The 5 Safest Phoenix, AZ Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Phoenix neighborhoods are Desert View and North Gateway for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Safest Neighborhoods In Phoenix
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Every city has safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhhods. We believe you should know which neighborhoods in Phoenix are the safest before you move.

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 Phoenix. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

What Phoenix neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list.

The Safest Neighborhoods In Phoenix For 2024

  1. Desert View
  2. North Gateway
  3. Ahwatukee Foothills
  4. New Village
  5. Paradise Valley

Which neighborhood is the safest in Phoenix in 2024? That would be Desert View. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top , scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Phoenix neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 5 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Phoenix For 2024

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Population: 57,629
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 144
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,076
More on Desert View: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 22,664
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 193
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,217
More on North Gateway: Data | Real Estate

Ahwatukee Foothills Phoenix, AZ

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Population: 81,820
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 250
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,443
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Population: 5,653
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 184
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,815
More on New Village: Data | Real Estate

Paradise Valley Phoenix, AZ

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Population: 179,199
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 412
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,952
More on Paradise Valley: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Phoenix Hoods In 2024

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can look at the unbiased raw data. We choose data.

Instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we used Saturday Night Science to analyze the numbers from the FBI’s most recent crime report for every neighborhood in Phoenix.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhood’s property and violent crimes per capita. We used the following criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 15 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

Finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the “Safest City Neighborhood In Phoenix.” We’re lookin’ at you, Desert View.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our fourth time ranking the safest neighborhoods in Phoenix.

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 Phoenix

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

The safest neighborhoods in Phoenix are Desert View, North Gateway, Ahwatukee Foothills, New Village, Paradise Valley, Deer Valley, Laveen, Estrella, Maryvale, and Camelback East.

But as most Arizona residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

The most dangerous neighborhoods in Phoenix are Central City, Alahambra, Encanto, North Mountain, and South Mountain.

We ranked the neighborhoods from safest to most dangerous in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Phoenix For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Desert View 1,220
2 North Gateway 1,410
3 Ahwatukee Foothills 1,693
4 New Village 1,999
5 Paradise Valley 2,364
6 Deer Valley 3,300
7 Laveen 3,563
8 Estrella 4,021
9 Maryvale 4,163
10 Camelback East 4,565
11 South Mountain 4,457
12 North Mountain 4,730
13 Encanto 6,068
14 Alahambra 6,579
15 Central City 9,726
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.

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