The 10 Safest Austin, TX Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Austin neighborhoods are Downtown and Rosedale for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Safest Neighborhoods In Austin
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Every city has safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhhods. We believe you should know which neighborhoods in Austin 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 Austin. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Austin For 2024

  1. Downtown
  2. Rosedale
  3. Windsor Road
  4. Crestview
  5. North University
  6. Hyde Park
  7. University Of Texas
  8. East Cesar Chavez
  9. Triangle State
  10. Allandale

Which neighborhood is the safest in Austin in 2024? That would be Downtown. 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 Austin 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 Austin For 2024

Downtown Austin, TX

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Population: 12,436
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 187
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,452
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Rosedale Austin, TX

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Population: 6,179
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 305
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,192
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Population: 5,510
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 373
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,066
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Crestview Austin, TX

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Population: 6,739
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 291
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,542
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Population: 4,338
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 339
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,704
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Population: 5,833
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 435
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,404
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Population: 9,719
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 266
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,863
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Population: 3,639
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 438
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,403
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Population: 1,820
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 484
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,763
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Population: 10,127
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 344
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,309
More on Allandale: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Austin 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 Austin.

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 60 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 Austin.” We’re lookin’ at you, Downtown.

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

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 Austin

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

The safest neighborhoods in Austin are Downtown, Rosedale, Windsor Road, Crestview, North University, Hyde Park, University Of Texas, East Cesar Chavez, Triangle State, and Allandale.

But as most Texas 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 Austin are Bouldin, Riverside, Mlk, Heritage Hills, and Georgian Acres.

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 Austin For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Downtown 1,639
2 Rosedale 3,497
3 Windsor Road 3,439
4 Crestview 3,833
5 North University 4,043
6 Hyde Park 3,839
7 University Of Texas 4,129
8 East Cesar Chavez 3,840
9 Triangle State 4,247
10 Allandale 4,653
11 Holly 4,267
12 Barton Hills 5,537
13 Brentwood 4,726
14 Garrison Park 4,802
15 Windsor Hills 5,194
16 Galindo 5,949
17 West University 6,269
18 Saint Johns 6,002
19 Old West Austin 6,516
20 South Manchaca 5,716
21 South Lamar 6,130
22 Mckinney 6,117
23 Chestnut 6,459
24 South River City 6,785
25 Franklin Park 6,303
26 Wooten 6,613
27 North Shoal Creek 7,456
28 Zilker 7,364
29 Pleasant Valley 6,529
30 Upper Boggy Creek 7,667
31 West Congress 8,102
32 West Gate 8,116
33 Johnston Terrace 7,695
34 Martin Luther King-Hwy 183 8,250
35 Highland 8,590
36 Southeast 9,003
37 Pecan Springs Springdale 7,969
38 North Lamar 8,674
39 Rmma 10,348
40 North Austin 8,467
41 Parker Lane 8,697
42 Rosewood 8,161
43 Hancock 10,328
44 Central East Austin 10,542
45 University Hills 9,364
46 Montopolis 9,434
47 Coronado Hills 10,432
48 Sweet Briar 10,626
49 Windsor Park 9,879
50 North Loop 11,965
51 Saint Edwards 13,009
52 Govalle 10,929
53 Dawson 11,868
54 North Burnett 14,273
55 East Congress 12,091
56 Georgian Acres 10,925
57 Heritage Hills 13,503
58 Mlk 12,941
59 Riverside 13,530
60 Bouldin 13,973
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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