We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Lincoln 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 Lincoln. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Lincoln 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 Lincoln in 2020? That would be Amber Hills. 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 Lincoln.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Lincoln neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Lincoln that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Lincoln.
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How We Determined The Safest Lincoln 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 Lincoln.
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 41 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 Lincoln.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Amber Hills.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Lincoln. 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 Lincoln For 2020
The violent crime per 100K people in Amber Hills comes in at 160 and the property crime per capita is 1,192 for 2020.
56th to 84th. Yankee Hill to Old Cheney. Also includes Old Cheney to Pioneers from 70th to 84th. It excludes a section West of 84 near Highway 2.
The violent crime per 100K people in Family Acres comes in at 160 and the property crime per capita is 1,192 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Crown Pointe comes in at 175 and the property crime per capita is 1,297 for 2020.
An area from South Street to Nebraska Highway; generally east of S. 20thHigh Streets, the Sheridan Boulevard area was the first addition to Lincoln that stepped away from the ‘grid pattern’ into the winding side streets that characterize most modern residential areas. This area is listed under the National Registrar of Historic Places as the ‘Boulevards’ district.
The violent crime per 100K people in Country Club comes in at 177 and the property crime per capita is 1,319 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Southern Hills comes in at 219 and the property crime per capita is 1,629 for 2020.
An area bounded by Pine Lake Road on the north, at about Whitlock Road-west on the south and from S. 27th to S. 32nd Streets.
The violent crime per 100K people in Porter Ridge comes in at 225 and the property crime per capita is 1,676 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Bishop Park comes in at 274 and the property crime per capita is 2,038 for 2020.
An area from Pioneers Boulevard to Old Cheney Road/Nebraska Highway and from S. 56th to S. 70th Streets. Colonial Hills also includes the area at and west of the College View Cemetery from S. 56th to S. 70th Streets.
The violent crime per 100K people in Colonial Hills comes in at 304 and the property crime per capita is 2,259 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Maple Village-Wedgewood comes in at 311 and the property crime per capita is 2,312 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Taylor Park comes in at 311 and the property crime per capita is 2,314 for 2020.
Summing Up The Safest Places In Lincoln
Looking at the data, you can tell that Amber Hills is as safe as they come, according to science and data.
But as most Nebraska 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 Lincoln For 2020
|Rank||Neighborhood||Crime Per 100K|
|16||Salt Valley View||3,232|
|19||40th And A||3,411|
|23||South 48th Street||3,612|
|33||South Salt Creek||4,427|