The 10 Safest Minneapolis, MN Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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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 2022? 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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Safest Neighborhoods In Minneapolis

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Minneapolis For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,028
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 25
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,753
More on Linden Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Linden Hills Minneapolis, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,394
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 136
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,722
More on Waite Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 3,863
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 83
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,971
More on Kenny: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,385
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 93
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,181
More on Cedar-Isles-Dean: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,318
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 137
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,096
More on Hale: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,528
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 41
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,471
More on Armatage: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
/10

Population: 6,092
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 174
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,243
More on Fulton: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,819
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 268
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,955
More on University District: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,899
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 174
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,258
More on Morris Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,887
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 297
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,949
More on Windom Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Minneapolis 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 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 82 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.

Summary: 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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Linden Hills 1,788
2 Waite Park 1,888
3 Kenny 2,054
4 Cedar-Isles-Dean 2,254
5 Hale 2,193
6 Armatage 2,492
7 Fulton 2,437
8 University District 2,223
9 Morris Park 2,462
10 Windom Park 2,246
11 Audubon Park 2,589
12 Diamond Lake 3,003
13 Minnehaha 2,691
14 Page 2,295
15 Lynnhurst 2,285
16 Cooper 3,394
17 Ericsson 3,992
18 St Anthony West 3,169
19 Fuller Tangletown 3,463
20 Kenwood 3,571
21 Lowry Hill 4,051
22 St Anthony East 3,392
23 Logan Park 3,540
24 Kingfield 3,660
25 Keewaydin 4,318
26 Standish 4,214
27 Shingle Creek 4,044
28 East Harriet 4,395
29 Windom 4,293
30 Victory 4,212
31 Bryn Mawr 4,438
32 Wenonah 4,111
33 Howe 4,551
34 Hiawatha 4,696
35 Sheridan 4,415
36 Field 4,802
37 Bottineau 4,822
38 Northrup 5,038
39 Willard Hay 4,985
40 Downtown West 5,136
41 Columbia Park 5,161
42 Prospect Park 5,232
43 Southeast Como 5,297
44 Lind-Bohanon 5,441
45 Marshall Terrace 5,538
46 Holland 5,559
47 Corcoran 5,595
48 Whittier 5,664
49 Phillips West 5,803
50 Calhoun 5,739
51 Sumner-Glenwood 6,035
52 Central 6,441
53 Cedar-Riverside 5,819
54 Bancroft 5,831
55 Seward 6,039
56 Bryant 6,295
57 Cleveland 6,847
58 Regina 6,260
59 Beltrami 6,192
60 Mckinley 6,498
61 Marcy Holmes 6,700
62 Powderhorn Park 6,351
63 Near North 6,927
64 Elliot Park 6,503
65 Loring Park 6,411
66 East Isles 8,192
67 Northeast Park 6,718
68 Stevens Square 6,942
69 Lowry Hill East 8,790
70 North Loop 8,259
71 Downtown East 11,251
72 Folwell 8,503
73 Webber-Camden 8,292
74 East Bank-Nicollet Island 9,920
75 Ventura Village 8,929
76 East Phillips 9,040
77 Jordan 9,002
78 Lyndale 10,272
79 Longfellow 13,572
80 Harrison 10,130
81 Midtown Phillips 10,262
82 Hawthorne 14,644

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

About Chris Kolmar

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