The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In New York For 2020


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

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

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

In which New York 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 York in 2020? That would be Ardon Heights. 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 York.

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

For more New York reading, check out:

How We Determined The Safest New York 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 York.

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 122 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 York.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Ardon Heights.

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

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 23,582
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 75
Property Crime Per 100k: 267
More on Ardon Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Ardon Heights comes in at 75 and the property crime per capita is 267 for 2020.

Rossville New York, NY

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 10,650
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 92
Property Crime Per 100k: 296
More on Rossville: Homes For Sale | Data

Rossville is a neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, on the island’s South Shore. It is located to the north of Woodrow, to the west of Arden Heights, and to the south and east of the Arthur Kill.

The violent crime per 100K people in Rossville comes in at 92 and the property crime per capita is 296 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 17,149
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 117
Property Crime Per 100k: 436
More on Great Kills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Great Kills comes in at 117 and the property crime per capita is 436 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 9,310
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 144
Property Crime Per 100k: 242
More on Woodrow: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Woodrow comes in at 144 and the property crime per capita is 242 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 9,989
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 104
Property Crime Per 100k: 469
More on Annandale: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Annandale comes in at 104 and the property crime per capita is 469 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,501
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 122
Property Crime Per 100k: 445
More on Prince’s Bay: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Prince’s Bay comes in at 122 and the property crime per capita is 445 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,608
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 147
Property Crime Per 100k: 380
More on Huguenot: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Huguenot comes in at 147 and the property crime per capita is 380 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,729
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 128
Property Crime Per 100k: 573
More on Ettingville: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Ettingville comes in at 128 and the property crime per capita is 573 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 28,704
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 127
Property Crime Per 100k: 593
More on Clearview: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Clearview comes in at 127 and the property crime per capita is 593 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 75,376
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 177
Property Crime Per 100k: 510
More on Queensboro Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Queensboro Hill comes in at 177 and the property crime per capita is 510 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In New York

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

But as most New York 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 York For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Ardon Heights 342
2 Rossville 388
3 Great Kills 553
4 Woodrow 386
5 Annandale 573
6 Prince’s Bay 567
7 Huguenot 527
8 Ettingville 701
9 Clearview 720
10 Queensboro Hill 687
11 Westerleigh-Castleton 726
12 Carnegie Hill 841
13 North Sutton Area 855
14 Dyker Heights 818
15 Central Park 795
16 Whitestone 795
17 Garment District 795
18 Todt Hill 850
19 Auburndale 920
20 Borough Park 866
21 Charlestown-Richmond Valley 970
22 Middle Village 1,001
23 South Beach 975
24 Utopia 982
25 Douglastown-Little Neck 1,019
26 Forest Hills 1,036
27 Rosebank 1,043
28 Bensonhurst 1,001
29 Laurelton 1,073
30 City Island 1,119
31 Riverdale 1,223
32 Nkew Gardens 1,118
33 Battery Park 1,250
34 Cobble Hill 1,363
35 Woodside 1,146
36 Midland Beach 1,182
37 Gravesend-Sheepshead Bay 1,217
38 Spuyten Duyvil 1,439
39 Baychester 1,214
40 Mapleton-Flatlands 1,255
41 Oakwood 1,306
42 Park Slope 1,384
43 College Point 1,310
44 Glendale 1,383
45 Queens Village 1,331
46 Saintalbans 1,331
47 Bay Ridge 1,461
48 Woodhaven-Richmond Hill 1,397
49 Maspeth 1,526
50 Tottensville 1,561
51 Bloomfield-Chelsea-Travis 1,537
52 Eastchester 1,520
53 Corona 1,526
54 Richmondtown 1,694
55 Ridgewood 1,555
56 Inwood 1,531
57 Sunset Park 1,545
58 Canarsie 1,620
59 Country Club 1,662
60 Springfield Gardens 1,573
61 Washington Heights 1,691
62 Steinway 1,722
63 Upper East Side 1,816
64 Williams Bridge 1,671
65 Throggs Neck 1,741
66 Bedford Park 1,774
67 Sunny Side 1,775
68 Morningside Heights 1,795
69 Carroll Gardens 1,917
70 Upper West Side 2,004
71 Hamilton Heights 1,838
72 Greenwood 1,893
73 The Rockaways 1,876
74 Mariners Harbor 1,937
75 Parkchester 1,945
76 Morris Park 1,949
77 Astoria-Long Island City 1,972
78 Jamaica 2,071
79 University Heights 2,107
80 Jackson Heights 2,042
81 Morris Heights 2,135
82 Woodlawn-Nordwood 2,243
83 Soundview 2,173
84 Clifton 2,177
85 Williamsburg 2,226
86 Union Port 2,128
87 Bushwick 2,174
88 New Brighton 2,224
89 Clinton 2,295
90 Little Italy 3,117
91 Howland Hook 2,294
92 Kings Bridge 2,731
93 Brownsville 2,432
94 Flushing 2,623
95 Fort Green 2,401
96 Wakefield-Williamsbridge 2,384
97 Yorkville 2,459
98 Port Richmond 2,456
99 Gramercy 3,242
100 Tremont 2,508
101 East Village 2,865
102 Bedford-Stuyvesant 2,513
103 Lower East Side 2,726
104 Murray Hill 3,538
105 South Bronx 2,646
106 Chelsea 3,622
107 Harlem 2,828
108 East Brooklyn 2,832
109 Financial District 4,284
110 Boerum Hill 3,659
111 High Bridge 3,086
112 Fordham 3,091
113 West Village 3,736
114 Greenwich Village 5,018
115 Tribeca 5,138
116 Soho 8,082
117 East Harlem 3,943
118 Hunts Point 3,944
119 Chinatown 4,125
120 Mott Haven 4,485
121 Midtown 8,520
122 Downtown 13,209

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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