The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Minneapolis For 2020


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

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

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

In which Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis in 2020? That would be Linden 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 Minneapolis.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis.

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 83 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 Minneapolis.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Linden Hills.

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

Linden Hills Minneapolis, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,028
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 32
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,692
More on Linden Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Linden Hills is a neighborhood in the Southwest community of Minneapolis. It is bordered to the north by Lake Calhoun and West 36th Street, to the east by Lake Harriet and William Berry Parkway, to the south by West 47th Street, and to the west by France Avenue.

The violent crime per 100K people in Linden Hills comes in at 32 and the property crime per capita is 1,692 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,394
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 142
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,672
More on Waite Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Waite Park comes in at 142 and the property crime per capita is 1,672 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,863
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 66
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,902
More on Kenny: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Kenny comes in at 66 and the property crime per capita is 1,902 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,385
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 75
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,105
More on Cedar-Isles-Dean: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Cedar-Isles-Dean comes in at 75 and the property crime per capita is 2,105 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,318
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 115
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,013
More on Hale: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hale comes in at 115 and the property crime per capita is 2,013 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,528
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 28
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,385
More on Armatage: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Armatage comes in at 28 and the property crime per capita is 2,385 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,092
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 167
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,175
More on Fulton: Homes For Sale | Data

Fulton is a neighborhood in the Southwest community in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are West 47th Street to the north, Penn Avenue South to the east, West 54th Street to the south, and France Avenue South to the west. Nearby neighborhoods include Linden Hills to the north, Lynnhurst to the east, and Armatage to the south. The suburb of Edina lies to the south and west. West 50th Street is a major eastwest thoroughfare bisecting the neighborhood. At its intersection with France Avenue is the upscale 50th & France commercial district, which lies along the border between Minneapolis and Edina.

The violent crime per 100K people in Fulton comes in at 167 and the property crime per capita is 2,175 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,819
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 262
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,878
More on University District: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in University District comes in at 262 and the property crime per capita is 1,878 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,887
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 261
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,891
More on Windom Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Windom Park comes in at 261 and the property crime per capita is 1,891 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,899
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 176
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,189
More on Morris Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Morris Park comes in at 176 and the property crime per capita is 2,189 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Minneapolis

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

But as most Minnesota 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 Minneapolis For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Linden Hills 1,724
2 Waite Park 1,814
3 Kenny 1,968
4 Cedar-Isles-Dean 2,180
5 Hale 2,128
6 Armatage 2,413
7 Fulton 2,342
8 University District 2,140
9 Windom Park 2,152
10 Morris Park 2,365
11 Audubon Park 2,488
12 Diamond Lake 2,909
13 Minnehaha 2,606
14 Page 2,297
15 Lynnhurst 2,297
16 Cooper 3,288
17 St Anthony West 3,042
18 Ericsson 3,867
19 Fuller Tangletown 3,327
20 Kenwood 3,441
21 Lowry Hill 3,920
22 Logan Park 3,386
23 St Anthony East 3,222
24 Kingfield 3,534
25 Keewaydin 4,181
26 Standish 4,057
27 East Harriet 4,219
28 Shingle Creek 3,881
29 Windom 4,139
30 Victory 4,045
31 Bryn Mawr 4,249
32 Wenonah 3,915
33 Hiawatha 4,531
34 Howe 4,378
35 Sheridan 4,253
36 Field 4,604
37 Bottineau 4,620
38 Northrup 4,836
39 Willard Hay 4,694
40 Downtown West 4,920
41 Prospect Park 5,026
42 Columbia Park 4,945
43 Southeast Como 5,088
44 Lind-Bohanon 5,186
45 Holland 5,293
46 Marshall Terrace 5,314
47 Corcoran 5,332
48 Whittier 5,392
49 Phillips West 5,500
50 Calhoun 5,478
51 Sumner-Glenwood 5,709
52 Central 6,060
53 Bancroft 5,604
54 Cedar-Riverside 5,531
55 Seward 5,757
56 Bryant 6,034
57 Regina 5,974
58 Cleveland 6,464
59 Beltrami 5,930
60 Mckinley 6,157
61 Marcy Holmes 6,435
62 Powderhorn Park 6,058
63 Near North 6,533
64 Elliot Park 6,179
65 Loring Park 6,121
66 East Isles 7,854
67 Northeast Park 6,504
68 Stevens Square 6,597
69 Downtown East 10,810
70 Lowry Hill East 8,445
71 North Loop 7,892
72 Folwell 7,996
73 East Calhoun 11,760
74 Webber-Camden 7,896
75 East Bank-Nicollet Island 9,514
76 Ventura Village 8,397
77 East Phillips 8,497
78 Jordan 8,503
79 Lyndale 9,824
80 Harrison 9,588
81 Longfellow 13,019
82 Midtown Phillips 9,682
83 Hawthorne 13,915

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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