The 10 Safest Little Rock, AR Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Little Rock neighborhoods are Heights and River Mountain for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Little Rock For 2024

  1. Heights
  2. River Mountain
  3. Rock Creek
  4. Midtown
  5. Otter Creek Crystal
  6. Hillcrest
  7. South Geyer Springs
  8. East Of I-30
  9. Westwood-Pecan Lake
  10. Reservoir

Which neighborhood is the safest in Little Rock in 2024? That would be Heights. 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 Little Rock 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 Little Rock For 2024

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Population: 5,151
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 242
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,419
More on Heights: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 13,802
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 559
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,472
More on River Mountain: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 13,859
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 465
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,914
More on Rock Creek: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 9,054
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 664
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,707
More on Midtown: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 7,130
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,424
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,045
More on Otter Creek Crystal: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 5,671
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 729
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,098
More on Hillcrest: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,711
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,312
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,775
More on South Geyer Springs: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,801
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,610
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,303
More on East Of I-30: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,995
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,992
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,287
More on Westwood-Pecan Lake: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 7,104
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,640
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,440
More on Reservoir: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Little Rock 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 Little Rock.

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 27 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 Little Rock.” We’re lookin’ at you, Heights.

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

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 Little Rock

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

The safest neighborhoods in Little Rock are Heights, River Mountain, Rock Creek, Midtown, Otter Creek Crystal, Hillcrest, South Geyer Springs, East Of I-30, Westwood-Pecan Lake, and Reservoir.

But as most Arkansas 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 Little Rock are Stephens, Oak Forest, Central High, 65th Street West, and Walnut Valley.

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 Little Rock For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Heights 2,661
2 River Mountain 3,031
3 Rock Creek 3,379
4 Midtown 4,371
5 Otter Creek Crystal 5,469
6 Hillcrest 5,827
7 South Geyer Springs 6,087
8 East Of I-30 5,913
9 Westwood-Pecan Lake 7,279
10 Reservoir 7,080
11 Downtown 7,510
12 Capital View-Stiff 7,758
13 John Barrow 7,841
14 Chicot West 8,719
15 South End 8,289
16 West Markham 8,996
17 Briarwood 9,614
18 Boyle Park 9,718
19 Upper Baseline 9,993
20 Big Dickinson Lake 9,995
21 Cloverdale Watson 10,115
22 Wakefield 10,164
23 Walnut Valley 10,586
24 65th Street West 11,745
25 Central High 10,593
26 Oak Forest 11,064
27 Stephens 13,125
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.

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