The 10 Safest Chicago, IL Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Chicago neighborhoods are Edison Park and Forest Glen for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Chicago For 2024

  1. Edison Park
  2. Forest Glen
  3. Norwood Park
  4. Mount Greenwood
  5. O’hare
  6. Clearing
  7. Dunning
  8. Jefferson Park
  9. North Center
  10. Beverly

Which neighborhood is the safest in Chicago in 2024? That would be Edison Park. 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 Chicago 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 Chicago For 2024

Edison Park Chicago, IL

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Population: 10,847
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 187
Property Crime Per 100k: 720
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Forest Glen Chicago, IL

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Population: 981
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 169
Property Crime Per 100k: 966
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Norwood Park Chicago, IL

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Population: 37,477
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 219
Property Crime Per 100k: 891
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Population: 16,972
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 212
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,027
More on Mount Greenwood: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 15,966
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 275
Property Crime Per 100k: 954
More on O’hare: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 24,934
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 268
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,095
More on Clearing: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 7,475
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 308
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,072
More on Dunning: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 44,365
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 292
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,237
More on Jefferson Park: Data | Real Estate

North Center Chicago, IL

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Population: 20,512
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 203
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,503
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Beverly Chicago, IL

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Population: 13,407
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 245
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,487
More on Beverly: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Chicago 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 Chicago.

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 77 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 Chicago.” We’re lookin’ at you, Edison Park.

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

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 Chicago

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

The safest neighborhoods in Chicago are Edison Park, Forest Glen, Norwood Park, Mount Greenwood, O’hare, Clearing, Dunning, Jefferson Park, North Center, and Beverly.

But as most Illinois 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 Chicago are West Garfield Park, East Garfield Park, North Lawndale, Washington Park, and Englewood.

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 Chicago For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Edison Park 907
2 Forest Glen 1,135
3 Norwood Park 1,110
4 Mount Greenwood 1,239
5 O’hare 1,229
6 Clearing 1,363
7 Dunning 1,380
8 Jefferson Park 1,529
9 North Center 1,706
10 Beverly 1,732
11 Bridgeport 1,865
12 Montclare 1,709
13 West Lawn 1,892
14 West Ridge 1,974
15 Lincoln Square 1,993
16 West Elsdon 1,994
17 Albany Park 1,967
18 North Park 2,111
19 Edgewater 2,099
20 Brighton Park 2,076
21 Ashburn 2,155
22 East Side 2,149
23 Garfield Ridge 2,179
24 Pottage Park 2,194
25 Hermosa 2,161
26 Irving Park 2,282
27 Lake View 2,376
28 Belmont Cragin 2,357
29 Gage Park 2,313
30 Avondale 2,407
31 Lincoln Park 3,002
32 Uptown 2,487
33 South Lawndale 2,528
34 Logan Square 2,745
35 Archer Heights 2,632
36 Hyde Park 2,754
37 Mckinley Park 2,792
38 Hegewisch 2,924
39 Lower West Side 3,029
40 Rogers Park 3,044
41 Armour Square 3,198
42 Morgan Park 3,482
43 Near South Side 3,743
44 West Town 4,070
45 Kenwood 3,983
46 Chicago Lawn 4,172
47 Calumet Heights 4,283
48 Washington Heights 4,462
49 New City 4,515
50 South Deering 4,764
51 Oakland 5,210
52 Avalon Park 5,155
53 Douglas 5,466
54 West Pullman 5,564
55 Fuller Park 5,823
56 Humboldt Park 5,905
57 Near West Side 6,047
58 Near North Side 6,149
59 Austin 6,136
60 South Chicago 6,151
61 Grand Boulevard 6,168
62 Pullman 6,337
63 Burnside 6,408
64 Woodlawn 6,530
65 Roseland 6,673
66 Auburn Gresham 6,731
67 Riverdale 6,912
68 South Shore 7,117
69 Chatham 7,183
70 Grand Crossing 8,198
71 Loop 13,972
72 West Englewood 8,976
73 Englewood 8,821
74 Washington Park 9,306
75 North Lawndale 9,969
76 East Garfield Park 9,582
77 West Garfield Park 12,345
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.

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