The 10 Safest Los Angeles, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles in 2022? That would be Bel Air. 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 Los Angeles.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Los Angeles

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Los Angeles For 2022

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9
/10

Population: 8,746
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 147
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,029
More on Bel Air: Homes For Sale | Data

Bel Air Los Angeles, CA

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10
/10

Population: 55,285
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 137
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,138
More on Westwood: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 20,424
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 196
Property Crime Per 100k: 889
More on Tujunga: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
/10

Population: 22,688
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,282
More on Portar Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

Portar Ranch Los Angeles, CA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 42,620
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 194
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,341
More on Mar Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 23,965
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 88
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,435
More on Brentwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Brentwood Los Angeles, CA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,744
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 289
Property Crime Per 100k: 879
More on Glendale: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 3,577
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 167
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,496
More on Shadow Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 16,056
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 157
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,499
More on Playa Del Ray: Homes For Sale | Data

Playa Del Ray Los Angeles, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 22,500
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 109
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,628
More on Pacific Palisades: Homes For Sale | Data

Pacific Palisades Los Angeles, CA

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles.

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 83 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 Los Angeles." We're lookin' at you, Bel Air.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles

Looking at the data, you can tell that Bel Air 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 Los Angeles For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Bel Air 1,126
2 Westwood 1,275
3 Tujunga 1,055
4 Portar Ranch 1,375
5 Mar Vista 1,525
6 Brentwood 1,553
7 Glendale 1,128
8 Shadow Hills 1,643
9 Playa Del Ray 1,696
10 Pacific Palisades 1,717
11 Palms 1,792
12 Sunland 1,702
13 West Hills 1,803
14 Arleta 1,651
15 Sylmar 1,741
16 Glassell Park 1,794
17 Playa Vista 1,880
18 Eagle Rock 1,859
19 Highland Park 1,800
20 Lakeview Terrace 1,838
21 North Hills 1,817
22 Granada Hills 2,074
23 El Sereno 1,863
24 Mount Washington 1,994
25 Reseda 1,994
26 Pacoima 1,985
27 Panorama City 2,043
28 Mission Hills 2,162
29 Winnetka 2,097
30 Encino 2,307
31 Toluca Lake 2,450
32 Northridge 2,291
33 Montecito Heights 2,175
34 Tarzana 2,458
35 Chatsworth 2,337
36 Sun Valley 2,284
37 Los Feliz 2,383
38 Harbor City 2,175
39 San Pedro 2,192
40 Cypress Park 2,263
41 Hollywood Hills 2,430
42 West Los Angeles 2,550
43 Sawtelle 2,562
44 Woodland Hills 2,541
45 Wilmington 2,419
46 Van Nuys 2,505
47 Silver Lake 2,565
48 Pico-Robertson 2,503
49 Beverly Glen 2,736
50 Atwater Village 2,583
51 Studio City 3,023
52 North Hollywood 2,572
53 Boyle Heights 2,594
54 Mid City 2,696
55 Harbor Gateway 2,669
56 Century City 3,167
57 Valley Village 2,763
58 New Downtown 2,718
59 Westlake 3,061
60 Echo Park 2,879
61 Jefferson Park 3,023
62 Canoga Park 3,144
63 Watts 3,534
64 Mid Wilshire 3,084
65 Southeast Los Angeles 3,944
66 Wholesale District-Skid Row 3,838
67 Fashion District 3,886
68 Crenshaw 4,102
69 Central City 4,109
70 Hyde Park 4,118
71 Mid City West 4,807
72 Westchester 5,284
73 Venice 4,941
74 South Los Angeles 4,288
75 Hollywood 4,904
76 Chinatown 5,508
77 West Adams 6,168
78 Central City East 8,840
79 Leiment Park 6,541
80 Lincoln Heights 9,493
81 Civic Center-Little Tokyo 11,337
82 South Park 11,682
83 Downtown 14,800

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Los Angeles.

About Chris Kolmar

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