The 5 Safest Fresno, CA Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Fresno neighborhoods are South Growth Area and North Growth Area for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Fresno For 2024

  1. South Growth Area
  2. North Growth Area
  3. Woodward Park
  4. Southeast Growth Area
  5. West

Which neighborhood is the safest in Fresno in 2024? That would be South Growth Area. 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 Fresno neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 5 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Fresno For 2024

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Population: 3,848
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 24
Property Crime Per 100k: 24
More on South Growth Area: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,295
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 266
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,231
More on North Growth Area: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 58,391
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 134
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,800
More on Woodward Park: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 6,677
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 390
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,806
More on Southeast Growth Area: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 39,506
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 552
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,039
More on West: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Fresno 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 Fresno.

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 12 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 Fresno.” We’re lookin’ at you, South Growth Area.

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

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 Fresno

Looking at the data, you can tell that South Growth Area is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

The safest neighborhoods in Fresno are South Growth Area, North Growth Area, Woodward Park, Southeast Growth Area, West, Bullard, Roosevelt, Mclane, Hoover, and Edison.

But as most California 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 Fresno are Central, Fresno-High, Edison, Hoover, and Mclane.

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 Fresno For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South Growth Area 48
2 North Growth Area 1,497
3 Woodward Park 1,934
4 Southeast Growth Area 2,196
5 West 2,591
6 Bullard 3,074
7 Roosevelt 3,132
8 Mclane 3,764
9 Hoover 5,004
10 Edison 3,962
11 Fresno-High 5,718
12 Central 8,598
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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