The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Detroit For 2020


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

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

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

In which Detroit 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 Detroit in 2020? That would be Detroit Golf. 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 Detroit.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Detroit 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 Detroit.

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 85 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 Detroit.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Detroit Golf.

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

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,616
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 484
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,843
More on Detroit Golf: Homes For Sale | Data

The Detroit Golf Club is a private golf club located in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in the middle of a neighborhood area on north side of the city near the University of Detroit Mercy and Palmer Woods Historic District. Bert Way designed the original 6-hole course, then it gradually improved to 9 holes, and finally Donald Ross built the current 36-hole course. The club grounds crew maintains two courses. The North and the South Course. The head pro is Jon Gates. On October 10, 2010 the club and sponsors have expressed interest in a PGA Tour event to be held possibly in the future.

The violent crime per 100K people in Detroit Golf comes in at 484 and the property crime per capita is 1,843 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 399
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 823
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,816
More on West Side Industrial: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in West Side Industrial comes in at 823 and the property crime per capita is 1,816 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,361
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 940
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,751
More on Jefferies: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Jefferies comes in at 940 and the property crime per capita is 1,751 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,983
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 867
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,913
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Downtown comes in at 867 and the property crime per capita is 1,913 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,672
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 383
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,623
More on Indian Village: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Indian Village comes in at 383 and the property crime per capita is 2,623 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,574
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 765
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,778
More on Lafayette Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Lafayette Park comes in at 765 and the property crime per capita is 2,778 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 925
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,052
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,322
More on Rivertown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Rivertown comes in at 1,052 and the property crime per capita is 2,322 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 592
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,143
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,522
More on Corktown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Corktown comes in at 1,143 and the property crime per capita is 2,522 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 4,948
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,149
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,528
More on Martin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Martin Park comes in at 1,149 and the property crime per capita is 2,528 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,002
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,419
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,567
More on Michigan-Martin: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Michigan-Martin comes in at 1,419 and the property crime per capita is 1,567 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Detroit

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

But as most Michigan 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 Detroit For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Detroit Golf 2,327
2 West Side Industrial 2,639
3 Jefferies 2,691
4 Downtown 2,780
5 Indian Village 3,006
6 Lafayette Park 3,543
7 Rivertown 3,374
8 Corktown 3,665
9 Martin Park 3,677
10 Michigan-Martin 2,986
11 Grandmont 4,072
12 Park 4,121
13 Southwest Detroit 3,951
14 Boynton 4,120
15 Lasalle Gardens 3,937
16 Springwells 3,681
17 Art Center 4,406
18 Chandler Park 3,992
19 Eliza Howell 4,389
20 Rosedale Park 4,528
21 Berg-Lasher 4,323
22 University District 4,692
23 Jefferson Chalmers 4,500
24 Bagley 4,544
25 Grixdale 4,841
26 North Rosedale Park 4,849
27 West Village 4,865
28 Elmwood Park 4,603
29 Morningside 4,690
30 Blackstone Park 4,940
31 Woodbridge 5,215
32 Aviation 4,702
33 Core City 4,907
34 Castle Rouge 5,187
35 Green Acres 5,421
36 Virginia Park 5,245
37 Conant Gardens 5,305
38 Hubbard-Richard 6,217
39 Lasalle College Park 5,792
40 Kranz Woods 5,971
41 Brightmoor 6,077
42 Five Points 6,203
43 The Eye 6,136
44 Islandview 6,233
45 Russell Woods 6,360
46 Carbon Works 6,092
47 Mohican Regent 6,344
48 Grandmont-Rosedale 6,698
49 Joseph Barry 7,362
50 Eight Mile Wyoming 6,730
51 Fitzgerald 6,573
52 Riverdale 6,729
53 Wayne State 6,960
54 East English Village 6,925
55 Westwood Park 7,177
56 Conner Creek Ind 8,065
57 Franklin Park 6,862
58 Fishkorn 7,065
59 Barton-Mcfarland 7,138
60 Old Redford 7,747
61 Warrendale 7,233
62 New Center 7,493
63 Millenium Village 9,458
64 Van Steuban 7,443
65 Belmont 7,842
66 Petosky-Otsego 7,837
67 Regent Park 8,418
68 Weatherby 7,962
69 Gold Coast 8,991
70 Brush Park 8,470
71 Grandale 8,868
72 Greensbriar 8,637
73 Herman Gardens 9,488
74 State Fair Grounds 9,320
75 Pulaski 8,873
76 Marina District 10,627
77 Midtown 10,361
78 Nw Goldberg 9,690
79 Poletown East 9,767
80 Mcdougall-Hunt 10,490
81 Ravendale 10,114
82 Milwaukee Junction 14,636
83 Chaldean Town 10,321
84 Forest Park 10,338
85 Briggs 13,224

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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