We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Anchorage 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 Anchorage. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Anchorage 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 Anchorage in 2020? That would be Hillside East. 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 Anchorage.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Anchorage neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Anchorage that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Anchorage.
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How We Determined The Safest Anchorage 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 Anchorage.
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 33 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 Anchorage.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Hillside East.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Anchorage. 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 Anchorage For 2020
The violent crime per 100K people in Hillside East comes in at 481 and the property crime per capita is 2,166 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in South Addition comes in at 481 and the property crime per capita is 2,166 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Rabbit Creek comes in at 481 and the property crime per capita is 2,166 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Huffman-O’malley comes in at 590 and the property crime per capita is 2,653 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in South Fork comes in at 745 and the property crime per capita is 3,355 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Rogers Park comes in at 860 and the property crime per capita is 3,871 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Birchwood comes in at 866 and the property crime per capita is 3,897 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Tudor Area comes in at 947 and the property crime per capita is 4,261 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Girdwood comes in at 982 and the property crime per capita is 4,421 for 2020.
Eagle River is a community within the Municipality of Anchorage situated on the Eagle River for which it is named, between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Chugach State Park in the Chugach Mountains. Its ZIP code is 99577. If Eagle River were not part of the Municipality of Anchorage, it would be classified as one of the five largest cities in Alaska.
The violent crime per 100K people in Eagle River Valley comes in at 984 and the property crime per capita is 4,430 for 2020.
Summing Up The Safest Places In Anchorage
Looking at the data, you can tell that Hillside East is as safe as they come, according to science and data.
But as most Alaska 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 Anchorage For 2020
|Rank||Neighborhood||Crime Per 100K|
|10||Eagle River Valley||5,415|
|30||Russian Jack Park||8,687|