The 10 Safest New Orleans, LA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

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

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

In which New Orleans 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 New Orleans in 2021? 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 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 New Orleans.

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

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How We Determined The Safest New Orleans 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 New Orleans.

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 68 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 New Orleans." We're lookin' at you, Lake Shore-Lake Vista.

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

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Population: 2,957
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 163
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,185
More on Lake Shore-Lake Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

Audubon New Orleans, LA

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Population: 16,424
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 235
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,730
More on Audubon: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,058
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 167
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,002
More on West End: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 9,068
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 386
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,799
More on Village De L'est: Homes For Sale | Data

Algeirs Point New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 3,022
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 270
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,278
More on Algeirs Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Lakewood New Orleans, LA

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Population: 1,812
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 239
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,294
More on Lakewood: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,156
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 386
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,083
More on Gentilly Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,902
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 367
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,234
More on Navarre: Homes For Sale | Data

Lakeview New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 8,015
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 136
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,515
More on Lakeview: Homes For Sale | Data

French Quarter New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 3,286
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 468
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,117
More on French Quarter: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up 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.

But as most Louisiana 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 New Orleans For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Lake Shore-Lake Vista 1,318
2 Audubon 1,935
3 West End 2,179
4 Village De L'est 2,165
5 Algeirs Point 2,568
6 Lakewood 2,523
7 Gentilly Woods 2,489
8 Navarre 2,601
9 Lakeview 2,631
10 French Quarter 2,585
11 New Aurora-English Turn 2,579
12 Central Business District 2,585
13 Uptown 2,647
14 Black Pearl 2,754
15 East Riverside 2,712
16 East Carollton 2,876
17 Old Aurora 2,657
18 West Riverside 3,275
19 Marlyville-Fontainebleau 2,988
20 Read Blvd West 2,910
21 Fillmore 3,611
22 Pontchartrain Park 3,458
23 Garden District 3,821
24 Milneburg 3,665
25 Saint Anthony 3,663
26 Fairgrounds 3,702
27 Bayou Saint John 4,001
28 Irish Channel 4,013
29 Gentilly Terrace 4,204
30 Saint Bernard Area 4,473
31 Tall Timbers-Brechtel 4,472
32 Little Woods 4,318
33 City Park 5,232
34 Broadmoor 5,119
35 Touro 5,204
36 Plum Orchard 4,828
37 Dillard 5,474
38 Holly Grove 5,182
39 Lake Terrace And Oaks 5,477
40 Lower Garden District 6,103
41 Mcdonogh 5,390
42 Leonidas 6,205
43 Read Blvd East 5,895
44 Milan 6,357
45 Fischer Dev 6,646
46 Dixon 6,851
47 Us Naval Base 6,846
48 Freret 7,064
49 Whitney 6,992
50 Behrman 7,161
51 Mid-City 7,353
52 Saint Thomas 8,705
53 Bywater 9,590
54 Holy Cross 8,674
55 Treme' Lafitte 9,120
56 West Lake Forest 9,058
57 Lower 9th Ward 9,105
58 Tulane-Gravier 9,876
59 Marigny 9,904
60 Florida 9,887
61 Desire 10,290
62 Viavant-Venetian Isles 10,280
63 Gert Town 11,138
64 Pines Village 11,093
65 Saint Roch 11,558
66 Saint Claude 12,143
67 Seventh Ward 11,997
68 Central City 12,955

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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