The 10 Safest Raleigh, NC Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

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

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

In which Raleigh 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 Raleigh in 2022? That would be Glenwood. 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 Raleigh.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Raleigh

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Raleigh For 2022

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Population: 7,562
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 106
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,132
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Glenwood Raleigh, NC

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Population: 81,974
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 200
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,312
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Population: 76,649
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 215
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,223
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Population: 8,992
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 207
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,798
More on Wade: Homes For Sale | Data

Wade Raleigh, NC

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Population: 14,634
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 359
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,773
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Hillsborough Raleigh, NC

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Population: 10,549
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 243
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,858
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Six Forks Raleigh, NC

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Population: 8,393
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 207
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,555
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Five Points Raleigh, NC

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Population: 37,998
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 389
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,824
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Population: 28,074
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 494
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,223
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Population: 87,424
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 459
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,585
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Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Raleigh 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 Raleigh.

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 18 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 Raleigh." We're lookin' at you, Glenwood.

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

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

But as most North Carolina 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 Raleigh For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Glenwood 1,288
2 Northwest 1,522
3 North 1,428
4 Wade 2,005
5 Hillsborough 2,142
6 Six Forks 2,071
7 Five Points 2,782
8 West 2,193
9 Southeast 2,747
10 Northeast 3,034
11 Falls Of Neuse 3,773
12 Mordecai 4,264
13 South 3,492
14 Southwest 3,870
15 North Central 4,416
16 East Raleigh 5,196
17 South Central 5,374
18 Central 13,891

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

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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