The 10 Safest Bakersfield, CA Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Bakersfield neighborhoods are Hillcrest and Artisan for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Bakersfield For 2024

  1. Hillcrest
  2. Artisan
  3. Terra Vista
  4. Csu Bakersfield
  5. Tevis Ranch
  6. Southern Oaks
  7. Casa Loma
  8. Stockdale Estates
  9. The Oaks
  10. Stonegate

Which neighborhood is the safest in Bakersfield in 2024? That would be Hillcrest. 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield For 2024

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Population: 6,222
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 47
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,090
More on Hillcrest: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,098
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 73
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,368
More on Artisan: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 3,585
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 143
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,006
More on Terra Vista: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,266
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 207
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,609
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Population: 3,776
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 119
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,439
More on Tevis Ranch: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,611
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,342
More on Southern Oaks: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,455
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 452
Property Crime Per 100k: 704
More on Casa Loma: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,438
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 119
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,781
More on Stockdale Estates: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,384
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 58
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,029
More on The Oaks: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,785
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 221
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,496
More on Stonegate: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield.

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 39 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 Bakersfield.” We’re lookin’ at you, Hillcrest.

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

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 Bakersfield

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

The safest neighborhoods in Bakersfield are Hillcrest, Artisan, Terra Vista, Csu Bakersfield, Tevis Ranch, Southern Oaks, Casa Loma, Stockdale Estates, The Oaks, and Stonegate.

But as most California 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 Bakersfield are Rio Bravo, Lakeview, Eastridge Estates, Quailwood, and East Bakersfield.

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 Bakersfield For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hillcrest 1,137
2 Artisan 1,441
3 Terra Vista 2,149
4 Csu Bakersfield 1,816
5 Tevis Ranch 2,558
6 Southern Oaks 2,496
7 Casa Loma 1,156
8 Stockdale Estates 2,900
9 The Oaks 3,087
10 Stonegate 2,717
11 Castle Ranch 3,236
12 Riviera-Westchester 3,396
13 Silver Creek 3,718
14 The Seasons 4,202
15 Bakersfield Country Club 3,542
16 College Heights-Baker Street 3,250
17 Ridgeview Estates 4,047
18 Stone Meadows 4,769
19 Park Stockdale 5,293
20 Rexland Acres 5,341
21 Stockdale Greens 5,299
22 Haggin Oaks 5,685
23 Seven Oaks 6,567
24 Southgate 4,935
25 Oleander Sunset 5,796
26 Tyner Homes 5,993
27 Downtown 6,299
28 Laurelglen 7,991
29 Spice Tract 7,070
30 Benton Park 6,583
31 La Cresta-Altavista 9,024
32 Homaker Park 7,263
33 Sagepointe 9,043
34 Amberton 7,879
35 East Bakersfield 8,211
36 Quailwood 8,577
37 Eastridge Estates 9,771
38 Lakeview 12,265
39 Rio Bravo 12,701
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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