The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Newark For 2020


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

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

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

In which Newark 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 Newark in 2020? That would be South Ironbound. 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 Newark.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Newark 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 Newark.

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 20 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 Newark.’ We’re lookin’ at you, South Ironbound.

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

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,225
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 891
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,379
More on South Ironbound: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Ironbound comes in at 891 and the property crime per capita is 2,379 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 43,436
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 940
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,511
More on North Ironbound: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in North Ironbound comes in at 940 and the property crime per capita is 2,511 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,181
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 978
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,613
More on Lower Vailsburg: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Lower Vailsburg comes in at 978 and the property crime per capita is 2,613 for 2020.

Weequahic Newark, NJ

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,878
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 984
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,629
More on Weequahic: Homes For Sale | Data

Weequahic is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Part of the South Ward, it is separated from Clinton Hill by Hawthorne Avenue on the north, and bordered by the city of Irvington on the west, Newark Liberty International Airport and Dayton on the east, and Hillside Township and the city of Elizabeth on the south.

The violent crime per 100K people in Weequahic comes in at 984 and the property crime per capita is 2,629 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 22,701
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 984
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,630
More on Forest Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Forest Hill is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is a pre-World War II neighborhood in the North Ward. It is bounded on the west by Branch Brook Park, on the south by Bloomfield Avenue, and on the east by both Summer and Mt. Prospect Avenues, the neighborhood of Broadway. The neighborhood’s ZIP code is 07104.

The violent crime per 100K people in Forest Hill comes in at 984 and the property crime per capita is 2,630 for 2020.

Upper Roseville Newark, NJ

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,368
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,031
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,753
More on Upper Roseville: Homes For Sale | Data

Roseville is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It borders Bloomfield and East Orange. To the neighborhood’s immediate east is the Newark City Subway and Branch Brook Park. Roseville is divided into Upper Roseville north of 3rd Ave and Lower Roseville south of 3rd Ave.

The violent crime per 100K people in Upper Roseville comes in at 1,031 and the property crime per capita is 2,753 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 14,689
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,045
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,793
More on Upper Vailsburg: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Upper Vailsburg comes in at 1,045 and the property crime per capita is 2,793 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,389
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,060
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,833
More on Central Business District: Homes For Sale | Data

Downtown Newark, officially known as the Central Business District, is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Downtown Newark is Newark’s central business, retail, and cultural district and the largest such district in New Jersey. It is located at a bend in the Passaic River.

The violent crime per 100K people in Central Business District comes in at 1,060 and the property crime per capita is 2,833 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,921
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,078
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,879
More on North Broadway: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in North Broadway comes in at 1,078 and the property crime per capita is 2,879 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,987
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,125
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,006
More on Upper Clinton Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Upper Clinton Hill comes in at 1,125 and the property crime per capita is 3,006 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Newark

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

But as most New Jersey 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 Newark For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South Ironbound 3,270
2 North Ironbound 3,451
3 Lower Vailsburg 3,591
4 Weequahic 3,614
5 Forest Hill 3,614
6 Upper Roseville 3,784
7 Upper Vailsburg 3,838
8 Central Business District 3,893
9 North Broadway 3,956
10 Upper Clinton Hill 4,132
11 Lower Clinton Hill 4,186
12 University Heights 4,206
13 Fairmuont 4,221
14 Mount Pleasant 4,242
15 Seventh Avenue 4,257
16 West Side 4,335
17 South Broad Street 4,528
18 Lower Roseville 4,541
19 Dayton-Weequahic Park 4,542
20 Springfield-Belmont 4,854

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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