The 10 Safest Philadelphia, PA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia in 2022? That would be Bustleton. 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 Philadelphia.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Philadelphia

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Philadelphia For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 31,993
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 199
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,107
More on Bustleton: Homes For Sale | Data

Bustleton Philadelphia, PA

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9
/10

Population: 11,011
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 258
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,305
More on Chestnut Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Chestnut Hill Philadelphia, PA

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 30,102
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 287
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,329
More on Somerton: Homes For Sale | Data

Somerton Philadelphia, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,450
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 277
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,367
More on Fox Chase: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 27,044
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 375
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,308
More on Academy Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 30,358
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 407
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,583
More on Torresdale: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 30,805
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 320
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,677
More on Rhawnhurst: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 29,357
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 502
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,877
More on Wharton-Hawthorne-Bella Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,442
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 459
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,002
More on Byberry: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,063
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 515
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,991
More on Roxborough: Homes For Sale | Data

Roxborough Philadelphia, PA

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia.

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 56 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 Philadelphia." We're lookin' at you, Bustleton.

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

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

But as most Pennsylvania 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 Philadelphia For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Bustleton 1,316
2 Chestnut Hill 1,573
3 Somerton 1,606
4 Fox Chase 1,664
5 Academy Gardens 1,673
6 Torresdale 1,990
7 Rhawnhurst 2,037
8 Wharton-Hawthorne-Bella Vista 2,349
9 Byberry 2,461
10 Roxborough 2,486
11 Manayunk 2,585
12 South Philadelphia 2,551
13 Schuylkill Southwest 2,706
14 Holmesburry-Torresdale 2,535
15 Oak Lane 2,680
16 Mount Airy 2,737
17 Oxford Circle 2,801
18 Cedar Brook 2,778
19 East Falls 2,874
20 Girard Estates 2,917
21 Fairmount-Spring Garden 3,221
22 Mayfield 3,016
23 Summerdale 3,072
24 Pennsport-Whitman-Queen 3,373
25 Juniata Park-Feltonville 3,143
26 Olney 3,252
27 Wissanoning 3,377
28 Marconi Plaza-Packer Park 4,035
29 Point Breeze 4,028
30 Eastwick 4,336
31 Morris Park 3,843
32 Logan-Fern Rock 4,054
33 Fishtown 5,165
34 Wynnefield 4,560
35 Cobbs Creek 4,502
36 Hartranft 4,368
37 Grays Ferry 4,470
38 Richmond 4,700
39 Kensington 5,234
40 Hunting Park 4,673
41 Elmwood 4,959
42 Frankford 5,436
43 City Center West 6,350
44 Belmont 6,230
45 Brewerytown 5,448
46 Germantown 5,591
47 Riverfront 7,247
48 City Center East 7,659
49 Poplar-Ludlow-Yorktowne 6,638
50 Strawberry Mansion 6,135
51 Fairhill 8,457
52 Alleghany West 8,010
53 North Central 8,527
54 Harrowgate 8,657
55 Haddington-Carroll Park 9,311
56 Tioga-Nicetown 9,247

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

About Chris Kolmar

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