The 10 Safest Memphis, TN Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

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

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

In which Memphis 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 Memphis in 2022? That would be Windyke-Southwind. 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 Memphis.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Memphis

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Memphis For 2022

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Population: 10,884
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 284
Property Crime Per 100k: 810
More on Windyke-Southwind: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 14,121
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 277
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,111
More on Eads-Fisherville: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 83,223
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 637
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,242
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Cordova-Appling Memphis, TN

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Population: 42,038
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 943
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,003
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Population: 92,024
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,814
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,113
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Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Memphis 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 Memphis.

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 13 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 Memphis." We're lookin' at you, Windyke-Southwind.

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

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

But as most Tennessee 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 Memphis For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Windyke-Southwind 1,094
2 Eads-Fisherville 1,408
3 Cordova-Appling 2,899
4 River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral 4,966
5 Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale 5,947
6 East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire 7,032
7 Raleigh 7,474
8 White Haven-Coro Lake 8,469
9 Midtown 9,508
10 Shelby Forest-Frayser 9,048
11 Berclair-Highland Heights 9,775
12 Parkway Village-Oakhaven 10,542
13 Downtown 11,471

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

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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