The 10 Safest Long Beach, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Long Beach 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 Long Beach.
Safest Neighborhoods In Long Beach

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Long Beach 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 Long Beach. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Long Beach 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 Long Beach in 2021? That would be City Of Signal Hill. 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 Long Beach.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Long Beach neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Long Beach that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Long Beach.

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How We Determined The Safest Long Beach 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 Long Beach.

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 Long Beach." We're lookin' at you, City Of Signal Hill.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Long Beach. 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 Long Beach For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,207
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 6
Property Crime Per 100k: 285
More on City Of Signal Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
/10

Population: 21,865
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 72
Property Crime Per 100k: 974
More on The Plaza: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
/10

Population: 10,097
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 52
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,095
More on City College Area: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 9,427
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 131
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,308
More on State College Area: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
/10

Population: 2,873
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 95
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,458
More on Alamitos Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 7,391
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 131
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,401
More on Los Cerritos Area: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
/10

Population: 7,774
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 115
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,422
More on Lakewood Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,646
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 173
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,627
More on Park Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 13,766
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 183
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,164
More on Los Altos: Homes For Sale | Data

El Dorado Park Long Beach, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,378
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 272
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,185
More on El Dorado Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Long Beach

Looking at the data, you can tell that City Of Signal Hill is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most California 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 Long Beach For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 City Of Signal Hill 311
2 The Plaza 1,066
3 City College Area 1,177
4 State College Area 1,439
5 Alamitos Heights 1,523
6 Los Cerritos Area 1,532
7 Lakewood Village 1,547
8 Park Estates 1,800
9 Los Altos 2,347
10 El Dorado Park 2,437
11 North Long Beach 2,294
12 West Side 2,413
13 Circle Area 2,505
14 Californial Heights 2,651
15 Bixby Area 2,678
16 Bixby Knolls 2,958
17 Naples-Marina Area 3,007
18 East Side 2,823
19 North West Long Beach 2,925
20 Belmont Heights 3,214
21 Dominguez 3,348
22 Wrigley 3,374
23 Belmont Shore 4,439
24 Poly High District 3,763
25 Airport Area 4,058
26 Downtown 4,726
27 Wilmington 6,633

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About Chris Kolmar

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