The 10 Safest Rochester, NY Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Rochester neighborhoods are Browncroft and Homestead Heights for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Safest Neighborhoods In Rochester
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Every city has safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhhods. We believe you should know which neighborhoods in Rochester 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 Rochester. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Rochester For 2024

  1. Browncroft
  2. Homestead Heights
  3. Cobbs Hill
  4. Swillburg
  5. 19th Ward
  6. Charlotte
  7. Culver-Winton
  8. Northland-Lyceum
  9. Park Avenue
  10. Maplewood

Which neighborhood is the safest in Rochester in 2024? That would be Browncroft. 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 Rochester neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Rochester For 2024

Browncroft Rochester, NY

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Population: 3,413
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 167
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,660
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Population: 3,495
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 375
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,750
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Cobbs Hill Rochester, NY

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Population: 1,469
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 252
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,590
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Swillburg Rochester, NY

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Population: 1,776
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 200
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,702
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Population: 19,116
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 711
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,373
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Population: 5,134
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 499
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,793
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Population: 7,013
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 197
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,950
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Population: 5,565
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 750
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,876
More on Northland-Lyceum: Data | Real Estate

Park Avenue Rochester, NY

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Population: 6,372
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 411
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,709
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Population: 18,384
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 737
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,268
More on Maplewood: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Rochester 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 Rochester.

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 32 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 Rochester.” We’re lookin’ at you, Browncroft.

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

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 Rochester

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

The safest neighborhoods in Rochester are Browncroft, Homestead Heights, Cobbs Hill, Swillburg, 19th Ward, Charlotte, Culver-Winton, Northland-Lyceum, Park Avenue, and Maplewood.

But as most New York 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 Rochester are Best, Edgerton, Central Business District, Charles House, and Mayor’s Heights.

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 Rochester For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Browncroft 1,827
2 Homestead Heights 2,125
3 Cobbs Hill 2,842
4 Swillburg 2,902
5 19th Ward 3,084
6 Charlotte 3,292
7 Culver-Winton 4,147
8 Northland-Lyceum 3,626
9 Park Avenue 4,120
10 Maplewood 4,005
11 Corn Hill 4,513
12 Ellwanger-Barry 4,220
13 Plymouth-Exchange 4,296
14 Strong 5,228
15 Atlantic-University 4,723
16 Beechwood 4,611
17 Lyell-Otis 4,863
18 East Avenue 5,520
19 North Marketview Heights 5,078
20 Susan B Anthony 5,195
21 South Wedge 5,156
22 Genesee-Jefferson 5,373
23 Highland 6,863
24 South Marketview Heights 6,281
25 Dutchtown 6,762
26 Upper Falls 7,258
27 Pearl-Meigs-Monroe 7,507
28 Mayor’s Heights 7,377
29 Charles House 8,226
30 Central Business District 10,236
31 Edgerton 9,876
32 Best 13,183
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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