The 10 Safest Louisville, KY Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

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

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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 2022? 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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Safest Neighborhoods In Louisville

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Louisville For 2022

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Population: 2,176
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 190
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,680
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Population: 2,655
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 295
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,567
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Population: 4,550
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 186
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,116
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Population: 1,955
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 264
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,215
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Population: 2,213
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 259
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,671
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Population: 2,322
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 299
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,423
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Population: 6,308
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 353
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,273
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Population: 913
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 78
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,720
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Population: 2,346
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 488
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,763
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Population: 1,436
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 582
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,263
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Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Louisville 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 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.

Summary: 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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Bonnycastle 1,850
2 Tyler Park 1,841
3 Belknap 2,322
4 Hawthorne 2,489
5 Avondale Melbourne Heights 2,940
6 Hayfield Dundee 2,732
7 Audubon 2,606
8 Cherokee Gardens 3,788
9 Central Business District 3,270
10 Highlands 3,825
11 Cherokee Seneca 4,440
12 Cloverleaf 4,138
13 Hikes Point 4,553
14 Cherokee Triangle 4,558
15 Klondike 4,278
16 Crescent Hill 4,564
17 Deer Park 5,099
18 Butchertown 4,639
19 University 5,540
20 Rock Creek Lexington Road 5,813
21 Old Louisville 5,302
22 Brownsboro Zorn 5,765
23 Edgewood 5,839
24 Saint Joseph 5,868
25 Kenwood Hill 6,196
26 Wilder Park 6,216
27 Bon Air 6,243
28 Highlands Douglas 6,667
29 Soutland Park 6,375
30 Chickasaw 6,622
31 Phoenix Hill 6,627
32 Clifton Heights 6,394
33 Merriwether 6,739
34 Smoketown Jackson 6,734
35 Southside 6,550
36 South Louisville 6,772
37 Poplar Level 7,614
38 Taylor Berry 6,807
39 Bowman 7,102
40 Hazelwood 6,931
41 Germantown 7,416
42 Shelby Park 7,068
43 Schnitzelburg 7,848
44 Algonquin 6,916
45 Camp Taylor 8,466
46 Parkland 7,102
47 Gardiner Lane 10,482
48 Park Hill 7,155
49 California 7,315
50 Portland 7,335
51 Russell 7,335
52 Bashford Manor 8,680
53 Paristowne Point 8,967
54 Irish Hill 9,657
55 Beechmont 10,924
56 Prestonia 13,570
57 Park Duvalle 10,807
58 Iroquois 11,128
59 Iroquios Park 12,509
60 Clifton 12,841
61 Hallmark 13,347
62 Limerick 13,530
63 Wyandotte 13,676
64 Shawnee 13,695
65 Jacobs 14,900

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

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