The 10 Safest Baltimore, MD Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Baltimore neighborhoods are Cheswolde Area and Upper Northwood for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Baltimore For 2024

  1. Cheswolde Area
  2. Upper Northwood
  3. Inner Harbor
  4. Chinquapin Park-Belvedere
  5. Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford
  6. Westgate
  7. Riverside
  8. Lower Northwood
  9. Wakefield
  10. Locust Point

Which neighborhood is the safest in Baltimore in 2024? 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 dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top , scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Baltimore 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 Baltimore For 2024

Cheswolde Area Baltimore, MD

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Population: 12,433
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 251
Property Crime Per 100k: 987
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Population: 20,729
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 795
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,633
More on Upper Northwood: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 3,706
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 743
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,724
More on Inner Harbor: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,222
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 572
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,861
More on Chinquapin Park-Belvedere: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 16,535
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 468
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,024
More on Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,948
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 832
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,813
More on Westgate: Data | Real Estate

Riverside Baltimore, MD

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Population: 4,709
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 664
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,440
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Population: 13,686
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 895
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,337
More on Lower Northwood: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,529
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,325
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,799
More on Wakefield: Data | Real Estate

Locust Point Baltimore, MD

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Population: 298
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 829
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,762
More on Locust Point: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Baltimore 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 Baltimore.

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 54 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 Baltimore.” We’re lookin’ at you, Cheswolde Area.

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

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 Baltimore

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

The safest neighborhoods in Baltimore are Cheswolde Area, Upper Northwood, Inner Harbor, Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford, Westgate, Riverside, Lower Northwood, Wakefield, and Locust Point.

But as most Maryland 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 Baltimore are Hopkins-Middle East, West Baltimore, Pimlico, Jonestown, and Fairfield Area.

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 Baltimore For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Cheswolde Area 1,238
2 Upper Northwood 2,428
3 Inner Harbor 2,468
4 Chinquapin Park-Belvedere 2,433
5 Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford 2,492
6 Westgate 2,645
7 Riverside 3,104
8 Lower Northwood 3,232
9 Wakefield 3,124
10 Locust Point 3,591
11 Franklintown 3,403
12 Hamilton Area 3,664
13 Hunting Ridge 3,602
14 Greater Mount Washington 3,786
15 Glen-Fallstaff Area 3,899
16 Howard Park 3,922
17 Cedonia 3,974
18 Winsor Hills 4,412
19 Govans 4,479
20 Belaire-Edison 4,506
21 Hampden-Woodberry-Remington 4,727
22 Forest Park 4,810
23 Canton 5,371
24 Reservoir Hill-Bolton Hill Area 5,355
25 Park Heights 5,156
26 Lakeland 5,300
27 Monument Street Area 5,576
28 Federal Hill 5,647
29 Grove Park 5,772
30 Old Town Area 5,545
31 Beechfielf-Irvington Area 5,913
32 Bayview Area 6,154
33 Orangeville 6,352
34 Downtown 6,463
35 Midway-Coldstream 6,638
36 Fells Point 6,863
37 Patterson Park East 7,596
38 Mondawin-Walbrook Area 7,104
39 Greater Rosemont 7,081
40 Charles Village 7,555
41 Cherry Hill 7,861
42 Greenmount East 8,840
43 Brooklyn-Curtis Bay 9,163
44 Morrell Park 9,391
45 Berea Area 9,125
46 Pulaski 9,559
47 Madison-Eastend 9,938
48 Dundalk Cityside 10,095
49 Highlandtown 9,579
50 Fairfield Area 9,872
51 Jonestown 10,809
52 Pimlico 11,826
53 West Baltimore 10,635
54 Hopkins-Middle East 10,945
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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