The 5 Safest Memphis, TN Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Memphis neighborhoods are Windyke-Southwind and Eads-Fisherville for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Safest Neighborhoods In Memphis
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Every city has safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhhods. We believe you should know which neighborhoods in Memphis 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 Memphis. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Memphis For 2024

  1. Windyke-Southwind
  2. Eads-Fisherville
  3. Cordova-Appling
  4. River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral
  5. Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale

Which neighborhood is the safest in Memphis in 2024? 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 dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top , scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Memphis neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 5 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Memphis For 2024

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Population: 2,234
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 274
Property Crime Per 100k: 800
More on Windyke-Southwind: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 3,796
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 297
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,111
More on Eads-Fisherville: Data | Real Estate

Cordova-Appling Memphis, TN

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Population: 70,645
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 647
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,242
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Population: 44,686
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 953
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,003
More on River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 66,172
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,804
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,133
More on Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Memphis 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 Memphis.

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 13 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 Memphis.” We’re lookin’ at you, Windyke-Southwind.

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

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.

The safest neighborhoods in Memphis are Windyke-Southwind, Eads-Fisherville, Cordova-Appling, River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale, East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire, Raleigh, White Haven-Coro Lake, Midtown, and Shelby Forest-Frayser.

But as most Tennessee 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 Memphis are Downtown, Parkway Village-Oakhaven, Berclair-Highland Heights, Shelby Forest-Frayser, and Midtown.

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 Memphis For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Windyke-Southwind 1,074
2 Eads-Fisherville 1,408
3 Cordova-Appling 2,889
4 River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral 4,956
5 Hickory Ridge-South Riverdale 5,937
6 East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire 7,022
7 Raleigh 7,484
8 White Haven-Coro Lake 8,479
9 Midtown 9,508
10 Shelby Forest-Frayser 9,028
11 Berclair-Highland Heights 9,795
12 Parkway Village-Oakhaven 10,532
13 Downtown 11,471
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.

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