The 10 Safest Buffalo, NY Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Buffalo 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 Buffalo.
Safest Neighborhoods In Buffalo

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

In which Buffalo 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 Buffalo in 2021? That would be South Abbott. 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 Buffalo.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Buffalo 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 Buffalo.

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 50 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 Buffalo." We're lookin' at you, South Abbott.

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

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Population: 3,622
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 118
Property Crime Per 100k: 624
More on South Abbott: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,910
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 147
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,204
More on Albright: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 6,430
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 314
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,429
More on South Park: Homes For Sale | Data

North Park Buffalo, NY

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Population: 14,742
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 247
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,643
More on North Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,089
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 430
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,527
More on Abbott Mckinley: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,695
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 411
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,038
More on Starin Central: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,834
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 347
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,253
More on Seneca: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,022
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 669
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,775
More on Hamlin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 835
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 478
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,052
More on Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,400
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 384
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,538
More on University: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Buffalo

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

But as most New York 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 Buffalo For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South Abbott 742
2 Albright 1,351
3 South Park 1,763
4 North Park 1,900
5 Abbott Mckinley 1,957
6 Starin Central 2,469
7 Seneca 2,630
8 Hamlin Park 2,444
9 Valley 2,530
10 University 2,902
11 First Ward 2,610
12 Delaware-West Ferry 3,027
13 Kaisertown 3,010
14 Front Park 3,197
15 Kensington 3,001
16 Waterfront 3,149
17 Forest 3,302
18 Cazenovia Park 3,292
19 Parkside 3,703
20 Tifft 3,495
21 Riverside Park 4,003
22 Park Meadow 4,592
23 Black Rock 4,346
24 Emslie 4,183
25 Triangle 4,654
26 Delaware Park 4,526
27 Lakeview 4,541
28 Bryant 4,822
29 Leroy 4,648
30 Kingsley 4,680
31 Willert Park 4,689
32 Lovejoy 4,748
33 Kenfield 4,967
34 Babcock 4,831
35 Grant Ferry 4,998
36 Columbus 5,845
37 Genesee Moselle 5,416
38 South Ellicott 5,947
39 Military 6,222
40 North Delaware 13,462
41 Lasalle 5,891
42 Grider 5,998
43 Masten Park 6,156
44 Schiller Park 6,303
45 Mlk Park 6,427
46 Broadway-Fillmore 6,604
47 Squaw Island 6,798
48 Allen 7,942
49 Medical Park 7,875
50 Emerson 8,396

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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