The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Chesapeake For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Chesapeake.
Safest Neighborhoods In Chesapeake
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Chesapeake neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

Here are the safest neighborhoods in Chesapeake for 2020:

  1. Pleasant Grove East (Homes)
  2. Deep Creek South (Homes)
  3. Great Bridge East (Homes)
  4. Butts Station (Homes)
  5. Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp (Homes)

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Chesapeake in 2020? That would be Pleasant Grove East. 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 Chesapeake.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake.

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 14 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 Chesapeake.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Pleasant Grove East.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Chesapeake. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Chesapeake For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,558
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 68
Property Crime Per 100k: 260
More on Pleasant Grove East: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Pleasant Grove East comes in at 68 and the property crime per capita is 260 for 2020.

Deep Creek South Chesapeake, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,890
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 140
Property Crime Per 100k: 737
More on Deep Creek South: Homes For Sale | Data

Deep Creek is a former unincorporated town of the former Norfolk County which since 1963 has been located in the independent city of Chesapeake in the South Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia. Deep Creek is located on the original route of U.S. Highway 17, on a section now designated as U.S. Route 17 Business, and has been largely bypassed by modern highway improvements.

The violent crime per 100K people in Deep Creek South comes in at 140 and the property crime per capita is 737 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 17,164
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 141
Property Crime Per 100k: 765
More on Great Bridge East: Homes For Sale | Data

Great Bridge is a community located in the independent city of Chesapeake in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its name is derived from the American Revolutionary War Battle of Great Bridge, which took place on December 9, 1775 and resulted in the final removal of British government from the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. Near the end of the war, the Hudgins family moved to Great Bridge and established the first permanent settlement in the area. Descendants of the family can still be found living in the Forest Lakes section of Chesapeake.

The violent crime per 100K people in Great Bridge East comes in at 141 and the property crime per capita is 765 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,548
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 233
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,040
More on Butts Station: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Butts Station comes in at 233 and the property crime per capita is 1,040 for 2020.

Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp Chesapeake, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,061
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 340
Property Crime Per 100k: 722
More on Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp: Homes For Sale | Data

Deep Creek is a former unincorporated town of the former Norfolk County which since 1963 has been located in the independent city of Chesapeake in the South Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia. Deep Creek is located on the original route of U.S. Highway 17, on a section now designated as U.S. Route 17 Business, and has been largely bypassed by modern highway improvements.

The violent crime per 100K people in Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp comes in at 340 and the property crime per capita is 722 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Chesapeake

Looking at the data, you can tell that Pleasant Grove East is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Virginia 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 Chesapeake For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Pleasant Grove East 328
2 Deep Creek South 877
3 Great Bridge East 906
4 Butts Station 1,273
5 Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp 1,062
6 Pleasant Grove West 1,330
7 Great Bridge 1,737
8 Western Branch South 1,854
9 Greenbrier East 2,531
10 Greenbrier West 3,496
11 Deep Creek North 4,087
12 Indian River 4,089
13 Western Branch North 4,247
14 South Norfolk 4,719

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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