The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Fresno For 2020

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

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

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

In which Fresno 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 Fresno for 2020:

  1. South Growth Area (Homes)
  2. North Growth Area (Homes)
  3. Woodward Park (Homes)
  4. West (Homes)
  5. Bullard (Homes)

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Fresno in 2020? That would be South Growth Area. 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 Fresno.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Fresno 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 Fresno.

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 12 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 Fresno.’ We’re lookin’ at you, South Growth Area.

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

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Population: 3,848
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 20
Property Crime Per 100k: 29
More on South Growth Area: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Growth Area comes in at 20 and the property crime per capita is 29 for 2020.

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Population: 2,295
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 244
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,658
More on North Growth Area: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in North Growth Area comes in at 244 and the property crime per capita is 1,658 for 2020.

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Population: 58,752
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,187
More on Woodward Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Woodward Park is a public park located in Fresno, California, abutting the San Joaquin River. It is the largest of the three major public parks in the Fresno area. Ralph Woodward donated the majority of the land for the park in 1968. The CIF Cross Country State Championships are hosted here every November.

The violent crime per 100K people in Woodward Park comes in at 111 and the property crime per capita is 2,187 for 2020.

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Population: 53,891
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 456
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,478
More on West: Homes For Sale | Data

The ‘West Side’ of Fresno, also often called ‘Southwest Fresno’, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood lies southwest of the 99 freeway, west of the 41 freeway and south of Nielsen Ave, and extends to the city limits to the west and south. The neighborhood is traditionally considered to be the center of Fresno’s African-American community. It is culturally diverse and also includes significant Mexican-American and Asian-American populations.

The violent crime per 100K people in West comes in at 456 and the property crime per capita is 2,478 for 2020.

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Population: 100,730
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 302
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,290
More on Bullard: Homes For Sale | Data

Figarden is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California. It is located 6 miles northwest of downtown Fresno, at an elevation of 315 feet.

The violent crime per 100K people in Bullard comes in at 302 and the property crime per capita is 3,290 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Fresno

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

But as most California 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 Fresno For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South Growth Area 49
2 North Growth Area 1,902
3 Woodward Park 2,298
4 West 2,934
5 Bullard 3,592
6 Roosevelt 3,552
7 Mclane 4,301
8 Southeast Growth Area 4,446
9 Edison 4,357
10 Hoover 5,839
11 Fresno-High 6,526
12 Central 9,564

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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