The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Eugene For 2020


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

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

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

In which Eugene 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 Eugene in 2020? That would be Laurel Hill Valley. 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 Eugene.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Eugene 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 Eugene.

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 22 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 Eugene.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Laurel Hill Valley.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 636
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 165
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,587
More on Laurel Hill Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Laurel Hill Valley comes in at 165 and the property crime per capita is 1,587 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,124
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 220
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,116
More on Crest Drive: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Crest Drive comes in at 220 and the property crime per capita is 2,116 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,307
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 246
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,374
More on Fairmount: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Fairmount comes in at 246 and the property crime per capita is 2,374 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,881
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 306
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,950
More on Southeast: Homes For Sale | Data

Southeast is the southernmost neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon, United States.

The violent crime per 100K people in Southeast comes in at 306 and the property crime per capita is 2,950 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,308
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 317
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,053
More on Churchill Area: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Churchill Area comes in at 317 and the property crime per capita is 3,053 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 19,815
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 327
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,152
More on Cal Young: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Cal Young comes in at 327 and the property crime per capita is 3,152 for 2020.

Amazon Eugene, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,557
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 334
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,220
More on Amazon: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Amazon comes in at 334 and the property crime per capita is 3,220 for 2020.

Friendly Area Eugene, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,954
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 352
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,394
More on Friendly Area: Homes For Sale | Data

Friendly is a neighborhood in south central Eugene, Oregon, United States. It is represented by the neighborhood association Friendly Area Neighbors.

The violent crime per 100K people in Friendly Area comes in at 352 and the property crime per capita is 3,394 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,754
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 375
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,615
More on Santa Clara: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Santa Clara comes in at 375 and the property crime per capita is 3,615 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,889
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 378
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,648
More on Harlow: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Harlow comes in at 378 and the property crime per capita is 3,648 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Eugene

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

But as most Oregon 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 Eugene For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Laurel Hill Valley 1,752
2 Crest Drive 2,336
3 Fairmount 2,620
4 Southeast 3,256
5 Churchill Area 3,370
6 Cal Young 3,479
7 Amazon 3,554
8 Friendly Area 3,746
9 Santa Clara 3,990
10 Harlow 4,027
11 Industrial Corridor 4,312
12 Jefferson Westside 4,416
13 Far West 4,555
14 South University 4,588
15 River Road 4,772
16 Whiteaker 4,951
17 Downtown 5,263
18 Active Bethel 5,391
19 West Eugene 5,431
20 Trainsong 5,487
21 U Of O Campus 6,068
22 West University 6,585

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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