The 10 Safest Syracuse, NY Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Syracuse neighborhoods are Meadowbrook and South Valley for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Syracuse For 2024

  1. Meadowbrook
  2. South Valley
  3. Eastwood
  4. Sedgewick
  5. Northside
  6. University Hill
  7. University
  8. Elmwood
  9. Lincoln Park
  10. North Valley

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

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Population: 4,632
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 107
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,653
More on Meadowbrook: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 5,019
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 336
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,417
More on South Valley: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 13,236
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 373
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,873
More on Eastwood: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,136
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 129
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,203
More on Sedgewick: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 9,055
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 644
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,688
More on Northside: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 8,566
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 714
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,646
More on University Hill: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,373
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 200
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,273
More on University: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,719
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 733
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,876
More on Elmwood: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,012
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 880
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,927
More on Lincoln Park: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 5,355
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 477
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,461
More on North Valley: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Syracuse 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 Syracuse.

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 23 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 Syracuse.” We’re lookin’ at you, Meadowbrook.

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

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 Syracuse

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

The safest neighborhoods in Syracuse are Meadowbrook, South Valley, Eastwood, Sedgewick, Northside, University Hill, University, Elmwood, Lincoln Park, and North Valley.

But as most New York 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 Syracuse are Near Westside, Near Eastside, Near Northeast, Southwest, and Westside.

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 Syracuse For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Meadowbrook 1,760
2 South Valley 1,753
3 Eastwood 2,246
4 Sedgewick 2,332
5 Northside 2,332
6 University Hill 2,360
7 University 2,473
8 Elmwood 2,609
9 Lincoln Park 2,807
10 North Valley 2,938
11 Far West-Side 2,995
12 Strathmore 3,242
13 Wescott 3,367
14 Skunk City 3,227
15 Salt Springs 3,627
16 Brighton 3,686
17 Washington Square 3,948
18 Lakefront 4,049
19 Westside 4,911
20 Southwest 4,876
21 Near Northeast 4,535
22 Near Eastside 4,584
23 Near Westside 4,974
About Chris Kolmar

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