The 10 Safest Tampa, FL Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Tampa neighborhoods are Hunters Green and Tampa Palms for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Tampa For 2024

  1. Hunters Green
  2. Tampa Palms
  3. Belmar Gardens
  4. Virginia Park
  5. West Meadows
  6. Bayshore Beautiful
  7. Palma Ceia
  8. New Tampa
  9. Ballast Point
  10. Beach Park

Which neighborhood is the safest in Tampa in 2024? That would be Hunters Green. 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 Tampa 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 Tampa For 2024

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Population: 5,897
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 46
Property Crime Per 100k: 144
More on Hunters Green: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 17,731
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 83
Property Crime Per 100k: 286
More on Tampa Palms: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 2,045
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 125
Property Crime Per 100k: 260
More on Belmar Gardens: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 6,253
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 144
Property Crime Per 100k: 284
More on Virginia Park: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 12,372
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 92
Property Crime Per 100k: 443
More on West Meadows: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 6,863
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 104
Property Crime Per 100k: 437
More on Bayshore Beautiful: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,879
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 131
Property Crime Per 100k: 357
More on Palma Ceia: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 10,119
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 526
More on New Tampa: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 5,664
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 121
Property Crime Per 100k: 455
More on Ballast Point: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 4,553
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 26
Property Crime Per 100k: 557
More on Beach Park: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Tampa 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 Tampa.

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 71 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 Tampa.” We’re lookin’ at you, Hunters Green.

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

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 Tampa

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

The safest neighborhoods in Tampa are Hunters Green, Tampa Palms, Belmar Gardens, Virginia Park, West Meadows, Bayshore Beautiful, Palma Ceia, New Tampa, Ballast Point, and Beach Park.

But as most Florida 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 Tampa are Downtown, Historic Ybor, East Ybor, Drew Park, and Highland Pines.

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 Tampa For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hunters Green 190
2 Tampa Palms 369
3 Belmar Gardens 385
4 Virginia Park 428
5 West Meadows 535
6 Bayshore Beautiful 541
7 Palma Ceia 488
8 New Tampa 571
9 Ballast Point 576
10 Beach Park 583
11 Harbour Island 605
12 River Grove 624
13 Interbay 757
14 Cory Lake Isles 754
15 Culbreath 754
16 Parkland Estates 776
17 Bayside West 842
18 Tampa-Bayshore Gardens 857
19 Palma Ceia West 855
20 Swann Estates 938
21 Port Tampa City 848
22 Golf View 878
23 Ridgewood Park 885
24 Riverside Heights 982
25 Davis Island 878
26 Fairoaks 1,005
27 Rattlesnake 1,113
28 North Hyde Park 1,125
29 Gandy-Sun Bay South 1,196
30 Bon Air North 1,235
31 Oakford Park 1,323
32 Bon Air 1,394
33 Riverside 1,258
34 Temple Park 1,349
35 Northeast Macfarlane 1,448
36 Forest Hills 1,541
37 South Seminol Heights 1,563
38 Seminol Heights 1,675
39 Wellswood 1,750
40 Lowry Park Central 1,704
41 Plaza Terrace 1,818
42 Old West Tampa 1,983
43 University Square 2,279
44 Channelside 2,221
45 Beasley 2,242
46 Temple Crest 2,740
47 Palmetto Beach 2,741
48 Orient Park 3,017
49 West Shore Palms 3,179
50 Tampa International Airport Area 3,039
51 West Riverfront 3,064
52 Carver City 3,571
53 Northview Hills 3,820
54 East Tampa 3,809
55 Old Seminol Heights 4,137
56 College Hill 3,975
57 Grant Park 4,206
58 Courier City 4,391
59 Live Oaks Square 4,867
60 Florence 4,580
61 Tampa Heights 4,823
62 North Tampa 4,898
63 Ybor City 4,952
64 Woodland Terrace 5,401
65 Sulphur Springs 5,376
66 Northeast 5,384
67 Highland Pines 6,926
68 Drew Park 7,605
69 East Ybor 8,763
70 Historic Ybor 10,620
71 Downtown 14,017
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.

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