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
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 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.
The violent crime per 100K people in West End comes in at 154 and the property crime per capita is 1,600 for 2020.
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.
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 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 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.
The violent crime per 100K people in Gentilly Woods comes in at 387 and the property crime per capita is 1,665 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Navarre comes in at 349 and the property crime per capita is 1,785 for 2020.
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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