The 10 Safest New Orleans, LA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

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

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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 2022? 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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Safest Neighborhoods In New Orleans

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In New Orleans For 2022

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Population: 2,957
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 176
Property Crime Per 100k: 995
More on Lake Shore-Lake Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 16,424
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 269
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,461
More on Audubon: Homes For Sale | Data

Audubon New Orleans, LA

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Population: 4,058
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 192
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,724
More on West End: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 9,068
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 403
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,530
More on Village De L'est: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,812
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 308
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,964
More on Lakewood: Homes For Sale | Data

Lakewood New Orleans, LA

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Population: 3,022
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 315
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,971
More on Algeirs Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Algeirs Point New Orleans, LA

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Population: 8,015
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 156
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,133
More on Lakeview: Homes For Sale | Data

Lakeview New Orleans, LA

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Population: 3,156
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 447
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,774
More on Gentilly Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,902
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 413
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,892
More on Navarre: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 6,504
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 405
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,931
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Methodology: How We Determined The Safest New Orleans 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 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 69 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.

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.

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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Lake Shore-Lake Vista 1,171
2 Audubon 1,740
3 West End 1,896
4 Village De L'est 1,973
5 Lakewood 2,242
6 Algeirs Point 2,296
7 Lakeview 2,309
8 Gentilly Woods 2,251
9 Navarre 2,325
10 Uptown 2,366
11 Central Business District 2,336
12 Black Pearl 2,463
13 French Quarter 2,346
14 New Aurora-English Turn 2,364
15 East Riverside 2,467
16 East Carollton 2,552
17 Old Aurora 2,379
18 Read Blvd West 2,620
19 Marlyville-Fontainebleau 2,677
20 West Riverside 2,900
21 Fillmore 3,177
22 Lake Catherine 3,336
23 Pontchartrain Park 3,142
24 Milneburg 3,291
25 Garden District 3,444
26 Saint Anthony 3,375
27 Fairgrounds 3,346
28 Bayou Saint John 3,603
29 Irish Channel 3,634
30 Gentilly Terrace 3,768
31 Saint Bernard Area 4,052
32 Tall Timbers-Brechtel 4,071
33 Little Woods 3,964
34 City Park 4,670
35 Broadmoor 4,611
36 Touro 4,692
37 Plum Orchard 4,473
38 Lake Terrace And Oaks 4,945
39 Dillard 4,911
40 Holly Grove 4,757
41 Lower Garden District 5,473
42 Mcdonogh 4,988
43 Leonidas 5,591
44 Read Blvd East 5,392
45 Milan 5,826
46 Dixon 6,197
47 Fischer Dev 6,153
48 Freret 6,338
49 Us Naval Base 6,228
50 Whitney 6,398
51 Behrman 6,577
52 Mid-City 6,714
53 Saint Thomas 7,863
54 Bywater 8,521
55 Holy Cross 7,965
56 Treme' Lafitte 8,318
57 Lower 9th Ward 8,338
58 West Lake Forest 8,357
59 Marigny 8,992
60 Viavant-Venetian Isles 9,392
61 Desire 9,372
62 Florida 9,149
63 Gert Town 10,013
64 Pines Village 10,150
65 Saint Roch 10,658
66 Saint Claude 11,077
67 Seventh Ward 10,995
68 Central City 11,809
69 Tulane-Gravier 14,883

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

About Chris Kolmar

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