The 10 Safest St. Paul, MN Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which St. Paul 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. Paul in 2022? That would be Highland. 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. Paul.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In St. Paul

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

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9
/10

Population: 24,653
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 182
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,675
More on Highland: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 19,204
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 130
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,761
More on Macalester-Groveland: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 12,315
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 217
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,141
More on Como: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 6,895
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 180
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,992
More on Summit Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 7,648
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 329
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,098
More on Saint Anthony: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 12,902
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 689
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,837
More on Midway: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 28,325
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 695
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,827
More on Greater Eastside: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
/10

Population: 21,851
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 553
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,572
More on Battle Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
/10

Population: 15,619
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 822
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,188
More on West Side: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 17,598
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,024
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,014
More on Summit-University: Homes For Sale | Data

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

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 St. Paul." We're lookin' at you, Highland.

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

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

But as most Minnesota 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. Paul For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Highland 1,877
2 Macalester-Groveland 1,921
3 Como 2,348
4 Summit Hill 3,152
5 Saint Anthony 3,387
6 Midway 3,496
7 Greater Eastside 3,522
8 Battle Creek 4,135
9 West Side 3,980
10 Summit-University 4,988
11 West 7th 5,274
12 North End 5,479
13 Dayton's Bluff 5,548
14 Merrlam Park 9,540
15 Payne Phallen 5,556
16 Thomas Dale 7,318
17 Downtown 12,348

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

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.

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