The 10 Safest Phoenix, AZ Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Phoenix 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 Phoenix.
Safest Neighborhoods In Phoenix
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Phoenix 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 Phoenix. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Phoenix neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

The Safest Neighborhoods In Phoenix For 2021

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

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Phoenix in 2021? 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 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 Phoenix.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Phoenix 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 Phoenix.

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 15 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 Phoenix." We're lookin' at you, Desert View.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Phoenix. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Phoenix For 2021

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Population: 50,657
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 134
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,179
More on Desert View: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 17,226
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 177
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,333
More on North Gateway: Homes For Sale | Data

Ahwatukee Foothills Phoenix, AZ

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Population: 79,838
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 226
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,581
More on Ahwatukee Foothills: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,653
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 179
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,989
More on New Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Paradise Valley Phoenix, AZ

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Population: 178,412
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 337
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,139
More on Paradise Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up 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.

But as most Arizona 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 Phoenix For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Desert View 1,313
2 North Gateway 1,490
3 Ahwatukee Foothills 1,807
4 New Village 2,128
5 Paradise Valley 2,516
6 Deer Valley 3,505
7 Laveen 3,753
8 Estrella 4,191
9 Maryvale 4,338
10 Camelback East 4,829
11 South Mountain 4,638
12 North Mountain 4,978
13 Encanto 6,353
14 Alahambra 6,824
15 Central City 10,035

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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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