We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas in 2020? That would be Sun City Summerlin. 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 Las Vegas.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Las Vegas neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Las Vegas that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Las Vegas.
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How We Determined The Safest Las Vegas Hoods In 2020
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 Las Vegas.
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 26 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 Las Vegas.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Sun City Summerlin.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Las Vegas. 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 Las Vegas For 2020
The violent crime per 100K people in Sun City Summerlin comes in at 131 and the property crime per capita is 1,481 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Tule Springs comes in at 199 and the property crime per capita is 1,562 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Sheep Mountain comes in at 187 and the property crime per capita is 1,599 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Kyle Canyon comes in at 328 and the property crime per capita is 2,348 for 2020.
Summerlin is an affluent master-planned community in the Las Vegas Valley of Southern Nevada. It lies at the edge of the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon to the west; partly within the official city limits of Las Vegas and partly within unincorporated Clark County. This rapidly growing community occupies over 22,500 acres and according to its developers, ‘has grown to encompass more than 230 parks, more than two dozen public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, three resort hotels, world-class recreational facilities, retail and entertainment centers, well-established office parks, a state-of-the-art medical center, and more.’
The violent crime per 100K people in Summerlin North comes in at 417 and the property crime per capita is 3,168 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Lone Mountain comes in at 509 and the property crime per capita is 3,165 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Meadows Village comes in at 817 and the property crime per capita is 3,888 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Centennial Hills comes in at 775 and the property crime per capita is 4,015 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Huntridge comes in at 834 and the property crime per capita is 3,964 for 2020.
The Lakes is an affluent 2-square-mile planned community located within the city limits of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is located in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley near the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The centerpiece of the community, and its namesake, is a large man-made lake, Lake Sahara. It was originally planned to have two man-made lakes but was downscoped to one. It was built from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, and at the time was at the edge of development in the valley. It consists of a mixture of gated communities consisting of large single-family homes, condominia, commercial areas and offices.
The community is bounded by Sahara Avenue to the North, Durango Drive to the east, Desert Inn Road to the South, and Hualapai Way to the West. Several other notable communities are adjacent, including Summerlin to the west and Peccole Ranch and Canyon Gate to the north.
The violent crime per 100K people in The Lakes comes in at 542 and the property crime per capita is 4,389 for 2020.
Summing Up The Safest Places In Las Vegas
Looking at the data, you can tell that Sun City Summerlin is as safe as they come, according to science and data.
But as most Nevada 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 Las Vegas For 2020
|Rank||Neighborhood||Crime Per 100K|
|1||Sun City Summerlin||1,612|
|13||West Las Vegas||5,408|
|16||Angel Park Lindell||6,044|
|20||East Las Vegas||7,965|