The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Buffalo For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Buffalo are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Buffalo.
Safest Neighborhoods In Buffalo

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Buffalo 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 Buffalo. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Buffalo 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 Buffalo in 2020? That would be South Abbott. 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 Buffalo.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Buffalo neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Buffalo that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Buffalo.

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How We Determined The Safest Buffalo 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 Buffalo.

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 50 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 Buffalo.’ We’re lookin’ at you, South Abbott.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Buffalo. 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 Buffalo For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,622
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 110
Property Crime Per 100k: 723
More on South Abbott: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Abbott comes in at 110 and the property crime per capita is 723 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,910
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 159
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,396
More on Albright: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Albright comes in at 159 and the property crime per capita is 1,396 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,430
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 319
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,657
More on South Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Park comes in at 319 and the property crime per capita is 1,657 for 2020.

North Park Buffalo, NY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,742
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 251
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,905
More on North Park: Homes For Sale | Data

North Park is a neighborhood within the City of Buffalo in New York State. It is one of several neighborhoods that comprise the larger community of North Buffalo. The neighborhood’s borders are roughly Delaware Avenue to the west, Kenmore Avenue to the north, The Beltline Railroad and the Parkside Neighborhood to the South and Starin and the Central Park neighborhood to the East.

The violent crime per 100K people in North Park comes in at 251 and the property crime per capita is 1,905 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,089
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 458
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,771
More on Abbott Mckinley: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Abbott Mckinley comes in at 458 and the property crime per capita is 1,771 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,695
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 418
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,363
More on Starin Central: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Starin Central comes in at 418 and the property crime per capita is 2,363 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,022
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 660
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,058
More on Hamlin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hamlin Park comes in at 660 and the property crime per capita is 2,058 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,834
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 374
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,613
More on Seneca: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Seneca comes in at 374 and the property crime per capita is 2,613 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 835
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 476
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,379
More on Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Valley comes in at 476 and the property crime per capita is 2,379 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,400
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 380
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,943
More on University: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in University comes in at 380 and the property crime per capita is 2,943 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Buffalo

Looking at the data, you can tell that South Abbott is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most New York 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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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Buffalo For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South Abbott 833
2 Albright 1,555
3 South Park 1,976
4 North Park 2,156
5 Abbott Mckinley 2,229
6 Starin Central 2,781
7 Hamlin Park 2,718
8 Seneca 2,987
9 Valley 2,855
10 University 3,323
11 First Ward 2,909
12 Kaisertown 3,415
13 Delaware-West Ferry 3,465
14 Front Park 3,607
15 Waterfront 3,559
16 Kensington 3,356
17 Forest 3,709
18 Cazenovia Park 3,724
19 Parkside 4,212
20 Tifft 3,910
21 Riverside Park 4,490
22 Black Rock 4,934
23 Emslie 4,678
24 Park Meadow 5,298
25 Triangle 5,270
26 Delaware Park 5,088
27 Lakeview 5,111
28 Leroy 5,230
29 Bryant 5,492
30 Kingsley 5,236
31 Willert Park 5,240
32 Lovejoy 5,369
33 Kenfield 5,512
34 Babcock 5,423
35 Grant Ferry 5,626
36 North Delaware 5,659
37 Genesee Moselle 5,985
38 Columbus 6,627
39 Grider 6,592
40 Military 7,079
41 South Ellicott 6,732
42 Lasalle 6,628
43 Masten Park 6,823
44 Schiller Park 7,060
45 Mlk Park 7,113
46 Broadway-Fillmore 7,348
47 Squaw Island 7,769
48 Allen 9,018
49 Medical Park 8,821
50 Emerson 9,312

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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