The 10 Safest Minneapolis, MN Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis.
Safest Neighborhoods In Minneapolis

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

In which Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis in 2021? That would be Linden Hills. 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 Minneapolis.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis.

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 83 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 Minneapolis." We're lookin' at you, Linden Hills.

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

Linden Hills Minneapolis, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,028
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 18
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,721
More on Linden Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,394
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 134
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,700
More on Waite Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,863
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 68
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,935
More on Kenny: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,318
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,048
More on Hale: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,385
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 76
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,141
More on Cedar-Isles-Dean: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,528
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 15
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,426
More on Armatage: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,092
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 146
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,212
More on Fulton: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,819
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 239
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,910
More on University District: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,887
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 228
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,923
More on Windom Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,899
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 164
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,226
More on Morris Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Minneapolis

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

But as most Minnesota 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 Minneapolis For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Linden Hills 1,759
2 Waite Park 1,844
3 Kenny 2,013
4 Hale 2,149
5 Cedar-Isles-Dean 2,187
6 Armatage 2,441
7 Fulton 2,358
8 University District 2,119
9 Windom Park 2,131
10 Morris Park 2,360
11 Diamond Lake 2,941
12 Audubon Park 2,516
13 Page 2,157
14 Minnehaha 2,614
15 Lynnhurst 2,157
16 Cooper 3,339
17 St Anthony West 3,035
18 Ericsson 3,931
19 Fuller Tangletown 3,326
20 Kenwood 3,444
21 Lowry Hill 3,973
22 Logan Park 3,407
23 St Anthony East 3,211
24 Kingfield 3,575
25 Keewaydin 4,227
26 East Harriet 4,268
27 Standish 4,090
28 Shingle Creek 3,893
29 Victory 4,050
30 Windom 4,145
31 Bryn Mawr 4,275
32 Wenonah 3,871
33 Howe 4,411
34 Hiawatha 4,602
35 Sheridan 4,270
36 Field 4,662
37 Bottineau 4,598
38 Northrup 4,869
39 Willard Hay 4,509
40 Prospect Park 5,047
41 Downtown West 4,922
42 Columbia Park 4,935
43 Southeast Como 5,127
44 Lind-Bohanon 5,165
45 Holland 5,213
46 Marshall Terrace 5,267
47 Corcoran 5,262
48 Whittier 5,353
49 Phillips West 5,401
50 Central 5,836
51 Calhoun 5,485
52 Sumner-Glenwood 5,525
53 Cedar-Riverside 5,459
54 Bancroft 5,608
55 Seward 5,706
56 Cleveland 6,200
57 Bryant 6,031
58 Regina 5,939
59 Mckinley 5,947
60 Beltrami 5,867
61 Powderhorn Park 5,966
62 Near North 6,297
63 Marcy Holmes 6,438
64 Elliot Park 6,033
65 Loring Park 6,057
66 East Isles 7,909
67 Northeast Park 6,399
68 Stevens Square 6,431
69 Downtown East 10,909
70 Lowry Hill East 8,431
71 North Loop 7,853
72 Folwell 7,662
73 East Calhoun 11,875
74 Webber-Camden 7,742
75 Ventura Village 8,067
76 East Phillips 8,129
77 East Bank-Nicollet Island 9,498
78 Jordan 8,193
79 Lyndale 9,736
80 Harrison 9,341
81 Longfellow 13,029
82 Midtown Phillips 9,337
83 Hawthorne 13,653

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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