The 10 Safest Newark, NJ Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

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

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 2021? 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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How We Determined The Safest Newark 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 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.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Newark For 2021

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Population: 8,225
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 518
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,346
More on South Ironbound: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 43,436
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 578
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,478
More on North Ironbound: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 22,701
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 602
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,570
More on Forest Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Weequahic Newark, NJ

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Population: 20,878
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 601
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,594
More on Weequahic: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 17,181
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 610
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,591
More on Lower Vailsburg: Homes For Sale | Data

Upper Roseville Newark, NJ

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Population: 17,368
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 603
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,651
More on Upper Roseville: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 14,689
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 639
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,720
More on Upper Vailsburg: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,921
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 662
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,729
More on North Broadway: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,389
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 698
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,798
More on Central Business District: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 13,987
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 688
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,876
More on Upper Clinton Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up 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 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South Ironbound 1,873
2 North Ironbound 2,056
3 Forest Hill 2,162
4 Weequahic 2,195
5 Lower Vailsburg 2,201
6 Upper Roseville 2,274
7 Upper Vailsburg 2,349
8 North Broadway 2,361
9 Central Business District 2,486
10 Upper Clinton Hill 2,583
11 Fairmuont 2,664
12 Mount Pleasant 2,673
13 University Heights 2,686
14 Lower Clinton Hill 2,655
15 Seventh Avenue 2,703
16 West Side 2,760
17 Lower Roseville 2,909
18 South Broad Street 2,928
19 Dayton-Weequahic Park 3,006
20 Springfield-Belmont 3,238

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About Chris Kolmar

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