Being a dad myself, I would like to know what the safest neighborhoods in Seattle are. After all my kid’s safety is most important to me than anything else.
Since I was curious about this and I figured you might as well, I compiled a list of the top 5 safest neighborhoods in Seattle And the five least safest neighborhoods in Seattle which you definitely should avoid if at all possible based on the data provided by the Seattle Police Department. I also included a map so that you can see where these areas are.
Let’s Start with the 5 safest neighborhoods in Seattle:
1. Pigeon Point, with only 78 total crimes over 2019. This is definitely the safest area to live in.
2. Eastlake East, has only 102 total crimes over 2019.
3. Genesee, has 132 total crimes over 2019.
4. Madison Park, 189 total crimes over 2019.
5. Hillman City, with 237 crimes over 2019.
Now that we know which areas are the safest, let’s take a look at the area’s you should avoid.
The 5 neighborhoods with the most crime in Seattle:
1. Downtown Commercial, 6080 cases of crime.
2. Capitol Hill, 4241 cases of crime.
3. Northgate, 3906 cases of crime.
4. Queen Anne, 3751 cases of crime.
5. University, 2964 cases of crime.
There is no surprise that the Downtown area is the neighborhood with the highest crime rate. But some areas like Queen Anne are actually rather nice. Queen Anne, consists of lower- and Upper Queen Anne. While most people try to avoid Lower Queen Anne, Upper Queen Anne is actually highly desirable and is a good and safe area to live in.
That being said there are so many pockets with exceptions like these that it is important to get in contact with someone who knows this area, contact me.
The Micro Community Policing Plans
Seattle has a total of 40 main neighborhoods which can be subdivided in many more. The Seattle police department uses The Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP) which differs from the actual neighborhoods and were defined through police-citizen engagement including community meetings, focus groups, survey data, and the realities of geographic boundaries SPD can use to collect and report on events.
For the results the 2 main commercial zones have been left out since there is barely any housing there.
For more info on the MCPP: https://www.seattle.gov/police/community-policing/mcpp
Here is the full list of every neighborhood:
|Neighborhoods||Total Cases of Crime|
|Commercial Harbor Island||34|
|Lakewood Sewer Park||250|
|South Beacon Hill||268|
|Judkins Park/ North Beacon Hill||269|
|Claremont/ Rainier Vista||345|
|Montlake/ Portage Bay||388|
|Mid Beacon Hill||587|
|Roxhill/ Westwood/ Arbor Heights||1112|
|North Beacon Hill||1219|
|Central Area/ Square Park||1596|
|Chinatown/ International District||2183|
|South Lake Union/ Cascade||2963|