The 10 Safest Denver, CO Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


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

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

In which Denver 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 Denver in 2021? That would be Golden Triangle. 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 Denver.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Denver 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 Denver.

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 22 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 Denver." We're lookin' at you, Golden Triangle.

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

Golden Triangle Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 1,873
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 300
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,497
More on Golden Triangle: Homes For Sale | Data

Lodo Denver, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,519
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 310
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,497
More on Lodo: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 35,927
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 432
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,434
More on Gateway-Green Valley Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

University Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 17,164
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 283
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,909
More on University: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 123,683
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 461
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,515
More on Southeastern Denver: Homes For Sale | Data

Washington Park Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 14,825
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 272
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,314
More on Washington Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 123,093
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 655
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,784
More on Southwestern Denver: Homes For Sale | Data

Park Hill Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 28,587
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 681
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,963
More on Park Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 64,393
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 608
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,961
More on Central East Denver: Homes For Sale | Data

Cherry Creek Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,586
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 409
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,324
More on Cherry Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Denver

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

But as most Colorado 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 Denver For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Golden Triangle 1,807
2 Lodo 1,807
3 Gateway-Green Valley Ranch 1,866
4 University 3,192
5 Southeastern Denver 3,006
6 Washington Park 3,586
7 Southwestern Denver 3,439
8 Park Hill 3,634
9 Central East Denver 4,599
10 Cherry Creek 5,763
11 Alamo Placita 5,437
12 Northwestern Denver 5,304
13 Auraria 4,978
14 Northern Denver 5,558
15 Highland 6,406
16 Jefferson Park 7,002
17 Central West Denver 6,807
18 Stapleton 7,104
19 Capitol Hill 10,017
20 Baker 12,178
21 City Park 10,128
22 Five Points 13,316

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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