The 5 Safest Knoxville, TN Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Knoxville neighborhoods are Old City and Downtown Knoxville for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Knoxville For 2024

  1. Old City
  2. Downtown Knoxville
  3. Fourth And Gill
  4. Old North Knoxville
  5. Belle Morris

Which neighborhood is the safest in Knoxville in 2024? That would be Old City. 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 Knoxville 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 Knoxville For 2024

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Population: 134
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 324
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,691
More on Old City: Data | Real Estate

Downtown Knoxville Knoxville, TN

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Population: 1,873
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 343
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,792
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Population: 466
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 621
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,242
More on Fourth And Gill: Data | Real Estate

Old North Knoxville Knoxville, TN

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Population: 1,224
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 718
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,746
More on Old North Knoxville: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,596
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 966
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,042
More on Belle Morris: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Knoxville 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 Knoxville.

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 14 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 Knoxville.” We’re lookin’ at you, Old City.

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

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 Knoxville

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

The safest neighborhoods in Knoxville are Old City, Downtown Knoxville, Fourth And Gill, Old North Knoxville, Belle Morris, South Knoxville, Old Sevier, Mornngside, Park City, and Mechanicsville.

But as most Tennessee 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 Knoxville are Beaumont, College Hills, Parkridge, Oakwood, and Mechanicsville.

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 Knoxville For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Old City 2,015
2 Downtown Knoxville 2,136
3 Fourth And Gill 3,863
4 Old North Knoxville 4,464
5 Belle Morris 6,007
6 South Knoxville 6,101
7 Old Sevier 6,853
8 Mornngside 6,948
9 Park City 7,042
10 Mechanicsville 7,149
11 Oakwood 13,048
12 Parkridge 7,324
13 College Hills 7,741
14 Beaumont 7,946
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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