The 10 Safest Louisville, KY Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Louisville neighborhoods are Tyler Park and Bonnycastle for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Safest Neighborhoods In Louisville
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Every city has safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhhods. We believe you should know which neighborhoods in Louisville are the safest before you move.

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.

What Louisville neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list.

The Safest Neighborhoods In Louisville For 2024

  1. Tyler Park
  2. Bonnycastle
  3. Belknap
  4. Hawthorne
  5. Avondale Melbourne Heights
  6. Audubon
  7. Hayfield Dundee
  8. Cherokee Gardens
  9. Highlands
  10. Cloverleaf

Which neighborhood is the safest in Louisville in 2024? That would be Tyler Park. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top , scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Louisville neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Louisville For 2024

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Population: 2,570
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 275
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,557
More on Tyler Park: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,080
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 170
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,690
More on Bonnycastle: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 5,008
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 176
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,136
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Population: 1,926
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 284
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,195
More on Hawthorne: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,535
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 279
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,651
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Population: 3,748
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 333
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,263
More on Audubon: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,163
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 319
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,413
More on Hayfield Dundee: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 858
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 68
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,740
More on Cherokee Gardens: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,482
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 572
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,243
More on Highlands: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 3,967
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 538
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,590
More on Cloverleaf: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Louisville Hoods In 2024

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can look at the unbiased raw data. We choose data.

Instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we used Saturday Night Science to analyze the numbers from the FBI’s most recent crime report for every neighborhood in Louisville.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhood’s property and violent crimes per capita. We used the following criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 64 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

Finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the “Safest City Neighborhood In Louisville.” We’re lookin’ at you, Tyler Park.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our fourth time ranking the safest neighborhoods in Louisville.

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 Louisville

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

The safest neighborhoods in Louisville are Tyler Park, Bonnycastle, Belknap, Hawthorne, Avondale Melbourne Heights, Audubon, Hayfield Dundee, Cherokee Gardens, Highlands, and Cloverleaf.

But as most Kentucky residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

The most dangerous neighborhoods in Louisville are Jacobs, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Limerick, and Hallmark.

We ranked the neighborhoods from safest to most dangerous in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Louisville For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Tyler Park 1,831
2 Bonnycastle 1,860
3 Belknap 2,312
4 Hawthorne 2,479
5 Avondale Melbourne Heights 2,930
6 Audubon 2,596
7 Hayfield Dundee 2,732
8 Cherokee Gardens 3,808
9 Highlands 3,815
10 Cloverleaf 4,128
11 Cherokee Seneca 4,430
12 Hikes Point 4,563
13 Cherokee Triangle 4,568
14 Klondike 4,278
15 Crescent Hill 4,564
16 Deer Park 5,099
17 Butchertown 4,659
18 Rock Creek Lexington Road 5,803
19 University 5,530
20 Old Louisville 5,312
21 Brownsboro Zorn 5,775
22 Edgewood 5,829
23 Saint Joseph 5,868
24 Kenwood Hill 6,206
25 Wilder Park 6,196
26 Bon Air 6,233
27 Highlands Douglas 6,657
28 Soutland Park 6,385
29 Phoenix Hill 6,607
30 Chickasaw 6,612
31 Clifton Heights 6,414
32 Merriwether 6,719
33 Smoketown Jackson 6,754
34 Southside 6,560
35 Poplar Level 7,604
36 South Louisville 6,772
37 Bowman 7,082
38 Taylor Berry 6,797
39 Algonquin 6,916
40 Hazelwood 6,921
41 Schnitzelburg 7,838
42 Germantown 7,426
43 Shelby Park 7,088
44 Camp Taylor 8,476
45 Parkland 7,092
46 Park Hill 7,165
47 Gardiner Lane 10,472
48 Portland 7,325
49 California 7,325
50 Russell 7,325
51 Bashford Manor 8,690
52 Paristowne Point 8,967
53 Irish Hill 9,657
54 Beechmont 10,924
55 Prestonia 13,590
56 Park Duvalle 10,817
57 Iroquois 11,108
58 Iroquios Park 12,499
59 Clifton 12,841
60 Hallmark 13,357
61 Limerick 13,520
62 Wyandotte 13,666
63 Shawnee 13,705
64 Jacobs 14,880
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.

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