The 10 Safest Arlington, VA Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Arlington neighborhoods are Woodmont and Riverwood for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Safest Neighborhoods In Arlington
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Every city has safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhhods. We believe you should know which neighborhoods in Arlington are the safest before you move.

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 Arlington. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

What Arlington neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list.

The Safest Neighborhoods In Arlington For 2024

  1. Woodmont
  2. Riverwood
  3. Rivercrest
  4. Bellevue Forest
  5. Lyon Village
  6. Dover Crystal
  7. Stafford Albemarle Glebe
  8. Chain Bridge Forest
  9. North Rosslyn
  10. Donaldson Run

Which neighborhood is the safest in Arlington in 2024? That would be Woodmont. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top , scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Arlington neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Arlington For 2024

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Population: 782
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 315
More on Woodmont: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 213
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 315
More on Riverwood: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 251
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 48
Property Crime Per 100k: 331
More on Rivercrest: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 894
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 48
Property Crime Per 100k: 331
More on Bellevue Forest: Data | Real Estate

Lyon Village Arlington, VA

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Population: 4,308
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 48
Property Crime Per 100k: 335
More on Lyon Village: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 487
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 52
Property Crime Per 100k: 364
More on Dover Crystal: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 378
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 62
Property Crime Per 100k: 430
More on Stafford Albemarle Glebe: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 221
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 62
Property Crime Per 100k: 430
More on Chain Bridge Forest: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,808
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 65
Property Crime Per 100k: 456
More on North Rosslyn: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,382
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 67
Property Crime Per 100k: 468
More on Donaldson Run: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Arlington Hoods In 2024

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can look at the unbiased raw data. We choose data.

Instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we used Saturday Night Science to analyze the numbers from the FBI’s most recent crime report for every neighborhood in Arlington.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhood’s property and violent crimes per capita. We used the following criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 53 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

Finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the “Safest City Neighborhood In Arlington.” We’re lookin’ at you, Woodmont.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our fourth time ranking the safest neighborhoods in Arlington.

Skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city, from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Arlington

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

The safest neighborhoods in Arlington are Woodmont, Riverwood, Rivercrest, Bellevue Forest, Lyon Village, Dover Crystal, Stafford Albemarle Glebe, Chain Bridge Forest, North Rosslyn, and Donaldson Run.

But as most Virginia residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

The most dangerous neighborhoods in Arlington are Columbia Heights West, Forest Glen, Columbia Forest, Columbia Heghts, and Penrose.

We ranked the neighborhoods from safest to most dangerous in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Arlington For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Woodmont 360
2 Riverwood 360
3 Rivercrest 378
4 Bellevue Forest 378
5 Lyon Village 383
6 Dover Crystal 416
7 Stafford Albemarle Glebe 491
8 Chain Bridge Forest 491
9 North Rosslyn 522
10 Donaldson Run 535
11 Waycroft-Woodlawn 634
12 Maywood 639
13 Yorktown 640
14 Old Diminion 654
15 Cherrydale 663
16 Tara-Leeway Heights 673
17 Williamsburg 696
18 Leeway 723
19 Highland Park-Overlee Knolls 748
20 Arlington-East Falls 766
21 Lyon Park 782
22 Westover Village 783
23 Bluemont 822
24 Waverly Hills 830
25 Arlington Ridge 837
26 North Highland 842
27 Boulevard Manor 867
28 Dominion Hills 869
29 Ashton Heights 880
30 High View Park 883
31 Arlington Heights 922
32 Ballston-Virginia Square 924
33 Arlington Forest 925
34 Radnor-Ft Myer Heights 952
35 Colonial Village 953
36 Arlington View 961
37 Clarendon-Courthouse 974
38 Fairlington-Shirlington 990
39 Alcova Heights 1,004
40 Aurora Highlands 1,032
41 Barcroft 1,046
42 Long Branch Creek 1,061
43 Claremont 1,097
44 Nauck 1,110
45 Foxcroft Heights 1,122
46 Buckingham 1,135
47 Glencarlyn 1,184
48 Douglas Park 1,208
49 Penrose 1,236
50 Columbia Heghts 1,243
51 Columbia Forest 1,249
52 Forest Glen 1,331
53 Columbia Heights West 1,427
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.

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