The 10 Safest Washington, DC Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Washington neighborhoods are Glover Park and Au-Tenleytown for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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

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

The Safest Neighborhoods In Washington For 2024

  1. Glover Park
  2. Au-Tenleytown
  3. Barnaby Woods
  4. The Palisades
  5. Cleveland Park
  6. Chevy Chase
  7. Berkley
  8. Foxhall Village
  9. Woodley Park
  10. Mount Pleasant

Which neighborhood is the safest in Washington in 2024? That would be Glover Park. 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 Washington 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 Washington For 2024

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Population: 12,937
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 97
Property Crime Per 100k: 936
More on Glover Park: Data | Real Estate

Au-Tenleytown Washington, DC

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Population: 18,855
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 109
Property Crime Per 100k: 954
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Population: 9,436
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 24
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,102
More on Barnaby Woods: Data | Real Estate

The Palisades Washington, DC

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Population: 3,598
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 190
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,351
More on The Palisades: Data | Real Estate

Cleveland Park Washington, DC

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Population: 11,732
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 126
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,446
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Chevy Chase Washington, DC

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Population: 18,506
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 179
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,871
More on Chevy Chase: Data | Real Estate

Berkley Washington, DC

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Population: 2,252
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 383
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,373
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Population: 912
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 383
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,373
More on Foxhall Village: Data | Real Estate

Woodley Park Washington, DC

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Population: 7,667
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 194
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,980
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Population: 12,696
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 225
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,042
More on Mount Pleasant: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Washington 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 Washington.

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 34 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 Washington.” We’re lookin’ at you, Glover Park.

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

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 Washington

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

The safest neighborhoods in Washington are Glover Park, Au-Tenleytown, Barnaby Woods, The Palisades, Cleveland Park, Chevy Chase, Berkley, Foxhall Village, Woodley Park, and Mount Pleasant.

But as most Washington Dc 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 Washington are U Street Corridor, Brentwood, Deanwood, Shaw, and Mount Vernon Square.

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 Washington For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Glover Park 1,033
2 Au-Tenleytown 1,063
3 Barnaby Woods 1,126
4 The Palisades 1,541
5 Cleveland Park 1,572
6 Chevy Chase 2,050
7 Berkley 1,756
8 Foxhall Village 1,756
9 Woodley Park 2,174
10 Mount Pleasant 2,267
11 Adams Morgan 3,067
12 Brightwood 3,274
13 Catholic University-Brookland 3,525
14 Fort Totten-Upper Northeast 3,570
15 Takoma Park 3,750
16 Kalorama 3,947
17 Logan Circle 4,391
18 Foggy Bottom 4,430
19 Petworth 3,865
20 Downtown 4,072
21 Columbia Heights 4,971
22 Georgetown 6,345
23 Anacostia 4,797
24 Friendship Heights 6,948
25 South West 5,743
26 Stadium-Armory 5,630
27 Capitol Hill 5,802
28 Ledroit Park 5,758
29 Dupont Circle 6,429
30 Mount Vernon Square 8,183
31 Shaw 7,611
32 Deanwood 7,777
33 Brentwood 7,990
34 U Street Corridor 9,129
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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