The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In St. Paul For 2020


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

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

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

In which St. Paul 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. Paul in 2020? That would be Highland. 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. Paul.

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

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How We Determined The Safest St. Paul 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. Paul.

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 17 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. Paul.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Highland.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 24,653
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 162
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,529
More on Highland: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Highland comes in at 162 and the property crime per capita is 1,529 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 19,204
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 101
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,616
More on Macalester-Groveland: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Macalester-Groveland comes in at 101 and the property crime per capita is 1,616 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 12,315
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 174
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,944
More on Como: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Como comes in at 174 and the property crime per capita is 1,944 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,895
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 152
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,698
More on Summit Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Summit Hill comes in at 152 and the property crime per capita is 2,698 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,648
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 260
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,794
More on Saint Anthony: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Saint Anthony comes in at 260 and the property crime per capita is 2,794 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,902
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 581
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,567
More on Midway: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Midway comes in at 581 and the property crime per capita is 2,567 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 28,325
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 594
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,575
More on Greater Eastside: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Greater Eastside comes in at 594 and the property crime per capita is 2,575 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 21,851
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 458
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,261
More on Battle Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Battle Creek comes in at 458 and the property crime per capita is 3,261 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,619
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 684
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,894
More on West Side: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in West Side comes in at 684 and the property crime per capita is 2,894 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,598
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 854
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,626
More on Summit-University: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Summit-University comes in at 854 and the property crime per capita is 3,626 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In St. Paul

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

But as most Minnesota 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. Paul For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Highland 1,691
2 Macalester-Groveland 1,717
3 Como 2,118
4 Summit Hill 2,850
5 Saint Anthony 3,054
6 Midway 3,148
7 Greater Eastside 3,169
8 Battle Creek 3,719
9 West Side 3,578
10 Summit-University 4,480
11 West 7th 4,722
12 North End 4,905
13 Merrlam Park 8,612
14 Dayton’s Bluff 4,948
15 Payne Phallen 4,960
16 Thomas Dale 6,561
17 Downtown 11,113

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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