The 10 Safest Eugene, OR Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Eugene neighborhoods are Laurel Hill Valley and Crest Drive for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Eugene For 2024

  1. Laurel Hill Valley
  2. Crest Drive
  3. Fairmount
  4. Southeast
  5. Churchill Area
  6. Cal Young
  7. Amazon
  8. Friendly Area
  9. Santa Clara
  10. Harlow

Which neighborhood is the safest in Eugene in 2024? That would be Laurel Hill Valley. 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 Eugene 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 Eugene For 2024

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Population: 591
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 165
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,693
More on Laurel Hill Valley: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 5,545
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 221
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,262
More on Crest Drive: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,368
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 247
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,535
More on Fairmount: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 11,883
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 308
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,156
More on Southeast: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 9,308
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 319
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,268
More on Churchill Area: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 23,306
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 329
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,374
More on Cal Young: Data | Real Estate

Amazon Eugene, OR

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Population: 1,618
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 336
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,445
More on Amazon: Data | Real Estate

Friendly Area Eugene, OR

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Population: 8,033
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 354
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,633
More on Friendly Area: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 17,963
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 378
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,871
More on Santa Clara: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 15,338
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 381
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,907
More on Harlow: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Eugene 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 Eugene.

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 21 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 Eugene.” We’re lookin’ at you, Laurel Hill Valley.

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

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 Eugene

Looking at the data, you can tell that Laurel Hill Valley is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

The safest neighborhoods in Eugene are Laurel Hill Valley, Crest Drive, Fairmount, Southeast, Churchill Area, Cal Young, Amazon, Friendly Area, Santa Clara, and Harlow.

But as most Oregon 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 Eugene are U Of O Campus, Trainsong, West Eugene, Active Bethel, and Downtown.

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 Eugene For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Laurel Hill Valley 1,859
2 Crest Drive 2,483
3 Fairmount 2,783
4 Southeast 3,464
5 Churchill Area 3,587
6 Cal Young 3,703
7 Amazon 3,782
8 Friendly Area 3,987
9 Santa Clara 4,249
10 Harlow 4,288
11 Industrial Corridor 4,594
12 Jefferson Westside 4,702
13 Far West 4,854
14 South University 4,886
15 River Road 5,084
16 Whiteaker 5,276
17 Downtown 5,608
18 Active Bethel 5,746
19 West Eugene 5,788
20 Trainsong 5,848
21 U Of O Campus 6,467
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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