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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Little Rock 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 Little Rock. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Little Rock neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.
The Safest Neighborhoods In Little Rock For 2022
So, which neighborhood is the safest in Little Rock in 2022? 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 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 Little Rock.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Little Rock neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Little Rock that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Little Rock.
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The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Little Rock For 2022
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 242
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,399
More on Heights: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 569
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,482
More on River Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 465
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,924
More on Rock Creek: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 664
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,717
More on Midtown: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,434
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,055
More on Otter Creek Crystal: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 749
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,078
More on Hillcrest: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,322
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,785
More on South Geyer Springs: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,620
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,323
More on East Of I-30: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,630
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,420
More on Reservoir: Homes For Sale | Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,982
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,287
More on Westwood-Pecan Lake: Homes For Sale | Data
Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Little Rock Hoods In 2022
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 Little Rock.
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 27 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 Little Rock." We're lookin' at you, Heights.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Little Rock. Or 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.
But as most Arkansas 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 Little Rock For 2022
|Rank||Neighborhood||Crime Per 100K|
|5||Otter Creek Crystal||5,479|
|7||South Geyer Springs||6,077|
|8||East Of I-30||5,913|
|20||Big Dickinson Lake||9,995|
|24||65th Street West||11,745|