The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Tempe For 2020


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

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

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

In which Tempe 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 Tempe in 2020? That would be Camelot Village. 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 Tempe.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Tempe 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 Tempe.

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 50 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 Tempe.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Camelot Village.

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

Camelot Village Tempe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,544
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 41
Property Crime Per 100k: 248
More on Camelot Village: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Camelot Village comes in at 41 and the property crime per capita is 248 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 985
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 87
Property Crime Per 100k: 647
More on Optimist Park Se: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Optimist Park Se comes in at 87 and the property crime per capita is 647 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,124
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 95
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,134
More on Dava-Lakeshore: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Dava-Lakeshore comes in at 95 and the property crime per capita is 1,134 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 768
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 194
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,328
More on Ntna-Canal Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Ntna-Canal Park comes in at 194 and the property crime per capita is 1,328 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,308
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 212
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,316
More on Optimist Park Ne: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Optimist Park Ne comes in at 212 and the property crime per capita is 1,316 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 583
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 190
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,648
More on Tally Ho Farms: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Tally Ho Farms comes in at 190 and the property crime per capita is 1,648 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,122
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 114
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,875
More on Optimist Park Sw: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Optimist Park Sw comes in at 114 and the property crime per capita is 1,875 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,619
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 231
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,429
More on Baseline-Hardy: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Baseline-Hardy comes in at 231 and the property crime per capita is 1,429 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,972
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 184
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,810
More on Cyprus Southwest: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Cyprus Southwest comes in at 184 and the property crime per capita is 1,810 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 362
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 198
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,721
More on Duskfire Ii: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Duskfire Ii comes in at 198 and the property crime per capita is 1,721 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Tempe

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

But as most Arizona 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 Tempe For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Camelot Village 289
2 Optimist Park Se 734
3 Dava-Lakeshore 1,229
4 Ntna-Canal Park 1,522
5 Optimist Park Ne 1,528
6 Tally Ho Farms 1,838
7 Optimist Park Sw 1,989
8 Baseline-Hardy 1,660
9 Cyprus Southwest 1,994
10 Duskfire Ii 1,920
11 Evergreen 2,242
12 Sandahl 2,222
13 Shalimar 2,786
14 Optimist Park Nw 2,015
15 Mitchell Park East 2,217
16 Warner Estates 3,012
17 Broadmor 2,784
18 Brentwood-Cavalier 2,766
19 Gililland 2,997
20 Alameda-Campus 3,219
21 University Park 2,353
22 Kyrene-Superstition 2,934
23 Tempe Royal Estates 3,004
24 Ntna-College 3,036
25 Sunburst Farms 4,233
26 Estate La Colina 3,481
27 Marilyn Ann 3,254
28 Meyer Park 4,069
29 Pepperwood 4,202
30 Rural-Geneva 5,204
31 Alegre Community 3,824
32 Wood Park 4,440
33 Mach 8 5,217
34 Escalante 4,261
35 Kiwanis Park 5,976
36 Mitchell Park West 5,263
37 Ntna-Cavalier Hills 6,728
38 Clark Park 6,876
39 Holdeman 6,204
40 Ntna-West Rio 6,965
41 Hughes Acres 8,185
42 Daley Park 8,157
43 Ntna-Indian Bend 7,323
44 University Estates 8,382
45 Hudson Manor 7,355
46 Bell De Mar Crossing 8,034
47 Riverside 8,885
48 Knoell Gardens 12,496
49 Maple-Ash 10,883
50 University Heights 14,548

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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