in 2011.
Both Springboro and Mason were described as affluent communities recognized nationally as among the best places to live.
Last year, Money magazine ranked Mason No. 7 in its list of the top 50 small towns to live in the nation. Springboro ranked No. 42 in the same list in 2011.
Those rankings were based on factors such as job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, good weather, things to do and economic strength, among others.
A complete list is available at Safewise.com.