The 10 Safest Baltimore, MD Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Baltimore.
Safest Neighborhoods In Baltimore

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

In which Baltimore 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 Baltimore in 2021? That would be Cheswolde Area. 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 Baltimore.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Baltimore Hoods In 2021

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 Baltimore.

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 54 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 Baltimore." We're lookin' at you, Cheswolde Area.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Baltimore. 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 Baltimore For 2021

Cheswolde Area Baltimore, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,433
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 241
Property Crime Per 100k: 987
More on Cheswolde Area: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 20,729
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 815
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,633
More on Upper Northwood: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 24,827
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 592
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,861
More on Chinquapin Park-Belvedere: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,535
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 723
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,724
More on Inner Harbor: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 16,535
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 478
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,024
More on Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 14,467
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 852
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,813
More on Westgate: Homes For Sale | Data

Riverside Baltimore, MD

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 9,001
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 674
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,440
More on Riverside: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,686
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 915
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,337
More on Lower Northwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Locust Point Baltimore, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,917
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 809
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,762
More on Locust Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,911
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,325
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,799
More on Wakefield: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Baltimore

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

But as most Maryland 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 Baltimore For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Cheswolde Area 1,238
2 Upper Northwood 2,438
3 Chinquapin Park-Belvedere 2,443
4 Inner Harbor 2,468
5 Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford 2,492
6 Westgate 2,625
7 Riverside 3,114
8 Lower Northwood 3,222
9 Locust Point 3,571
10 Wakefield 3,134
11 Franklintown 3,413
12 Hunting Ridge 3,612
13 Hamilton Area 3,654
14 Greater Mount Washington 3,776
15 Glen-Fallstaff Area 3,909
16 Howard Park 3,942
17 Cedonia 3,994
18 Winsor Hills 4,412
19 Govans 4,459
20 Belaire-Edison 4,506
21 Hampden-Woodberry-Remington 4,747
22 Forest Park 4,820
23 Canton 5,371
24 Reservoir Hill-Bolton Hill Area 5,345
25 Park Heights 5,166
26 Lakeland 5,290
27 Monument Street Area 5,596
28 Federal Hill 5,667
29 Grove Park 5,752
30 Old Town Area 5,555
31 Beechfielf-Irvington Area 5,903
32 Bayview Area 6,164
33 Orangeville 6,362
34 Downtown 6,473
35 Midway-Coldstream 6,628
36 Fells Point 6,883
37 Patterson Park East 7,606
38 Mondawin-Walbrook Area 7,124
39 Greater Rosemont 7,101
40 Charles Village 7,575
41 Cherry Hill 7,851
42 Greenmount East 8,830
43 Brooklyn-Curtis Bay 9,173
44 Morrell Park 9,381
45 Berea Area 9,135
46 Pulaski 9,559
47 Madison-Eastend 9,958
48 Highlandtown 9,559
49 Dundalk Cityside 10,105
50 Fairfield Area 9,872
51 Jonestown 10,819
52 Pimlico 11,836
53 West Baltimore 10,615
54 Hopkins-Middle East 10,955

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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