The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In St. Louis For 2020


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

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

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

In which St. Louis 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 St. Louis in 2020? That would be Hi-Pointe. 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 St. Louis.

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

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How We Determined The Safest St. Louis 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 St. Louis.

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 78 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 St. Louis.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Hi-Pointe.

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

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,160
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 151
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,634
More on Hi-Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hi-Pointe comes in at 151 and the property crime per capita is 1,634 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,620
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 185
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,979
More on Princeton Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Princeton Heights comes in at 185 and the property crime per capita is 1,979 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,951
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 222
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,247
More on Ellendale: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Ellendale comes in at 222 and the property crime per capita is 2,247 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,624
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 537
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,875
More on Clifton Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Clifton Heights comes in at 537 and the property crime per capita is 1,875 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,066
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 309
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,426
More on Saint Louis Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Saint Louis Hills comes in at 309 and the property crime per capita is 2,426 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,205
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 180
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,662
More on Missouri Botanical Garden: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Missouri Botanical Garden comes in at 180 and the property crime per capita is 2,662 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,733
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 451
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,319
More on South Hampton: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in South Hampton comes in at 451 and the property crime per capita is 2,319 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,805
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 553
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,094
More on Boulevard Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Boulevard Heights comes in at 553 and the property crime per capita is 2,094 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,741
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 434
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,459
More on Lindenwood Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Lindenwood Park comes in at 434 and the property crime per capita is 2,459 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 665
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 326
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,216
More on Wydown-Skinker: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Wydown-Skinker comes in at 326 and the property crime per capita is 3,216 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In St. Louis

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

But as most Missouri 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 St. Louis For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hi-Pointe 1,785
2 Princeton Heights 2,164
3 Ellendale 2,469
4 Clifton Heights 2,412
5 Saint Louis Hills 2,735
6 Missouri Botanical Garden 2,842
7 South Hampton 2,770
8 Boulevard Heights 2,647
9 Lindenwood Park 2,893
10 Wydown-Skinker 3,542
11 North Hampton 3,107
12 Shaw 3,469
13 Oarondelet Park 3,711
14 Kosciusko 4,175
15 Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery 3,859
16 Downtown West 4,229
17 North Point 4,406
18 Holly Hills 4,565
19 Clayton-Tamm 4,659
20 Botanical Heights 4,760
21 Franz Park 4,968
22 Bevo Mill 4,620
23 Benton Park 4,918
24 Compton Heights 5,083
25 Riverview 5,008
26 Tower Grove South 4,981
27 Lewis Place 5,259
28 Southwest Garden 5,349
29 Lafayette Square 5,493
30 Skinker-Debaliviere 5,368
31 Near North Riverfront 5,592
32 Carondelet 6,297
33 The Gate District 6,601
34 Dutchtown 6,583
35 The Hill 6,756
36 Vandeventer 6,653
37 Forest Park Southeast 6,705
38 Central West End 7,032
39 Walnut Park East 6,853
40 Fox Park 7,164
41 Penrose 7,085
42 Downtown 7,560
43 Saint Louis Place 7,582
44 Kingsway East 7,588
45 Tower Grove East 7,846
46 Cheltenham 8,727
47 Benton Park West 8,108
48 Patch 8,268
49 The Greater Ville 8,107
50 West End 8,508
51 Covenant Blu-Grand Center 8,645
52 Kings Oak 8,704
53 Kingsway West 8,726
54 College Hill 8,754
55 La Salle 9,340
56 Mount Pleasant 9,124
57 Visitation Park 9,549
58 Marine Villa 9,301
59 Midtown 10,398
60 Mckinley Heights 9,710
61 Walnut Park West 9,707
62 Debaliviere Place 10,691
63 Gravois Park 9,711
64 Mark Twain 9,732
65 Hamilton Heights 9,789
66 The Ville 9,805
67 Academy 10,029
68 Jeffvanderlou 10,119
69 Soulard 11,133
70 Tiffany 10,965
71 Hyde Park 12,099
72 Wells-Goodfellow 11,728
73 Fountain Park 12,622
74 Baden 12,328
75 Peabody-Darst-Webbe 12,367
76 Fairground Neighborhood 12,998
77 North Riverfront 13,189
78 Old North Saint Louis 13,144

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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