The 10 Safest Sacramento, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which Sacramento 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 Sacramento in 2022? That would be South East. 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 Sacramento.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Sacramento

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Sacramento For 2022

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8
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Population: 5,004
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 127
Property Crime Per 100k: 824
More on South East: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
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Population: 3,282
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 214
Property Crime Per 100k: 582
More on River Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 5,170
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 226
Property Crime Per 100k: 564
More on Village 9: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 5,194
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 194
Property Crime Per 100k: 833
More on Village 11: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
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Population: 25,569
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 219
Property Crime Per 100k: 945
More on Pocket: Homes For Sale | Data

Pocket Sacramento, CA

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9
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Population: 4,404
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,075
More on Willowcreek: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 3,293
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 77
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,129
More on Village 12: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 7,990
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 358
Property Crime Per 100k: 577
More on Natomas Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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5
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Population: 2,500
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 372
Property Crime Per 100k: 740
More on Raley Industrial Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
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Population: 2,032
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 147
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,385
More on Richardson Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Sacramento 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 Sacramento.

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 113 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 Sacramento." We're lookin' at you, South East.

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

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

But as most California 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 Sacramento For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 South East 991
2 River Park 786
3 Village 9 770
4 Village 11 997
5 Pocket 1,154
6 Willowcreek 1,209
7 Village 12 1,236
8 Natomas Park 955
9 Raley Industrial Park 1,152
10 Richardson Village 1,542
11 Colonial Village 1,289
12 Westlake 1,371
13 Greenhaven 1,319
14 Scc 1,381
15 Johnson Business Park 1,351
16 Village 2 1,796
17 Fairgrounds 1,183
18 Glen Elder 1,003
19 Colonial Manor 1,726
20 Gateway West 1,588
21 Sierra Oaks 1,556
22 Creekside 1,822
23 East Sacramento 2,149
24 Freeport Manor 1,974
25 South Land Park 1,991
26 Csus 1,857
27 Norwood I-80 1,824
28 American River Parkway 2,274
29 Tahoe Park 2,638
30 Brentwood 1,816
31 Downtown 2,158
32 Elmhurst 2,163
33 Valleyview Acres 2,282
34 Campus Commons 2,155
35 Northgate 2,462
36 Mansion Flats 2,355
37 Glenwood Meadows 2,686
38 Village 7 2,443
39 Medical Center 1,960
40 Lawrence Park 3,947
41 Cannon Industrial Park 2,878
42 Erikson Industrial Park 2,992
43 College Glen 3,981
44 Tahoe Park East 3,282
45 Curtis Park 3,809
46 Carelton Tract 2,935
47 Natomas Creek 3,504
48 Robla 3,364
49 Meadowview 3,265
50 Parkway 3,313
51 Hollywood Park 3,546
52 Z'berg Park 2,706
53 Valley High-North Laguna 3,003
54 New Era Park 4,169
55 Tahoe Park South 3,728
56 South Natomas 3,297
57 Fruitridge Manor 4,062
58 West Tahoe Park 4,002
59 Del Paso Heights 4,211
60 Tallac Village 4,409
61 Colonial Heights 4,547
62 North Pointe 4,510
63 North Oak Park 4,659
64 Avondale 4,691
65 Strawberry Manor 4,423
66 Woodlake 4,565
67 Little Pocket 4,433
68 Airport 4,869
69 Land Park 5,314
70 Central Oak Park 4,986
71 Newton Booth 5,816
72 Golf Course Terrace 4,526
73 Johnson Heights 4,713
74 Swanston Estates 4,755
75 Norwood Tech 5,114
76 Woodbine 4,724
77 Oak Knoll 5,124
78 South Oak Park 4,799
79 South City Farms 5,106
80 East Del Paso Heights 5,260
81 Packard Bell 5,158
82 Natomas Crossing 4,941
83 Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park 5,158
84 Southside Park 7,204
85 Gateway Center 5,014
86 Parker Homes 7,146
87 Pell-Main Industrial Park 5,261
88 North City Farms 5,394
89 Old North Sacramento 5,485
90 Granite Regional Park 5,416
91 Noralto 5,760
92 Village Green 5,465
93 Mangan Park 7,222
94 Rp Sports Complex 8,285
95 Upper Land Park 5,871
96 Poverty Ridge 8,314
97 Boulevard Park 7,807
98 West Del Paso Heights 7,955
99 River Gardens 7,026
100 Village 14 6,703
101 Metro Center 6,193
102 Marshall School 7,903
103 Hagginwood 6,263
104 Old Sacramento 7,514
105 Arden Fair 12,657
106 Wills Acres 8,705
107 Ben Ali 8,857
108 Del Paso Park 8,805
109 South Hagginwood 9,076
110 Village 5 13,379
111 Richmond Grove 11,186
112 Gardenland 10,266
113 Midtown 10,943

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

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