The 10 Safest St. Louis, MO Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which St. Louis 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 St. Louis in 2022? That would be Hi-Pointe. 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 St. Louis.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In St. Louis

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In St. Louis For 2022

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8
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Population: 2,160
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 151
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,704
More on Hi-Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 7,620
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 206
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,050
More on Princeton Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 1,951
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 243
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,326
More on Ellendale: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 8,066
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 301
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,481
More on Saint Louis Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 2,624
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 560
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,942
More on Clifton Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 1,205
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 191
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,734
More on Missouri Botanical Garden: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
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Population: 9,805
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 536
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,168
More on Boulevard Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 6,733
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 453
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,390
More on South Hampton: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 8,741
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 436
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,555
More on Lindenwood Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
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Population: 665
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 348
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,295
More on Wydown-Skinker: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest St. Louis 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 St. Louis.

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 79 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 St. Louis." We're lookin' at you, Hi-Pointe.

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

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

But as most Missouri 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 St. Louis For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hi-Pointe 1,855
2 Princeton Heights 2,216
3 Ellendale 2,529
4 Saint Louis Hills 2,822
5 Clifton Heights 2,482
6 Missouri Botanical Garden 2,935
7 Boulevard Heights 2,724
8 South Hampton 2,863
9 Lindenwood Park 2,981
10 Wydown-Skinker 3,653
11 North Hampton 3,188
12 Oarondelet Park 3,825
13 Shaw 3,572
14 Downtown West 3,251
15 Kosciusko 4,301
16 Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery 3,957
17 North Point 4,522
18 Holly Hills 4,675
19 Botanical Heights 4,888
20 Clayton-Tamm 4,770
21 Franz Park 5,114
22 Bevo Mill 4,741
23 Riverview 5,134
24 Compton Heights 5,239
25 Benton Park 5,027
26 Tower Grove South 5,120
27 Lewis Place 5,389
28 Lafayette Square 5,651
29 Southwest Garden 5,479
30 Skinker-Debaliviere 5,479
31 Near North Riverfront 5,727
32 Carondelet 6,450
33 The Gate District 6,771
34 Dutchtown 6,741
35 The Hill 6,915
36 Vandeventer 6,780
37 Downtown 6,821
38 Forest Park Southeast 6,857
39 Central West End 7,197
40 Walnut Park East 7,009
41 Fox Park 7,343
42 Penrose 7,258
43 Saint Louis Place 7,743
44 Kingsway East 7,730
45 Tower Grove East 8,033
46 Cheltenham 8,996
47 Benton Park West 8,293
48 The Greater Ville 8,275
49 Patch 8,484
50 La Salle 8,615
51 West End 8,685
52 Kings Oak 8,909
53 Covenant Blu-Grand Center 8,870
54 College Hill 8,921
55 Kingsway West 8,914
56 Visitation Park 9,760
57 Mount Pleasant 9,344
58 Marine Villa 9,496
59 Midtown 10,684
60 Mckinley Heights 9,953
61 Gravois Park 9,929
62 Walnut Park West 9,899
63 Debaliviere Place 10,984
64 Mark Twain 9,942
65 Hamilton Heights 9,971
66 The Ville 10,010
67 Academy 10,247
68 Jeffvanderlou 10,329
69 Tiffany 11,241
70 Soulard 11,389
71 Penrose Park 11,384
72 Fountain Park 11,917
73 Hyde Park 12,370
74 Fairground Neighborhood 12,474
75 Wells-Goodfellow 11,976
76 Baden 12,593
77 Peabody-Darst-Webbe 12,611
78 North Riverfront 13,517
79 Old North Saint Louis 13,434

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

About Chris Kolmar

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