The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Las Vegas For 2020


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

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

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

In which Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas in 2020? That would be Sun City Summerlin. 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 Las Vegas.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas.

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 26 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 Las Vegas.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Sun City Summerlin.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,542
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 131
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,481
More on Sun City Summerlin: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Sun City Summerlin comes in at 131 and the property crime per capita is 1,481 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,044
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 199
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,562
More on Tule Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Tule Springs comes in at 199 and the property crime per capita is 1,562 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,572
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 187
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,599
More on Sheep Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Sheep Mountain comes in at 187 and the property crime per capita is 1,599 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,557
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 328
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,348
More on Kyle Canyon: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Kyle Canyon comes in at 328 and the property crime per capita is 2,348 for 2020.

Summerlin North Las Vegas, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 48,606
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 417
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,168
More on Summerlin North: Homes For Sale | Data

Summerlin is an affluent master-planned community in the Las Vegas Valley of Southern Nevada. It lies at the edge of the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon to the west; partly within the official city limits of Las Vegas and partly within unincorporated Clark County. This rapidly growing community occupies over 22,500 acres and according to its developers, ‘has grown to encompass more than 230 parks, more than two dozen public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, three resort hotels, world-class recreational facilities, retail and entertainment centers, well-established office parks, a state-of-the-art medical center, and more.’

The violent crime per 100K people in Summerlin North comes in at 417 and the property crime per capita is 3,168 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 50,163
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 509
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,165
More on Lone Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Lone Mountain comes in at 509 and the property crime per capita is 3,165 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 3,097
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 817
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,888
More on Meadows Village: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Meadows Village comes in at 817 and the property crime per capita is 3,888 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 45,680
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 775
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,015
More on Centennial Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Centennial Hills comes in at 775 and the property crime per capita is 4,015 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,115
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 834
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,964
More on Huntridge: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Huntridge comes in at 834 and the property crime per capita is 3,964 for 2020.

The Lakes Las Vegas, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 29,173
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 542
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,389
More on The Lakes: Homes For Sale | Data

The Lakes is an affluent 2-square-mile planned community located within the city limits of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is located in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley near the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The centerpiece of the community, and its namesake, is a large man-made lake, Lake Sahara. It was originally planned to have two man-made lakes but was downscoped to one. It was built from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, and at the time was at the edge of development in the valley. It consists of a mixture of gated communities consisting of large single-family homes, condominia, commercial areas and offices.

The community is bounded by Sahara Avenue to the North, Durango Drive to the east, Desert Inn Road to the South, and Hualapai Way to the West. Several other notable communities are adjacent, including Summerlin to the west and Peccole Ranch and Canyon Gate to the north.

The violent crime per 100K people in The Lakes comes in at 542 and the property crime per capita is 4,389 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Las Vegas

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

But as most Nevada 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 Las Vegas For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Sun City Summerlin 1,612
2 Tule Springs 1,761
3 Sheep Mountain 1,786
4 Kyle Canyon 2,676
5 Summerlin North 3,585
6 Lone Mountain 3,674
7 Meadows Village 4,705
8 Centennial Hills 4,790
9 Huntridge 4,798
10 The Lakes 4,931
11 Downtown 5,210
12 Umc 5,246
13 West Las Vegas 5,408
14 Pioneer Park 5,864
15 North Cheyenne 5,680
16 Angel Park Lindell 6,044
17 Cultural Corridor 5,680
18 Downtown East 5,700
19 Desert Shores 6,948
20 East Las Vegas 7,965
21 Michael Way 9,267
22 Sunrise 8,993
23 Twin Lakes 9,530
24 Charleston Heights 9,786
25 Buffalo 12,483
26 Rancho Charleston 14,875

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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