Thanks for your question regarding safe areas. We get that a lot. I hope you do make it to Columbus and welcome! To me it's the best in the mid-west. Check out this web site may help answer your question: city-data.com. You can also call or visit the local law enforcement in the area and ask for crime statsitics. In fact I think if you just google " crime statistice" you can get to free sites that will give you that information.
Again , if you do decide to come here to work, welcome to Columbus. I hope this has helped you.
All the best,
Jeffrey Paeltz, ABR, SFR