The 10 Safest Louisville, KY Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Louisville 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 Louisville.
Safest Neighborhoods In Louisville
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Louisville 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 Louisville. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Louisville 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 Louisville in 2021? That would be Bonnycastle. 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 Louisville.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Louisville 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 Louisville.

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 65 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 Louisville." We're lookin' at you, Bonnycastle.

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

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Population: 2,176
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 170
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,690
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Population: 2,655
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 265
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,557
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Belknap Louisville, KY

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Population: 4,550
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 186
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,136
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Population: 1,955
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 304
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,195
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Population: 2,213
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 259
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,651
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Population: 2,322
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 309
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,413
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Population: 6,308
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 343
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,263
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Population: 913
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 78
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,740
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Population: 2,346
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 488
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,763
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Population: 3,561
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 518
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,590
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Summing Up The Safest Places In Louisville

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

But as most Kentucky 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 Louisville For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Bonnycastle 1,880
2 Tyler Park 1,831
3 Belknap 2,312
4 Hawthorne 2,489
5 Avondale Melbourne Heights 2,940
6 Hayfield Dundee 2,752
7 Audubon 2,616
8 Cherokee Gardens 3,788
9 Central Business District 3,260
10 Cloverleaf 4,128
11 Highlands 3,795
12 Cherokee Seneca 4,430
13 Hikes Point 4,543
14 Cherokee Triangle 4,558
15 Klondike 4,288
16 Crescent Hill 4,574
17 Deer Park 5,119
18 Butchertown 4,639
19 Rock Creek Lexington Road 5,793
20 University 5,550
21 Old Louisville 5,322
22 Brownsboro Zorn 5,765
23 Edgewood 5,829
24 Saint Joseph 5,878
25 Kenwood Hill 6,206
26 Wilder Park 6,176
27 Bon Air 6,223
28 Highlands Douglas 6,637
29 Soutland Park 6,385
30 Phoenix Hill 6,597
31 Chickasaw 6,622
32 Clifton Heights 6,394
33 Merriwether 6,729
34 Southside 6,550
35 Taylor Berry 6,817
36 Smoketown Jackson 6,764
37 South Louisville 6,772
38 Poplar Level 7,614
39 Bowman 7,102
40 Algonquin 6,916
41 Hazelwood 6,931
42 Germantown 7,416
43 Schnitzelburg 7,848
44 Parkland 7,102
45 Shelby Park 7,088
46 Camp Taylor 8,466
47 Park Hill 7,175
48 Gardiner Lane 10,472
49 Portland 7,305
50 Russell 7,315
51 California 7,345
52 Bashford Manor 8,680
53 Irish Hill 9,677
54 Paristowne Point 8,947
55 Beechmont 10,924
56 Park Duvalle 10,827
57 Iroquois 11,108
58 Prestonia 13,570
59 Iroquios Park 12,499
60 Clifton 12,841
61 Hallmark 13,367
62 Limerick 13,500
63 Wyandotte 13,686
64 Shawnee 13,715
65 Jacobs 14,890

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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