The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Milwaukee For 2020


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

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

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

In which Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee in 2020? That would be North Granville. 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 Milwaukee.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee.

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 175 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 Milwaukee.’ We’re lookin’ at you, North Granville.

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

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,208
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 26
Property Crime Per 100k: 75
More on North Granville: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in North Granville comes in at 26 and the property crime per capita is 75 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 899
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 32
Property Crime Per 100k: 397
More on Mill Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Mill Valley comes in at 32 and the property crime per capita is 397 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,905
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 46
Property Crime Per 100k: 591
More on Heritage Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Heritage Heights comes in at 46 and the property crime per capita is 591 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,086
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 107
Property Crime Per 100k: 430
More on Red Oak Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Red Oak Heights comes in at 107 and the property crime per capita is 430 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,006
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 43
Property Crime Per 100k: 767
More on Clayton Crest: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Clayton Crest comes in at 43 and the property crime per capita is 767 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,764
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 66
Property Crime Per 100k: 654
More on Alcott Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Alcott Park comes in at 66 and the property crime per capita is 654 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 4,628
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 200
Property Crime Per 100k: 854
More on Downer Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Downer Woods comes in at 200 and the property crime per capita is 854 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 785
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 295
Property Crime Per 100k: 595
More on Mount Olivet: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Mount Olivet comes in at 295 and the property crime per capita is 595 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,261
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 190
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,044
More on Tippecanoe: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Tippecanoe comes in at 190 and the property crime per capita is 1,044 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,709
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 160
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,085
More on Fernwood: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Fernwood comes in at 160 and the property crime per capita is 1,085 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Milwaukee

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

But as most Wisconsin 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 Milwaukee For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 North Granville 101
2 Mill Valley 429
3 Heritage Heights 637
4 Red Oak Heights 537
5 Clayton Crest 810
6 Alcott Park 720
7 Downer Woods 1,054
8 Mount Olivet 890
9 Tippecanoe 1,234
10 Fernwood 1,245
11 Gra-Ram 1,234
12 Mitchell Field 1,234
13 Euclid Park 1,294
14 Wedgewood 1,326
15 Rolling Green 1,396
16 Lyons Park 1,377
17 Honey Creek Manor 1,416
18 Schlitz Park 1,418
19 Hawley Farms 1,458
20 Brynwood 1,444
21 Mount Mary 1,676
22 Town Of Lake 1,527
23 Goldman Park 1,559
24 Pheasant Run 1,459
25 Fairview 1,597
26 Granville Woods 1,467
27 West View 1,517
28 River Bend 1,740
29 Bluemound Heights 1,641
30 Park Place 2,025
31 Morgan Heights 1,803
32 Green Moor 2,270
33 Wilson Park 1,943
34 Story Hill 2,003
35 Northpoint 1,789
36 Highwood Estates 2,311
37 Woodland Court 1,866
38 Park Knoll 2,406
39 Florist Highlands 2,278
40 White Manor 2,242
41 Root Creek 2,284
42 Alverno 2,532
43 Cannon Park 1,929
44 Cooper Park 2,304
45 Hawthorne Glen 1,981
46 Washington Heights 2,350
47 Honey Creek Parkway 2,616
48 Mitchell West 2,667
49 Castle Manor 2,442
50 Johnson’s Woods 2,562
51 Harder’s Oaks 2,504
52 Jackson Park 2,822
53 Cambridge Heights 2,772
54 Valley Forge 2,628
55 Morgandale 2,785
56 Enderis Park 2,918
57 Layton Park 2,715
58 Golden Valley 2,966
59 Riverside Park 3,081
60 Kops Park 3,317
61 Burnham Park 2,878
62 Fair Park 3,131
63 Land Bank 3,056
64 Bay View 3,196
65 Little Menomonee Parkway 3,034
66 Parkway Hills 2,991
67 Freedom Village 3,297
68 Yankee Hill 3,301
69 Harbor View 3,599
70 Saveland Park 3,718
71 Lindsay Park 3,275
72 Upper East Side 3,794
73 Granville Station 3,437
74 Grantosa 3,329
75 Polonia 3,463
76 Menomonee River Hills 3,438
77 Wick Field 3,661
78 Havenwoods 3,577
79 Southpoint 4,125
80 Menomonee River Parkway 3,712
81 Murray Hill 4,139
82 Riverwest 3,954
83 Wyrick Park 4,159
84 Columbus Park 4,275
85 Jones’ Island 4,360
86 Lower East Side 4,571
87 Silver City 4,429
88 Forest Home Hills 4,294
89 Vogel Park 4,576
90 Maitland Park 4,876
91 Northridge Lakes 4,679
92 Lenox Heights 4,737
93 Saint Amelian’s 4,693
94 Sunset Heights 4,681
95 Nash Park 4,862
96 Whispering Hills 4,757
97 Park View 4,687
98 Grasslyn Manor 4,720
99 Timmerman West 4,831
100 Calumet Farms 5,119
101 Menomonee River Hills East 5,094
102 Timmerman Airport 5,181
103 Martin Drive 5,319
104 Silver Swan 5,193
105 Arlington Gardens 5,352
106 New Coeln 5,336
107 Bradley Estates 5,375
108 Lincoln Village 5,349
109 Graceland 5,380
110 Brewer’s Hill 5,508
111 Riverton Heights 5,494
112 Holler Park 5,876
113 Zoo 5,477
114 Avenues West 5,433
115 Menomonee River Valley 6,201
116 Fairfield 5,580
117 Hampton Heights 5,540
118 Pollber Heights 5,595
119 Mcgovern Park 5,612
120 Muskego Way 5,906
121 Silver Spring 5,887
122 Capitol Heights 5,948
123 Lincoln Park 5,863
124 Juneau Town 6,293
125 Long View 5,917
126 National Park 6,028
127 Servite Woods 6,541
128 Historic Mitchell Street 6,250
129 Triangle 6,256
130 Estabrook Park 7,546
131 Brown Deer Park 6,288
132 Valhalla 6,587
133 The Valley-Pigsville 7,625
134 Thurston Woods 6,937
135 Lincoln Creek 6,693
136 Wahl Park 6,956
137 Dineen Park 7,658
138 Tripoli Park 7,718
139 Cold Spring Park 7,082
140 King Park 7,458
141 Historic Third Ward 9,971
142 Walker’s Point 8,072
143 Hillside 7,785
144 Walnut Hill 8,139
145 Harambee 8,176
146 Miller Valley 8,507
147 Clock Tower Acres 8,633
148 North Meadows 8,626
149 Town And Country Manor 8,815
150 Clarke Square 8,902
151 Halyard Park 9,330
152 Rufus King 9,086
153 Midtown 9,124
154 Merrill Park 9,056
155 Uptown 9,272
156 Saint Joseph 9,332
157 Washington Park 9,775
158 Roosevelt Grove 9,482
159 Arlington Heights 9,870
160 Old North Milwaukee 9,758
161 Sherman Park 10,068
162 Baran Park 10,443
163 Kilbourn Town 13,868
164 Maple Tree 10,288
165 Borchert Field 10,388
166 Triangle North 10,515
167 Melody View 14,282
168 Williamsburg 11,109
169 Southgate 11,647
170 Concordia 11,887
171 Garden Homes 12,057
172 Metcalfe Park 12,363
173 Park West 12,422
174 North Division 13,028
175 Franklin Heights 13,015

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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