We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Tampa 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 Tampa. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Tampa 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 Tampa in 2020? 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 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 Tampa.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Tampa neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Tampa that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Tampa.
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How We Determined The Safest Tampa Hoods In 2020
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 Tampa.
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 71 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 Tampa.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Hunters Green.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Tampa. 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 Tampa For 2020
The violent crime per 100K people in Hunters Green comes in at 36 and the property crime per capita is 167 for 2020.
Tampa Palms is a neighborhood within the New Tampa district of the city of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2010 census the neighborhood had a population of 13,515. The ZIP Codes serving the neighborhood are 33559, 33592, 33613, 33617, 33637, and 33647.
The violent crime per 100K people in Tampa Palms comes in at 65 and the property crime per capita is 332 for 2020.
Bel Mar Shores is a neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2010 census the neighborhood had a population of 438. This neighborhood is located within the ZIP Code 33629.
The violent crime per 100K people in Belmar Gardens comes in at 98 and the property crime per capita is 302 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Virginia Park comes in at 113 and the property crime per capita is 329 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in West Meadows comes in at 73 and the property crime per capita is 514 for 2020.
Bayshore Beautiful is a neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2010 census the neighborhood had a population of 5,931. The ZIP Codes serving the area are 33611 and 33629.
The violent crime per 100K people in Bayshore Beautiful comes in at 82 and the property crime per capita is 506 for 2020.
Palma Ceia is a neighborhood located southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida and is bounded by Miguel Street West of MacDill Avenue and Neptune Street East of MacDill Avenue to the north; Bay to Bay Boulevard from Dale Mabry to Himes and El Prado between Himes and the Crosstown Expressway to the south; MacDill Avenue between Neptune and San Miguel, Dale Mabry Highway between San Miguel and Bay to Bay and Himes between Bay to Bay and El Prado to the west; and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway to the east. The street names throughout Palma Ceia are of Cuban origin, coming from streets in the old section of Havana. Historians say the most likely explanation is that Angel Cuesta, president of Cuesta, Rey Cigars, shared a map of Havana with developer Thomas Palmer while discussing the area.
The violent crime per 100K people in Palma Ceia comes in at 104 and the property crime per capita is 414 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in New Tampa comes in at 36 and the property crime per capita is 610 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Ballast Point comes in at 95 and the property crime per capita is 527 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Beach Park comes in at 21 and the property crime per capita is 645 for 2020.
Summing Up 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.
But as most Florida 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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