You should be safe walking along High Street and Gay Street in the evenings. Tragically, since the opioid epidemic has hit central and southeast Ohio, some of its victims end up on the streets of central Columbus, and aggressive panhandling and even serious crimes have become more of a problem. Please use good sense in getting around, stick to streets where people are out and about at night, and order Uber or Lyft if you’re out late and aren’t sure whether you have a safe walk back to your hotel.