The 5 Safest Neighborhoods in Knoxville
When searching for a place to live, home buyers should consider an area’s safety. Below, Movoto Real Estate has listed the five safety neighborhoods in Nashville, TN. To create the list, we studied the total crime in an area (both property and violent) per 100,000 people. The information is presented as crimes per 100,000 to normalize each neighborhoods safety.
5. South Knoxville
As the fifth safest neighborhood in The Marble City, South Knoxville is safer than 61.5 percent of Knoxville neighborhoods. Annually, there are an estimated 9,434 crimes per 100,000 people in the area. Residents of South Knoxville have a 1 in 11 chance of being a crime in South Knoxville.
4. Old Sevier
Old Sevier is safer than 69.2 percent of Knoxville neighborhoods. Residents of the area have a 1 in 12 chance of being the victim of crime, either property or violent. There is an estimated 8,374 crimes per 100,000 people annually. This figure is broken down between 972 violent crimes and 7,402 property crimes per 100,000 people.
3. Belle Morris
Residents of Belle Morris have a 1 in 13 chance of being a victim of crime, making it safer than 76.9 percent of neighborhoods in Knoxville. An estimated 8,249 crimes per 100,000 people are committed annually in Belle Morris. This is slightly lower than Knoxville’s overall crime index. It’s estimated there are 8,073 total crimes committed per 100,000 people who live in Knoxville each year.
2. Old North Knoxville
Located north of the downtown area, Old North Knoxville is safer than 84.6 percent of Knoxville neighborhoods. Annually, there are an estimated 8,125 crimes per 100,000 people. This is divided between 7,821 property crimes and 943 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Those who live in the area have a 1 in 13 chance of being the victim of a crime. More specifically, residents of Old North Knoxville have a 1 in 107 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 14 chance of being the victim of a property crime.
1. Downtown Knoxville
Downtown Knoxville is the safest neighborhood in The Marble City, safer than 92.3 percent of Knoxville neighborhoods. Those who live in the area have a 1 in 18 chance of being the victim of a crime. Each year there is an estimated 5,854 total crimes per 100,000 people in Downtown Knoxville. The area’s safety is likely one reason why housing prices are higher than the average Knoxville home. The median home value in Downtown Knoxville is 96.7 percent higher than the entirety of Knoxville, at $219,360.