The 10 Safest San Jose, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which San Jose 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 San Jose in 2022? That would be Berryessa. 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 San Jose.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In San Jose

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In San Jose For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,515
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 171
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,430
More on Berryessa: Homes For Sale | Data

Berryessa San Jose, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 76,963
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 170
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,452
More on Evergreen: Homes For Sale | Data

Evergreen San Jose, CA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 99,862
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 210
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,496
More on West San Jose: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 71,889
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 174
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,642
More on Cambrian Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Cambrian Park San Jose, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,274
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 317
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,614
More on Burbank: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 41,132
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 226
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,753
More on Almaden Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

Almaden Valley San Jose, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 41,443
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 363
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,789
More on Edenvale-Seven Trees: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 70,687
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 358
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,100
More on Blossom Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

Blossom Valley San Jose, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 78,071
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 394
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,284
More on North Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 38,948
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 419
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,275
More on Alum Rock-East Foothills: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest San Jose 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 San Jose.

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 17 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 San Jose." We're lookin' at you, Berryessa.

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

Looking at the data, you can tell that Berryessa 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 San Jose For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Berryessa 1,631
2 Evergreen 1,642
3 West San Jose 1,736
4 Cambrian Park 1,836
5 Burbank 1,941
6 Almaden Valley 1,969
7 Edenvale-Seven Trees 2,162
8 Blossom Valley 2,408
9 North Valley 2,648
10 Alum Rock-East Foothills 2,704
11 Willow Glen 2,566
12 Santa Teresa 2,840
13 Rose Garden 3,817
14 Buena Vista 3,489
15 Fairgrounds 4,517
16 North San Jose 4,822
17 Downtown 6,528

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

About Chris Kolmar

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