The 10 Safest Syracuse, NY Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Syracuse.
Safest Neighborhoods In Syracuse

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

In which Syracuse 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 Syracuse in 2021? That would be Meadowbrook. 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 Syracuse.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Syracuse Hoods In 2021

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 Syracuse.

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 26 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 Syracuse." We're lookin' at you, Meadowbrook.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Syracuse. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Syracuse For 2021

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Population: 5,159
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 121
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,841
More on Meadowbrook: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,327
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 329
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,578
More on South Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,591
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 447
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,729
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 13,659
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 354
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,086
More on Eastwood: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,136
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 142
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,453
More on Sedgewick: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 8,131
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 590
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,879
More on Northside: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,829
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 169
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,531
More on University: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 8,101
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 687
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,832
More on University Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,521
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 270
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,487
More on Outer Comstock: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,881
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 694
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,089
More on Elmwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Syracuse

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

But as most New York 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 Syracuse For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Meadowbrook 1,942
2 South Valley 1,917
3 Downtown 2,177
4 Eastwood 2,440
5 Sedgewick 2,585
6 Northside 2,499
7 University 2,740
8 University Hill 2,519
9 Outer Comstock 2,767
10 Elmwood 2,793
11 Lincoln Park 2,999
12 North Valley 3,182
13 Far West-Side 3,231
14 Strathmore 3,573
15 Wescott 3,741
16 Skunk City 3,423
17 Skytop-South Campus 3,760
18 Salt Springs 3,908
19 Brighton 3,868
20 Washington Square 4,194
21 Lakefront 4,351
22 Westside 5,377
23 Southwest 5,090
24 Near Eastside 4,922
25 Near Northeast 4,812
26 Near Westside 5,205

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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