The 10 Safest St. Louis, MO Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest St. Louis neighborhoods are Hi-Pointe and Princeton Heights for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In St. Louis For 2024

  1. Hi-Pointe
  2. Princeton Heights
  3. Ellendale
  4. Clifton Heights
  5. Saint Louis Hills
  6. Missouri Botanical Garden
  7. Boulevard Heights
  8. South Hampton
  9. Lindenwood Park
  10. Wydown-Skinker

Which neighborhood is the safest in St. Louis in 2024? 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 dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top , scroll down to the bottom, where we have all St. Louis 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 St. Louis For 2024

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Population: 2,516
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 151
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,684
More on Hi-Pointe: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 6,897
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 186
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,040
More on Princeton Heights: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,612
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 223
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,316
More on Ellendale: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,722
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 540
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,932
More on Clifton Heights: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 8,066
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 311
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,501
More on Saint Louis Hills: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,296
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 181
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,744
More on Missouri Botanical Garden: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 10,275
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 556
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,158
More on Boulevard Heights: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 7,622
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 453
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,390
More on South Hampton: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 8,607
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 436
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,535
More on Lindenwood Park: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 762
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 328
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,315
More on Wydown-Skinker: Data | Real Estate

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

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 76 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 St. Louis.” We’re lookin’ at you, Hi-Pointe.

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

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.

The safest neighborhoods in St. Louis are Hi-Pointe, Princeton Heights, Ellendale, Clifton Heights, Saint Louis Hills, Missouri Botanical Garden, Boulevard Heights, South Hampton, Lindenwood Park, and Wydown-Skinker.

But as most Missouri 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 St. Louis are Old North Saint Louis, North Riverfront, Peabody-Darst-Webbe, Baden, and Wells-Goodfellow.

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 St. Louis For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hi-Pointe 1,835
2 Princeton Heights 2,226
3 Ellendale 2,539
4 Clifton Heights 2,472
5 Saint Louis Hills 2,812
6 Missouri Botanical Garden 2,925
7 Boulevard Heights 2,714
8 South Hampton 2,843
9 Lindenwood Park 2,971
10 Wydown-Skinker 3,643
11 North Hampton 3,188
12 Oarondelet Park 3,815
13 Shaw 3,562
14 Downtown West 3,241
15 Kosciusko 4,291
16 Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery 3,947
17 North Point 4,512
18 Holly Hills 4,685
19 Botanical Heights 4,888
20 Clayton-Tamm 4,780
21 Bevo Mill 4,731
22 Franz Park 5,104
23 Compton Heights 5,229
24 Benton Park 5,047
25 Tower Grove South 5,110
26 Lewis Place 5,379
27 Southwest Garden 5,489
28 Lafayette Square 5,641
29 Skinker-Debaliviere 5,499
30 Near North Riverfront 5,717
31 Carondelet 6,450
32 The Gate District 6,761
33 Dutchtown 6,731
34 The Hill 6,935
35 Vandeventer 6,800
36 Downtown 6,841
37 Forest Park Southeast 6,867
38 Central West End 7,217
39 Walnut Park East 6,999
40 Fox Park 7,343
41 Penrose 7,248
42 Saint Louis Place 7,753
43 Kingsway East 7,750
44 Tower Grove East 8,053
45 Cheltenham 8,976
46 Benton Park West 8,293
47 The Greater Ville 8,285
48 Patch 8,474
49 La Salle 8,595
50 West End 8,705
51 Kings Oak 8,909
52 Covenant Blu-Grand Center 8,860
53 College Hill 8,941
54 Kingsway West 8,914
55 Visitation Park 9,780
56 Mount Pleasant 9,334
57 Marine Villa 9,516
58 Midtown 10,684
59 Mckinley Heights 9,943
60 Walnut Park West 9,909
61 Gravois Park 9,919
62 Debaliviere Place 10,974
63 Hamilton Heights 9,991
64 Mark Twain 9,952
65 The Ville 10,010
66 Academy 10,237
67 Jeffvanderlou 10,339
68 Soulard 11,409
69 Fountain Park 11,937
70 Hyde Park 12,380
71 Fairground Neighborhood 12,464
72 Wells-Goodfellow 11,986
73 Baden 12,613
74 Peabody-Darst-Webbe 12,621
75 North Riverfront 13,507
76 Old North Saint Louis 13,444
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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