The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Long Beach For 2020


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

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

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

In which Long Beach 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 Long Beach in 2020? That would be City Of Signal Hill. 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 Long Beach.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Long Beach 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 Long Beach.

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 Long Beach.’ We’re lookin’ at you, City Of Signal Hill.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,207
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 21
Property Crime Per 100k: 314
More on City Of Signal Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in City Of Signal Hill comes in at 21 and the property crime per capita is 314 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 21,865
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 105
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,073
More on The Plaza: Homes For Sale | Data

Plaza is a neighborhood of Long Beach, California, located adjacent to El Dorado Park West. It is part of the greater ‘East Long Beach’ area.

The violent crime per 100K people in The Plaza comes in at 105 and the property crime per capita is 1,073 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 10,097
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 93
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,206
More on City College Area: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in City College Area comes in at 93 and the property crime per capita is 1,206 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,427
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 156
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,442
More on State College Area: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in State College Area comes in at 156 and the property crime per capita is 1,442 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,391
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 156
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,544
More on Los Cerritos Area: Homes For Sale | Data

Los Cerritos is a neighborhood with approximately 700 homes and 2,000 residents located within the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, California. Established in 1906, the Los Cerritos neighborhood has been used by the film industry of Hollywood with its historic, estate-sized homes. It was one of three finalists in the 2007 Neighborhood of the Year national competition.

The violent crime per 100K people in Los Cerritos Area comes in at 156 and the property crime per capita is 1,544 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,873
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 109
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,607
More on Alamitos Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Alamitos Heights is a neighborhood in the south-east portion of the city of Long Beach, California, United States.

The violent crime per 100K people in Alamitos Heights comes in at 109 and the property crime per capita is 1,607 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,774
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 162
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,567
More on Lakewood Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Lakewood Village or simply known as the Village is a neighborhood in the northeast portion of the city of Long Beach, California. It is bordered on the west, north and east sides by the city of Lakewood. It is located south of Del Amo Boulevard, north of Carson Street, east of Lakewood Boulevard and west of Bellflower Boulevard.

The violent crime per 100K people in Lakewood Village comes in at 162 and the property crime per capita is 1,567 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,646
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 198
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,793
More on Park Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Park Estates comes in at 198 and the property crime per capita is 1,793 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 13,766
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 236
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,384
More on Los Altos: Homes For Sale | Data

Los Altos is a neighborhood located on the east side of Long Beach. It is a quiet residential neighborhood with shopping at the Los Altos Shopping Center, where one can find a Target department store, Sears department store, Trader Joe’s, Lazy Acres grocery store, LA Fitness, and many other shops and stores. Florence Bixby Elementary School, Minnie Gant Elementary School, Stanford Middle School and Robert A. Millikan High School are located in Los Altos. The Los Altos YMCA is located on Bellflower Boulevard and The California State University at Long Beach is in Los Altos.

The violent crime per 100K people in Los Altos comes in at 236 and the property crime per capita is 2,384 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 82,907
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 587
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,049
More on North Long Beach: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in North Long Beach comes in at 587 and the property crime per capita is 2,049 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Long Beach

Looking at the data, you can tell that City Of Signal Hill 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 Long Beach For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 City Of Signal Hill 335
2 The Plaza 1,178
3 City College Area 1,299
4 State College Area 1,598
5 Los Cerritos Area 1,700
6 Alamitos Heights 1,716
7 Lakewood Village 1,729
8 Park Estates 1,991
9 Los Altos 2,620
10 North Long Beach 2,636
11 El Dorado Park 2,759
12 West Side 2,730
13 Circle Area 2,806
14 Californial Heights 2,990
15 Bixby Area 3,025
16 Bixby Knolls 3,312
17 Naples-Marina Area 3,344
18 East Side 3,197
19 North West Long Beach 3,321
20 Belmont Heights 3,604
21 Dominguez 3,669
22 Wrigley 3,834
23 Belmont Shore 4,974
24 Airport Area 4,558
25 Poly High District 4,319
26 Downtown 5,396
27 Wilmington 7,429

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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