The 10 Safest Glendale, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

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

In which Glendale 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 Glendale in 2021? That would be Verdugo Mountains. 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 Glendale.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Glendale 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 Glendale.

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 34 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 Glendale." We're lookin' at you, Verdugo Mountains.

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

Verdugo Mountains Glendale, CA

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Population: 4,172
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 36
Property Crime Per 100k: 653
More on Verdugo Mountains: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 596
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 46
Property Crime Per 100k: 653
More on Brockmont: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 742
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 66
Property Crime Per 100k: 653
More on Emerald Isle: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 785
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 50
Property Crime Per 100k: 862
More on Scholl Canyon: Homes For Sale | Data

El Miradero Glendale, CA

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Population: 3,627
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 72
Property Crime Per 100k: 884
More on El Miradero: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,263
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 79
Property Crime Per 100k: 981
More on Chevy Chase: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 7,722
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 87
Property Crime Per 100k: 959
More on Verdugo Woodlands: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 823
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 79
Property Crime Per 100k: 994
More on Rancho San Rafael: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,580
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 90
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,138
More on San Rafael Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,810
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 91
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,157
More on Sparr Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Glendale

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

But as most California 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 Glendale For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Verdugo Mountains 698
2 Brockmont 708
3 Emerald Isle 678
4 Scholl Canyon 943
5 El Miradero 946
6 Chevy Chase 1,049
7 Verdugo Woodlands 1,016
8 Rancho San Rafael 1,053
9 San Rafael Hills 1,198
10 Sparr Heights 1,248
11 Mariposa 1,274
12 Rossmoyne 1,423
13 Verdugo Viejo 1,850
14 Glenwood 1,752
15 College Hills 1,493
16 Grandview 1,921
17 Grand Central 1,939
18 Glenoake Canyon 1,700
19 Adams Hill 1,870
20 Somerset 2,046
21 Citrus Grove 1,814
22 Pelanconi 2,002
23 Moorpark 2,100
24 Crescenta Highlands 2,087
25 Vineyard 2,245
26 Woodbury 2,392
27 Riverside Rancho 2,563
28 Montrose Verdugo City 2,362
29 Pacific Edison 2,484
30 Greenbriar 3,940
31 Montecito Park 2,439
32 Fremont Park 2,978
33 Tropico 3,593
34 City Center 5,896

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