The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Little Rock For 2020


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

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

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

In which Little Rock 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 Little Rock in 2020? That would be Heights. 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 Little Rock.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Little Rock 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 Little Rock.

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 27 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 Little Rock.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Heights.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,610
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 203
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,115
More on Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The Heights and Hillcrest are neighborhoods in the north-central portion of Little Rock. Although distinct today, they were once part of the same Little Rock suburb called Pulaski Heights. Pulaski Heights first developed in the 1890s, was incorporated in 1903, and was annexed by Little Rock in 1916.

The violent crime per 100K people in Heights comes in at 203 and the property crime per capita is 3,115 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,353
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 469
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,183
More on River Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in River Mountain comes in at 469 and the property crime per capita is 3,183 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,605
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 390
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,752
More on Rock Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Rock Creek comes in at 390 and the property crime per capita is 3,752 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,858
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 557
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,773
More on Midtown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Midtown comes in at 557 and the property crime per capita is 4,773 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,834
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,195
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,208
More on Otter Creek Crystal: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Otter Creek Crystal comes in at 1,195 and the property crime per capita is 5,208 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,212
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 611
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,563
More on Hillcrest: Homes For Sale | Data

The Heights and Hillcrest are neighborhoods in the north-central portion of Little Rock. Although distinct today, they were once part of the same Little Rock suburb called Pulaski Heights. Pulaski Heights first developed in the 1890s, was incorporated in 1903, and was annexed by Little Rock in 1916.

The violent crime per 100K people in Hillcrest comes in at 611 and the property crime per capita is 6,563 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 3,232
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,351
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,540
More on East Of I-30: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in East Of I-30 comes in at 1,351 and the property crime per capita is 5,540 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,070
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,101
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,149
More on South Geyer Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Geyer Springs comes in at 1,101 and the property crime per capita is 6,149 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,391
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,576
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,688
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Downtown comes in at 1,576 and the property crime per capita is 6,688 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,622
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,376
Property Crime Per 100k: 7,004
More on Reservoir: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Reservoir comes in at 1,376 and the property crime per capita is 7,004 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Little Rock

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

But as most Arkansas 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 Little Rock For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Heights 3,318
2 River Mountain 3,652
3 Rock Creek 4,142
4 Midtown 5,330
5 Otter Creek Crystal 6,403
6 Hillcrest 7,174
7 East Of I-30 6,891
8 South Geyer Springs 7,250
9 Downtown 8,264
10 Reservoir 8,380
11 Westwood-Pecan Lake 8,479
12 Capital View-Stiff 9,522
13 John Barrow 8,972
14 Chicot West 10,216
15 South End 8,836
16 West Markham 10,394
17 Boyle Park 10,951
18 Briarwood 10,968
19 Upper Baseline 11,690
20 Cloverdale Watson 11,521
21 Stephens 11,770
22 Big Dickinson Lake 12,050
23 Walnut Valley 12,474
24 Wakefield 12,334
25 65th Street West 14,036
26 Oak Forest 12,426
27 Central High 12,918

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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