We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Austin are the safest.
Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.
Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Austin. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Austin neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.
So, which neighborhood is the safest in Austin in 2020? That would be Downtown. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.
If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Austin.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Austin neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Austin that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Austin.
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How We Determined The Safest Austin Hoods In 2020
You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Austin.
To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:
- Total Crimes Per Capita
- Violent Crimes Per Capita
- Property Crimes Per Capita
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 60 in each category, where 1 was the safest.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Austin.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Downtown.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Austin. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.
The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Austin For 2020
Downtown Austin is the central business district of Austin, Texas. Downtown is located on the north bank of the Colorado River. The approximate borders of Downtown include Lamar Boulevard to the west, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and the University of Texas at Austin to the north, Interstate 35 to the east, and Lady Bird Lake to the south.
The violent crime per 100K people in Downtown comes in at 166 and the property crime per capita is 1,276 for 2020.
The Rosedale neighborhood is located in north central Austin, Texas. The neighborhood borders on 38th Street to the south, Shoal Creek to the west, North Loop / Hancock Drive to the north, and Lamar Boulevard to the east. Ramsey Park is located in the heart of the neighborhood, and has a swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas. There are over 1200 homes in the area, a variety of businesses within walking distance, and a network of medical services close by
The violent crime per 100K people in Rosedale comes in at 183 and the property crime per capita is 1,822 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Windsor Road comes in at 224 and the property crime per capita is 1,750 for 2020.
Crestview, Austin, Texas is a neighborhood in north central Austin, in the U.S. state of Texas.
The violent crime per 100K people in Crestview comes in at 175 and the property crime per capita is 2,021 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in University Of Texas comes in at 160 and the property crime per capita is 2,205 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in North University comes in at 204 and the property crime per capita is 2,114 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Hyde Park comes in at 261 and the property crime per capita is 1,943 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Allandale comes in at 206 and the property crime per capita is 2,459 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Brentwood comes in at 325 and the property crime per capita is 2,389 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Triangle State comes in at 314 and the property crime per capita is 2,414 for 2020.
Summing Up The Safest Places In Austin
Looking at the data, you can tell that Downtown is as safe as they come, according to science and data.
But as most Texas residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.
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