The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs For 2020


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

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

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

In which Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs for 2020:

  1. Briargate (Homes)
  2. Northeast Colorado Springs (Homes)
  3. Northwest Colorado Springs (Homes)
  4. East Colorado Springs (Homes)
  5. Powers (Homes)

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Colorado Springs in 2020? That would be Briargate. 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 Colorado Springs.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs.

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 11 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 Colorado Springs.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Briargate.

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

Briargate Colorado Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 48,215
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 140
Property Crime Per 100k: 344
More on Briargate: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Briargate comes in at 140 and the property crime per capita is 344 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 48,969
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 385
Property Crime Per 100k: 367
More on Northeast Colorado Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Northeast Colorado Springs comes in at 385 and the property crime per capita is 367 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,735
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 130
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,799
More on Northwest Colorado Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Northwest Colorado Springs comes in at 130 and the property crime per capita is 2,799 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 49,900
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 594
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,080
More on East Colorado Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in East Colorado Springs comes in at 594 and the property crime per capita is 1,080 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 152,311
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 460
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,969
More on Powers: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Powers comes in at 460 and the property crime per capita is 1,969 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Colorado Springs

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

But as most Colorado 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 Colorado Springs For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Briargate 484
2 Northeast Colorado Springs 752
3 Northwest Colorado Springs 2,929
4 East Colorado Springs 1,674
5 Powers 2,429
6 Central Colorado City 5,588
7 Old Colorado City 3,860
8 Northgate 7,459
9 Southwest Colorado Springs 4,083
10 West Colorado Springs 9,039
11 Southeast Colorado Springs 11,115

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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