The 5 Safest Hayward, CA Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Hayward neighborhoods are Southgate and Hayward Highland for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Hayward For 2024

  1. Southgate
  2. Hayward Highland
  3. Mt Eden
  4. Mission-Foothill
  5. Fairway Park

Which neighborhood is the safest in Hayward in 2024? That would be Southgate. 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 Hayward 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 Hayward For 2024

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Population: 6,774
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 132
Property Crime Per 100k: 389
More on Southgate: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 7,415
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 193
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,960
More on Hayward Highland: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 6,439
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 235
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,384
More on Mt Eden: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 8,141
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 719
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,129
More on Mission-Foothill: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 9,795
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 292
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,958
More on Fairway Park: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Hayward 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 Hayward.

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 16 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 Hayward.” We’re lookin’ at you, Southgate.

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

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 Hayward

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

The safest neighborhoods in Hayward are Southgate, Hayward Highland, Mt Eden, Mission-Foothill, Fairway Park, Mission-Garin, North Hayward, Burbank, Santa Clara, and Glen Eden.

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 Hayward are Longwood-Winton Grove, Harder-Tennyson, Whitman-Mocine, Tennyson-Alquire, and Upper B Street.

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 Hayward For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Southgate 521
2 Hayward Highland 2,154
3 Mt Eden 2,620
4 Mission-Foothill 1,848
5 Fairway Park 3,250
6 Mission-Garin 1,882
7 North Hayward 3,666
8 Burbank 3,899
9 Santa Clara 2,834
10 Glen Eden 4,093
11 Jackson Triangle 4,137
12 Upper B Street 6,512
13 Tennyson-Alquire 4,464
14 Whitman-Mocine 4,560
15 Harder-Tennyson 4,867
16 Longwood-Winton Grove 13,269
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.

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