The 10 Safest Lincoln, NE Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Lincoln neighborhoods are High Ridge-Cushman and Capitol Beach for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Lincoln For 2024

  1. High Ridge-Cushman
  2. Capitol Beach
  3. Autumn Wood
  4. Yankee Ridge
  5. Taylor Park
  6. Family Acres
  7. Porter Ridge
  8. Southern Hills
  9. Crown Pointe
  10. Far South

Which neighborhood is the safest in Lincoln in 2024? That would be High Ridge-Cushman. 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 Lincoln neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Lincoln For 2024

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Population: 1,742
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 33
Property Crime Per 100k: 731
More on High Ridge-Cushman: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 759
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 81
Property Crime Per 100k: 863
More on Capitol Beach: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 382
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 114
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,062
More on Autumn Wood: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 133
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 153
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,100
More on Yankee Ridge: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 481
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 217
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,074
More on Taylor Park: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 8,801
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 161
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,425
More on Family Acres: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,223
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 346
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,405
More on Porter Ridge: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 495
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 235
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,687
More on Southern Hills: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 637
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 322
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,622
More on Crown Pointe: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 164
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 179
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,505
More on Far South: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Lincoln 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 Lincoln.

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 37 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 Lincoln.” We’re lookin’ at you, High Ridge-Cushman.

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

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 Lincoln

Looking at the data, you can tell that High Ridge-Cushman is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

The safest neighborhoods in Lincoln are High Ridge-Cushman, Capitol Beach, Autumn Wood, Yankee Ridge, Taylor Park, Family Acres, Porter Ridge, Southern Hills, Crown Pointe, and Far South.

But as most Nebraska 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 Lincoln are South Salt Creek, Woods Park, Malone, Near South, and Belmont.

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 Lincoln For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 High Ridge-Cushman 764
2 Capitol Beach 944
3 Autumn Wood 1,176
4 Yankee Ridge 1,253
5 Taylor Park 1,291
6 Family Acres 1,586
7 Porter Ridge 1,751
8 Southern Hills 1,921
9 Crown Pointe 1,944
10 Far South 2,684
11 Country Club 2,983
12 Salt Valley View 3,134
13 Maple Village-Wedgewood 2,967
14 West A 3,185
15 Landons 3,225
16 40th And A 3,429
17 Indian Village 3,843
18 Bicentennial Estates 3,796
19 Meadowlane 3,682
20 Highlands 3,646
21 Downtown 4,412
22 Greater South 4,009
23 Amber Hills 3,922
24 Everett 4,536
25 North Bottoms 4,709
26 South 48th Street 5,578
27 University Place 7,177
28 Antelope Park 8,746
29 East Campus 7,909
30 Arnold Heights 6,856
31 Hartley 10,385
32 Clinton 9,940
33 Belmont 8,953
34 Near South 11,524
35 Malone 11,965
36 Woods Park 12,004
37 South Salt Creek 14,025
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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