The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Hayward For 2020

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

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

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

In which Hayward 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 Hayward for 2020:

  1. Southgate (Homes)
  2. Mission-Foothill (Homes)
  3. Mission-Garin (Homes)
  4. Hayward Highland (Homes)
  5. Mt Eden (Homes)

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Hayward in 2020? That would be Southgate. 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 Hayward.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Hayward 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 Hayward.

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 16 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 Hayward.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Southgate.

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

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Population: 6,778
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 62
Property Crime Per 100k: 232
More on Southgate: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Southgate comes in at 62 and the property crime per capita is 232 for 2020.

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Population: 7,469
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 340
Property Crime Per 100k: 673
More on Mission-Foothill: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Mission-Foothill comes in at 340 and the property crime per capita is 673 for 2020.

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Population: 8,452
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 301
Property Crime Per 100k: 743
More on Mission-Garin: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Mission-Garin comes in at 301 and the property crime per capita is 743 for 2020.

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Population: 6,445
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 208
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,859
More on Hayward Highland: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hayward Highland comes in at 208 and the property crime per capita is 1,859 for 2020.

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Population: 7,511
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 253
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,254
More on Mt Eden: Homes For Sale | Data

Mount Eden was an unincorporated agricultural district in Eden Township, Alameda County, California, United States of America. It was annexed by the City of Hayward. It lies at an elevation of 43 feet.

The violent crime per 100K people in Mt Eden comes in at 253 and the property crime per capita is 2,254 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Hayward

Looking at the data, you can tell that Southgate 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 Hayward For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Southgate 294
2 Mission-Foothill 1,013
3 Mission-Garin 1,044
4 Hayward Highland 2,068
5 Mt Eden 2,506
6 Fairway Park 3,102
7 Santa Clara 1,559
8 North Hayward 3,493
9 Upper B Street 3,856
10 Burbank 3,713
11 Glen Eden 3,895
12 Jackson Triangle 3,937
13 Tennyson-Alquire 4,241
14 Whitman-Mocine 4,334
15 Harder-Tennyson 4,624
16 Longwood-Winton Grove 7,680

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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