The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Lincoln For 2020


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

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

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

In which Lincoln 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 Lincoln in 2020? That would be Amber Hills. 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 Lincoln.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Lincoln 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 Lincoln.

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 41 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 Lincoln.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Amber Hills.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 152
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 160
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,192
More on Amber Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Amber Hills comes in at 160 and the property crime per capita is 1,192 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 9,068
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 160
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,192
More on Family Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

56th to 84th. Yankee Hill to Old Cheney. Also includes Old Cheney to Pioneers from 70th to 84th. It excludes a section West of 84 near Highway 2.

The violent crime per 100K people in Family Acres comes in at 160 and the property crime per capita is 1,192 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 712
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 175
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,297
More on Crown Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Crown Pointe comes in at 175 and the property crime per capita is 1,297 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,080
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 177
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,319
More on Country Club: Homes For Sale | Data

An area from South Street to Nebraska Highway; generally east of S. 20thHigh Streets, the Sheridan Boulevard area was the first addition to Lincoln that stepped away from the ‘grid pattern’ into the winding side streets that characterize most modern residential areas. This area is listed under the National Registrar of Historic Places as the ‘Boulevards’ district.

The violent crime per 100K people in Country Club comes in at 177 and the property crime per capita is 1,319 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 501
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 219
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,629
More on Southern Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Southern Hills comes in at 219 and the property crime per capita is 1,629 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,158
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 225
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,676
More on Porter Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

An area bounded by Pine Lake Road on the north, at about Whitlock Road-west on the south and from S. 27th to S. 32nd Streets.

The violent crime per 100K people in Porter Ridge comes in at 225 and the property crime per capita is 1,676 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 500
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 274
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,038
More on Bishop Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Bishop Park comes in at 274 and the property crime per capita is 2,038 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 3,312
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 304
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,259
More on Colonial Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

An area from Pioneers Boulevard to Old Cheney Road/Nebraska Highway and from S. 56th to S. 70th Streets. Colonial Hills also includes the area at and west of the College View Cemetery from S. 56th to S. 70th Streets.

The violent crime per 100K people in Colonial Hills comes in at 304 and the property crime per capita is 2,259 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 858
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 311
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,312
More on Maple Village-Wedgewood: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Maple Village-Wedgewood comes in at 311 and the property crime per capita is 2,312 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 527
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 311
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,314
More on Taylor Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Taylor Park comes in at 311 and the property crime per capita is 2,314 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Lincoln

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

But as most Nebraska 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 Lincoln For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Amber Hills 1,352
2 Family Acres 1,352
3 Crown Pointe 1,472
4 Country Club 1,496
5 Southern Hills 1,848
6 Porter Ridge 1,901
7 Bishop Park 2,312
8 Colonial Hills 2,563
9 Maple Village-Wedgewood 2,623
10 Taylor Park 2,625
11 Sunset Acres 2,945
12 Yankee Hill 2,946
13 Eastridge 2,963
14 Highlands 3,005
15 Far South 3,037
16 Salt Valley View 3,232
17 Greater South 3,285
18 Capitol Beach 3,380
19 40th And A 3,411
20 Indian Village 3,434
21 High Ridge-Cushman 3,498
22 Meadowlane 3,583
23 South 48th Street 3,612
24 Autumn Wood 3,655
25 East Campus 3,730
26 Antelope Park 3,742
27 Landons 3,760
28 Belmont 4,024
29 Woods Park 4,152
30 West A 4,215
31 University Place 4,250
32 Near South 4,276
33 South Salt Creek 4,427
34 Arnold Heights 4,487
35 Malone 4,578
36 Downtown 4,670
37 Hartley 4,718
38 Clinton 4,805
39 Everett 4,819
40 Tri-Court 4,982
41 North Bottoms 5,009

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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