The 10 Safest Detroit, MI Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which Detroit 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 Detroit in 2022? That would be Palmer Woods. 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 Detroit.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Detroit

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Detroit For 2022

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Population: 1,003
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 851
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,264
More on Palmer Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

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5
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Population: 592
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 871
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,274
More on Corktown: Homes For Sale | Data

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4
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Population: 925
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 871
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,294
More on Rivertown: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
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Population: 8,324
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 851
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,304
More on Midtown: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
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Population: 4,983
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 851
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,294
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

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5
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Population: 399
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 881
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,294
More on West Side Industrial: Homes For Sale | Data

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4
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Population: 386
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 891
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,274
More on Marina District: Homes For Sale | Data

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2
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Population: 1,038
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,439
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,135
More on New Center: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
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Population: 1,616
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,095
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,666
More on Detroit Golf: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 1,672
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 866
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,776
More on Indian Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Detroit 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 Detroit.

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 88 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 Detroit." We're lookin' at you, Palmer Woods.

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

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

But as most Michigan 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 Detroit For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Palmer Woods 2,156
2 Corktown 2,146
3 Rivertown 2,136
4 Midtown 2,156
5 Downtown 2,166
6 West Side Industrial 2,166
7 Marina District 2,176
8 New Center 3,574
9 Detroit Golf 3,741
10 Indian Village 4,642
11 Jefferies 4,651
12 State Fair Grounds 4,812
13 Mcdougall-Hunt 5,638
14 Briggs 5,817
15 Lafayette Park 5,701
16 Ravendale 6,078
17 Nw Goldberg 6,148
18 Martin Park 6,211
19 Grandale 6,325
20 Michigan-Martin 5,472
21 Grandmont 6,624
22 Park 6,870
23 Southwest Detroit 6,743
24 Oakwood Heights 7,031
25 Boynton 6,963
26 Lasalle Gardens 6,822
27 Springwells 6,524
28 Sherwood Forest 6,932
29 Art Center 7,135
30 Herman Gardens 7,148
31 Chandler Park 6,946
32 Pulaski 7,152
33 University District 7,312
34 Milwaukee Junction 7,180
35 Rosedale Park 7,438
36 Eliza Howell 7,434
37 Berg-Lasher 7,391
38 Bagley 7,598
39 North Rosedale Park 7,797
40 Grixdale 7,818
41 Poletown East 7,498
42 Jefferson Chalmers 7,628
43 West Village 7,962
44 Blackstone Park 8,062
45 Elmwood Park 7,847
46 Morningside 7,932
47 Woodbridge 8,403
48 Aviation 8,047
49 Forest Park 8,166
50 Chaldean Town 8,209
51 Core City 8,216
52 Castle Rouge 8,621
53 Green Acres 8,832
54 Conant Gardens 8,989
55 Virginia Park 9,144
56 Hubbard-Richard 9,947
57 Lasalle College Park 9,969
58 Kranz Woods 10,230
59 Russell Woods 10,355
60 Brightmoor 10,385
61 Islandview 10,471
62 Five Points 10,523
63 The Eye 10,652
64 Carbon Works 10,958
65 Joseph Barry 11,628
66 Mohican Regent 10,774
67 Eight Mile Wyoming 10,960
68 Grandmont-Rosedale 11,206
69 Fitzgerald 11,346
70 Wayne State 11,466
71 Conner Creek Ind 12,733
72 Riverdale 11,521
73 Westwood Park 11,732
74 East English Village 11,675
75 Franklin Park 11,854
76 Millenium Village 14,764
77 Fishkorn 12,451
78 Barton-Mcfarland 12,229
79 Old Redford 12,698
80 Warrendale 12,452
81 Van Steuban 12,722
82 Belmont 14,048
83 Petosky-Otsego 13,362
84 Weatherby 13,902
85 Regent Park 13,968
86 Gold Coast 14,729
87 Brush Park 14,775
88 Greensbriar 14,981

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

About Chris Kolmar

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