The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Santa Ana For 2020


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

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

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

In which Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana in 2020? That would be Riverview West. 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 Santa Ana.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana.

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 56 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 Santa Ana.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Riverview West.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 36,625
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 189
Property Crime Per 100k: 453
More on Riverview West: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Riverview West comes in at 189 and the property crime per capita is 453 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 11,887
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 145
Property Crime Per 100k: 637
More on Memorial Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Memorial Park comes in at 145 and the property crime per capita is 637 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,360
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 206
Property Crime Per 100k: 557
More on Madison Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Madison Park comes in at 206 and the property crime per capita is 557 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 11,989
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 144
Property Crime Per 100k: 680
More on Eastside: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Eastside comes in at 144 and the property crime per capita is 680 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,221
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 131
Property Crime Per 100k: 771
More on Artesia Pilar: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Artesia Pilar comes in at 131 and the property crime per capita is 771 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,292
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 274
Property Crime Per 100k: 694
More on Sunwood Central: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Sunwood Central comes in at 274 and the property crime per capita is 694 for 2020.

Floral Park Santa Ana, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,619
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 195
Property Crime Per 100k: 836
More on Floral Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Floral Park comes in at 195 and the property crime per capita is 836 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,569
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 137
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,205
More on Santa Anita: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Santa Anita comes in at 137 and the property crime per capita is 1,205 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,744
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 461
Property Crime Per 100k: 545
More on Riverview: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Riverview comes in at 461 and the property crime per capita is 545 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,797
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 292
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,251
More on West Floral Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in West Floral Park comes in at 292 and the property crime per capita is 1,251 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Santa Ana

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

But as most California 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 Santa Ana For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Riverview West 642
2 Memorial Park 782
3 Madison Park 763
4 Eastside 824
5 Artesia Pilar 902
6 Sunwood Central 968
7 Floral Park 1,032
8 Santa Anita 1,342
9 Riverview 1,006
10 West Floral Park 1,544
11 Flower Park 1,650
12 Sandpointe 1,650
13 Morning Sunwood 1,685
14 Portola Park 1,703
15 Fairbridge Square 1,839
16 New Horizons 1,272
17 Metro Classic 1,876
18 Republic Homes 1,891
19 Laurelhurst 1,115
20 Centennial Park 1,797
21 Pico-Lowell 2,016
22 Bristol Memory 2,001
23 Morrison-Eldridge Par 2,001
24 Park Santiago 1,439
25 Washington Square 2,041
26 Thornton Park 2,114
27 Bristol-Warner 1,898
28 West Grove Valley 2,190
29 Concord 2,198
30 South Coast 2,348
31 Edna Park 2,430
32 Grand Sunrise 2,432
33 Mabury Park 2,449
34 Shadow Run 2,473
35 Delhi 2,509
36 Wilshire Square 2,727
37 Valley Adams 2,794
38 Mid-City 2,898
39 Cedar Evergreen 2,973
40 Central City 2,981
41 Riverglen 7,733
42 Saddleback View 3,008
43 Fairhaven 3,218
44 Mar-Les 3,136
45 Meredith Parkwood 2,960
46 Logan 3,157
47 Santa Ana Triangle 3,335
48 French Park 3,356
49 Lyon Street 3,392
50 Northwest 3,511
51 Lacy 3,522
52 French Court 3,536
53 Bella Vista 3,563
54 Cornerstone Village 4,126
55 Heninger Park 4,864
56 Windsor Village 14,325

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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