The 10 Safest New Orleans, LA Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest New Orleans neighborhoods are Lake Shore-Lake Vista and Audubon for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In New Orleans For 2024

  1. Lake Shore-Lake Vista
  2. Audubon
  3. West End
  4. Village De L’est
  5. Algeirs Point
  6. Lakeview
  7. Navarre
  8. Gentilly Woods
  9. Uptown
  10. Black Pearl

Which neighborhood is the safest in New Orleans in 2024? That would be Lake Shore-Lake Vista. 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 New Orleans neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In New Orleans For 2024

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Population: 2,423
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 176
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,015
More on Lake Shore-Lake Vista: Data | Real Estate

Audubon New Orleans, LA

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Population: 16,004
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 249
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,481
More on Audubon: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 3,281
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 182
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,714
More on West End: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 8,709
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 423
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,540
More on Village De L’est: Data | Real Estate

Algeirs Point New Orleans, LA

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Population: 2,574
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 335
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,951
More on Algeirs Point: Data | Real Estate

Lakeview New Orleans, LA

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Population: 8,762
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 146
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,153
More on Lakeview: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,263
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 413
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,912
More on Navarre: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,116
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 457
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,784
More on Gentilly Woods: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 6,297
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 425
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,951
More on Uptown: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,922
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 397
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,046
More on Black Pearl: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest New Orleans 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 New Orleans.

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 68 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 New Orleans.” We’re lookin’ at you, Lake Shore-Lake Vista.

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

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 New Orleans

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

The safest neighborhoods in New Orleans are Lake Shore-Lake Vista, Audubon, West End, Village De L’est, Algeirs Point, Lakeview, Navarre, Gentilly Woods, Uptown, and Black Pearl.

But as most Louisiana 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 New Orleans are Tulane-Gravier, Central City, Seventh Ward, Saint Claude, and Saint Roch.

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 New Orleans For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Lake Shore-Lake Vista 1,191
2 Audubon 1,730
3 West End 1,896
4 Village De L’est 1,963
5 Algeirs Point 2,286
6 Lakeview 2,299
7 Navarre 2,325
8 Gentilly Woods 2,241
9 Uptown 2,376
10 Black Pearl 2,443
11 Central Business District 2,346
12 French Quarter 2,346
13 East Riverside 2,447
14 Old Aurora 2,399
15 New Aurora-English Turn 2,354
16 East Carollton 2,552
17 Read Blvd West 2,620
18 Marlyville-Fontainebleau 2,677
19 West Riverside 2,920
20 Fillmore 3,187
21 Pontchartrain Park 3,122
22 Lake Catherine 3,316
23 Milneburg 3,311
24 Saint Anthony 3,355
25 Garden District 3,434
26 Fairgrounds 3,366
27 Bayou Saint John 3,603
28 Irish Channel 3,624
29 Gentilly Terrace 3,788
30 Saint Bernard Area 4,052
31 Little Woods 3,954
32 Tall Timbers-Brechtel 4,061
33 City Park 4,680
34 Broadmoor 4,631
35 Touro 4,712
36 Plum Orchard 4,463
37 Lake Terrace And Oaks 4,935
38 Dillard 4,921
39 Holly Grove 4,747
40 Mcdonogh 4,978
41 Lower Garden District 5,473
42 Leonidas 5,581
43 Read Blvd East 5,382
44 Milan 5,816
45 Dixon 6,187
46 Fischer Dev 6,133
47 Freret 6,328
48 Us Naval Base 6,218
49 Whitney 6,398
50 Behrman 6,597
51 Mid-City 6,714
52 Saint Thomas 7,883
53 Bywater 8,521
54 Holy Cross 7,955
55 Treme’ Lafitte 8,308
56 Lower 9th Ward 8,348
57 Marigny 8,972
58 West Lake Forest 8,357
59 Viavant-Venetian Isles 9,382
60 Desire 9,382
61 Florida 9,149
62 Gert Town 10,023
63 Pines Village 10,160
64 Saint Roch 10,638
65 Saint Claude 11,087
66 Seventh Ward 10,995
67 Central City 11,829
68 Tulane-Gravier 14,873
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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