Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I'd feel safer in downtown Cincinnati than I would in downtown Dayton.
I have to agree somewhat. I'm currently here in Dayton and am dating someone who works at Cincy Children's and lives within walking distance of there, near MLK Blvd and UC's campus. It's given me some good perspective since I'm in Dayton during the week and spend most weekends down in Cincinnati. I honestly feel safer in most areas of Cincy than I do in certain areas of Dayton, despite the smaller size. Really though, it's just a matter of not pointlessly wandering around an area you are unfamiliar with at night that has few people around, no matter what city you're in.
And Dayton does have very safe areas as well. I actually live in the same apt. complex as most of the Dayton Dragons. I don't need a schedule to tell me when they are at home or on a roadtrip, just have to look across the hall!