The 10 Safest Buffalo, NY Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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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 2022? 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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Safest Neighborhoods In Buffalo

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Buffalo For 2022

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8.5
/10

Population: 3,622
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 130
Property Crime Per 100k: 579
More on South Abbott: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 2,910
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 180
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,128
More on Albright: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
/10

Population: 6,430
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 311
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,351
More on South Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 14,742
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 273
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,543
More on North Park: Homes For Sale | Data

North Park Buffalo, NY

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8
/10

Population: 7,089
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 470
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,423
More on Abbott Mckinley: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 5,695
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 411
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,906
More on Starin Central: Homes For Sale | Data

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5
/10

Population: 2,834
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 356
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,130
More on Seneca: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
/10

Population: 7,022
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 654
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,697
More on Hamlin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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3
/10

Population: 835
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 489
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,950
More on Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
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Population: 5,400
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 392
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,379
More on University: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Buffalo Hoods In 2022

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.

Summary: 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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South Abbott 689
2 Albright 1,308
3 South Park 1,682
4 North Park 1,806
5 Abbott Mckinley 1,893
6 Starin Central 2,357
7 Seneca 2,516
8 Hamlin Park 2,351
9 Valley 2,429
10 University 2,791
11 Delaware-West Ferry 2,901
12 First Ward 2,568
13 Kaisertown 2,928
14 Front Park 3,061
15 Kensington 2,902
16 Forest 3,164
17 Waterfront 3,039
18 Cazenovia Park 3,215
19 Parkside 3,540
20 Tifft 3,349
21 Riverside Park 3,825
22 Park Meadow 4,387
23 Emslie 4,037
24 Black Rock 4,188
25 Triangle 4,473
26 Delaware Park 4,329
27 Lakeview 4,371
28 Bryant 4,613
29 Leroy 4,477
30 Kingsley 4,509
31 Willert Park 4,520
32 Lovejoy 4,616
33 Babcock 4,659
34 Kenfield 4,819
35 Grant Ferry 4,811
36 Columbus 5,592
37 Genesee Moselle 5,260
38 Military 5,982
39 South Ellicott 5,712
40 North Delaware 12,795
41 Lasalle 5,659
42 Grider 5,854
43 Masten Park 5,987
44 Schiller Park 6,105
45 Mlk Park 6,265
46 Broadway-Fillmore 6,375
47 Squaw Island 6,558
48 Allen 7,587
49 Medical Park 7,592
50 Emerson 8,195

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Buffalo.

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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