The 10 Safest Little Rock, AR Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Little Rock are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Little Rock.
Safest Neighborhoods In Little Rock

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.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Little Rock in 2021? 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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How We Determined The Safest Little Rock Hoods In 2021

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.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Little Rock For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,610
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 219
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,060
More on Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,353
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 460
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,126
More on River Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 14,605
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 372
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,686
More on Rock Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,858
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 547
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,689
More on Midtown: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
/10

Population: 6,834
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,182
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,117
More on Otter Creek Crystal: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,212
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 609
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,448
More on Hillcrest: Homes For Sale | Data

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2
/10

Population: 3,232
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,325
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,442
More on East Of I-30: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,070
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,089
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,040
More on South Geyer Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 4,658
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,649
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,688
More on Westwood-Pecan Lake: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,622
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,360
Property Crime Per 100k: 6,880
More on Reservoir: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up 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 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Heights 3,269
2 River Mountain 3,566
3 Rock Creek 4,078
4 Midtown 5,216
5 Otter Creek Crystal 6,269
6 Hillcrest 7,027
7 East Of I-30 6,777
8 South Geyer Springs 7,129
9 Westwood-Pecan Lake 8,337
10 Reservoir 8,210
11 Downtown 8,553
12 Capital View-Stiff 9,373
13 John Barrow 8,820
14 Chicot West 10,043
15 South End 8,665
16 West Markham 10,207
17 Briarwood 10,750
18 Boyle Park 10,763
19 Big Dickinson Lake 11,384
20 Cloverdale Watson 11,314
21 Upper Baseline 11,490
22 Wakefield 11,586
23 Walnut Valley 12,251
24 65th Street West 13,765
25 Central High 12,085
26 Oak Forest 12,211
27 Stephens 15,009

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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