The 10 Safest Newark, NJ Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which Newark 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 Newark in 2022? That would be South Ironbound. 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 Newark.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Newark

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Newark For 2022

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8
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Population: 8,225
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 444
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,317
More on South Ironbound: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 43,436
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 496
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,458
More on North Ironbound: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 17,181
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 493
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,579
More on Lower Vailsburg: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 22,701
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 526
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,558
More on Forest Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
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Population: 20,878
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 534
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,552
More on Weequahic: Homes For Sale | Data

Weequahic Newark, NJ

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8
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Population: 17,368
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 522
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,638
More on Upper Roseville: Homes For Sale | Data

Upper Roseville Newark, NJ

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8
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Population: 10,921
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 557
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,695
More on North Broadway: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 14,689
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 574
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,717
More on Upper Vailsburg: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
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Population: 5,389
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 589
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,793
More on Central Business District: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
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Population: 13,987
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 584
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,870
More on Upper Clinton Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Newark 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 Newark.

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 20 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 Newark." We're lookin' at you, South Ironbound.

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

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

But as most New Jersey 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 Newark For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South Ironbound 1,770
2 North Ironbound 1,914
3 Lower Vailsburg 2,092
4 Forest Hill 2,044
5 Weequahic 2,095
6 Upper Roseville 2,160
7 North Broadway 2,251
8 Upper Vailsburg 2,251
9 Central Business District 2,362
10 Upper Clinton Hill 2,474
11 Mount Pleasant 2,510
12 University Heights 2,522
13 Lower Clinton Hill 2,541
14 Fairmuont 2,541
15 West Side 2,622
16 Seventh Avenue 2,578
17 Lower Roseville 2,764
18 South Broad Street 2,810
19 Dayton-Weequahic Park 2,826
20 Springfield-Belmont 3,047

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

About Chris Kolmar

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