The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In New Orleans For 2020


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

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

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

In which New Orleans 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 New Orleans in 2020? That would be Lake Shore-Lake Vista. 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 New Orleans.

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

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How We Determined The Safest New Orleans 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 New Orleans.

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 68 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 New Orleans.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Lake Shore-Lake Vista.

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

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,957
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 149
Property Crime Per 100k: 947
More on Lake Shore-Lake Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

Lakeshore/Lake Vista is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. A subdistrict of the Lakeview District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Lake Pontchartrain to the north, Bayou St. John to the east, Robert E. Lee Boulevard to the south and Pontchartrain Boulevard and the New Basin Canal to the west. The neighborhood is composed of the Lakeshore and Lake Vista subdivisions, built on land reclaimed from Lake Pontchartrain. The Lakefront is a term sometimes used to name the larger neighborhood created by the Orleans Levee Board’s land reclamation initiative in early 20th century New Orleans; it includes Lakeshore and Lake Vista, as well as Lakeshore Drive, the lakefront park system, the University of New Orleans, Lake Terrace, and Lake Oaks.

The violent crime per 100K people in Lake Shore-Lake Vista comes in at 149 and the property crime per capita is 947 for 2020.

Audubon New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 16,424
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 210
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,382
More on Audubon: Homes For Sale | Data

Audubon is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Uptown/Carrollton Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: South Claiborne Avenue to the north, Jefferson Avenue to the east, the Mississippi River and Magazine Street to the south, and Lowerline Street to the west. The name Audubon comes from Audubon Park, one of the largest parks in the city, which is located in the southern portion of the district. The area is also known as the ‘University District,’ as it is also home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, as well as the former St. Marys Dominican College, and Newcomb College. The Audubon neighborhood was also the home of the original campus of Leland University. The section of the neighborhood upriver from Audubon Park incorporates what was the town of Greenville, Louisiana until it was annexed to New Orleans in the 19th century; locals still sometimes call that area ‘Greenville’.

The violent crime per 100K people in Audubon comes in at 210 and the property crime per capita is 1,382 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,058
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,600
More on West End: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in West End comes in at 154 and the property crime per capita is 1,600 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,068
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 358
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,438
More on Village De L’est: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Village De L’est comes in at 358 and the property crime per capita is 1,438 for 2020.

Algeirs Point New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,022
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 284
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,821
More on Algeirs Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Algiers Point is a location on the Lower Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. In river pilotage, Algiers Point is simply one of the many points of land around which the river flowsalbeit a significant one. Since the 1970s, the name Algiers Point has also referred to the neighborhood in the immediate vicinity of that point.

The violent crime per 100K people in Algeirs Point comes in at 284 and the property crime per capita is 1,821 for 2020.

Lakewood New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,812
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 244
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,833
More on Lakewood: Homes For Sale | Data

Lakewood is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Lakeview District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Veterans Memorial Boulevard to the north, Pontchartrain Boulevard and the Pontchartrain Expressway to the east, Last, Quince, Hamilton, Peach, Mistletoe, Dixon, Cherry and Palmetto Streets to the south and the 17th Street Canal to the west.

The violent crime per 100K people in Lakewood comes in at 244 and the property crime per capita is 1,833 for 2020.

Lakeview New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,015
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 123
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,010
More on Lakeview: Homes For Sale | Data

Lakeview is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Lakeview District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Robert E. Lee Boulevard to the north, Orleans Avenue to the east, Florida Boulevard, Canal Boulevard and I-610 to the south and Pontchartrain Boulevard to the west. Lakeview is sometimes used to describe the entire area bounded by Lake Pontchartrain to the north, the Orleans Avenue Canal to the east, City Park Avenue to the south and the 17th Street Canal to the west. This larger definition includes the West End, Lakewood and Navarre neighborhoods, as well as the Lakefront neighborhoods of Lakeshore and Lake Vista.

The violent crime per 100K people in Lakeview comes in at 123 and the property crime per capita is 2,010 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,156
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 387
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,665
More on Gentilly Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Gentilly Woods comes in at 387 and the property crime per capita is 1,665 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,902
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 349
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,785
More on Navarre: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Navarre comes in at 349 and the property crime per capita is 1,785 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,504
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 359
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,822
More on Uptown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Uptown comes in at 359 and the property crime per capita is 1,822 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In New Orleans

Looking at the data, you can tell that Lake Shore-Lake Vista is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Louisiana 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 New Orleans For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Lake Shore-Lake Vista 1,096
2 Audubon 1,592
3 West End 1,754
4 Village De L’est 1,796
5 Algeirs Point 2,105
6 Lakewood 2,077
7 Lakeview 2,133
8 Gentilly Woods 2,052
9 Navarre 2,134
10 Uptown 2,181
11 Central Business District 2,146
12 French Quarter 2,146
13 Black Pearl 2,246
14 New Aurora-English Turn 2,145
15 Old Aurora 2,200
16 East Riverside 2,248
17 East Carollton 2,349
18 Read Blvd West 2,399
19 Marlyville-Fontainebleau 2,456
20 West Riverside 2,687
21 Fillmore 2,938
22 Pontchartrain Park 2,865
23 Milneburg 3,029
24 Saint Anthony 3,051
25 Garden District 3,156
26 Fairgrounds 3,073
27 Bayou Saint John 3,304
28 Irish Channel 3,316
29 Gentilly Terrace 3,469
30 Saint Bernard Area 3,704
31 Little Woods 3,599
32 Tall Timbers-Brechtel 3,710
33 City Park 4,307
34 Broadmoor 4,233
35 Touro 4,312
36 Plum Orchard 4,058
37 Dillard 4,512
38 Lake Terrace And Oaks 4,526
39 Holly Grove 4,332
40 Mcdonogh 4,524
41 Lower Garden District 5,028
42 Leonidas 5,116
43 Read Blvd East 4,914
44 Milan 5,300
45 Dixon 5,672
46 Fischer Dev 5,579
47 Freret 5,813
48 Us Naval Base 5,681
49 Whitney 5,833
50 Behrman 6,006
51 Mid-City 6,120
52 Bywater 7,847
53 Saint Thomas 7,210
54 Holy Cross 7,245
55 West Lake Forest 7,601
56 Lower 9th Ward 7,603
57 Marigny 8,212
58 Viavant-Venetian Isles 8,192
59 Desire 8,584
60 Florida 8,303
61 Gert Town 9,188
62 Pines Village 9,266
63 Saint Roch 9,685
64 Seventh Ward 10,018
65 Saint Claude 10,119
66 Central City 10,786
67 Tulane-Gravier 13,588
68 Treme’ Lafitte 13,769

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.

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