Safest Cities in California

  • Population
    39,461,588
  • Avg Annual Rent
    $18,118
  • Avg Household Income
    $96,693
  • Cost of Living
    31.2%
  • Violent Crime Rate
    9.06
  • Property Crime Rate
    122.9
  • Primary Care Ranking
    28th in US
  • Mental Health Provider
    12th in US

California is known for its beautiful cities, sunny days and being home to leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. It’s home to over 39 million people across 482 municipalities, making it the largest state in the country. Which of California’s cities are the safest?

How We Determined the Safest Cities in California

We narrowed down the safest cities in each state based on two primary categories. First, we evaluated public safety factors including violent, property and hate crimes in each area to help determine the safest areas to live. We then evaluated financial and socioeconomic factors including household income, average rent and health insurance. In addition, we evaluated each state for natural disaster safety and public health safety. You can find a detailed breakdown of our methodology and links to sources here.

Here are the public safety factors we counted for each city:

*Public safety data is based on a population of 10,000 (for example, a "2" means two incidents for every 10,000 people).

  • Property crime - Number of property crimes reported in the city (FBI Crime Report)
  • Violent crime - Number of violent crimes reported in the city (FBI Crime Report)
  • Aggravated assaults - Number of aggravated assaults reported in the city (FBI Crime Report)
  • Hate crime - Number of hate crimes reported in the city (FBI Hate Crime Report)
  • Officer-related incidents - Number of officer-involved shootings reported in the city (Gun Violence Archive)
  • Mass shootings - Incidents in which four or more people are shot/killed in the city (Gun Violence Archive)

Here are the financial safety factors we counted for each city:

  • Annual rent - Annualized median rent
  • Unemployment rate - The average rate of unemployed residents in each city
  • Cost of living - The average annual rent and household income per city
  • Poverty rate - Percentage of families that reported experiencing poverty in the last 12 months
  • Uninsured employed - Percentage of employed residents that reported not having health insurance
  • Uninsured unemployed - Percentage of unemployed residents that reported not having health insurance

50 Safest Cities in California

  • No. 1 Thousand Oaks

    Thousand Oaks has an overall low violence, assault, hate crime and officer incident rate – making it a great place for families. It is home to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and California Lutheran University. It’s only 40 miles from Los Angeles and has a few popular sights of its own including the Conejo Valley Botanical Garden and Gardens of the World.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    2.17 (3rd)1.78 (2nd)54.67 (1st)0.08 (7th)0.08 (7th)1.16 (25th)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $24,096 (19th)$139,177 (5th)5.6% (15th)17.5% (4th)7.5% (12th)16.6% (10th)
  • No. 2 Sunnyvale

    Sunnyvale also has a low mass shooting, officer incident and hate crime rate. It’s home to two digital powerhouses, Yahoo! Inc. and LinkedIn. The city prides itself on its community policing efforts to keep its municipality safe. Their Explorer Post 417 program lets people get officer training and participate in safety initiatives including DUI checkpoints.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    3.86 (11th)3.6 (10th)81.28 (10th)0.26 (22nd)0.26 (22nd)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $27,984 (24th)$167,144 (1st)4.5% (6th)14.1% (1st)4.5% (5th)15.4% (6th)
  • No. 3 Corona

    Corona’s property crime rate is slightly high, but the city has a low crime rate overall. It’s a growing California city that sits 95 miles north of San Diego. If you plan to visit, stop by the Pumpkin Rock to see one of the city’s most famous landmarks of a pumpkin-painted rock. Chino Hill State Park and the Santiago Peak are also nearby for outdoor adventures.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    4.7 (15th)2.76 (5th)90.27 (12th)0.12 (14th)0.12 (14th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $9,636 (3rd)$97,652 (19th)5.5% (14th)24% (16th)10.6% (20th)26% (24th)
  • No. 4 Murrieta

    Murrieta’s poverty level is average compared to other California cities, but their overall crime rate is low. It’s known for great wine and food with atmospheres that can be quiet and cozy or entertaining with live music. The city is home to a few of California’s most popular wineries including Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Miramonte Winery and Lorimar Vineyards and Winery.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    2.18 (4th)2.09 (3rd)57.63 (2nd)0 (1st)0 (1st)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $17,688 (9th)$105,059 (16th)8.7% (24th)24.1% (17th)10.1% (19th)18.4% (15th)
  • No. 5 Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach has a low crime rate and lower than average annual rent, but the property crime rate is slightly higher than average. It’s the perfect vacation spot with a popular amusement park, Adventure City, and The Reptile Zoo. The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum is also a great place for surfers to see the surfing culture from a worldwide view. 

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    4.92 (17th)5.8 (16th)91.97 (13th)0.2 (17th)0.2 (17th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $13,536 (6th)$119,476 (8th)4.3% (5th)17.7% (5th)7.8% (13th)14.4% (5th)
  • No. 6 Simi Valley

    Simi Valley has a slightly higher hate crime rate than previously noted cities. But overall, the poverty rate is lower than others. It’s home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library showcasing the archives, life and presidency of the 40th President of the United States. There’s also the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum. You can also visit Universal Studios and Hollywood Boulevard nearby.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    4.4 (13th)4.24 (13th)63.04 (5th)0.55 (25th)0.55 (25th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $23,088 (17th)$117,630 (9th)5.1% (11th)18.6% (6th)7.1% (11th)15.4% (7th)
  • No. 7 Santa Clarita

    Santa Clarita’s property crime rate is lower than other California cities, but their violent crime and mass shooting rates are slightly higher. It is known for Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, Stevenson Ranch and Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park nearby. The amusement park is known for BATMAN: The Ride and SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    3.69 (10th)4.11 (12th)59.79 (4th)0.05 (4th)0.05 (4th)0.28 (23rd)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $21,828 (16th)$113,636 (10th)5.8% (16th)22.2% (13th)8.2% (15th)25.8% (23rd)
  • No. 8 Irvine

    Irvine has a low violent crime rate and fairly high household income for families. The city hosts the annual Irvine Global Village Festival celebrating different cultures through videos, food and art. It’s known as one of the best multicultural festivals in Orange County. Irvine was also a filming location for blockbusters including The Hangover, Part III and Ironman.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    1.53 (1st)1.32 (1st)57.98 (3rd)0.07 (5th)0.07 (5th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $27,108 (21st)$131,313 (7th)4.9% (10th)35% (25th)3.8% (4th)10.6% (2nd)
  • No. 9 Chula Vista

    Chula Vista has an overall higher poverty and violent crime rate across the board. Chula Vista, meaning ‘beautiful view,’ is one of the biggest cities in the state and is Southern California’s seventh largest city. It’s the perfect place for water lovers, especially those with kayaks and boats. The city has over 32 acres of water adventures including SeaWorld and Aquatica.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    5.87 (19th)8.93 (22nd)69.43 (7th)0.07 (5th)0.07 (5th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $13,536 (5th)$93,173 (20th)9% (25th)28% (20th)9.4% (17th)22.5% (21st)
  • No. 10 Clovis

    Unfortunately, Clovis has a higher property crime rate compared to most safe California cities. It’s residents are less than 7 miles from downtown Fresno, a popular California city. Their downtown area is known for restaurants, history and culture that can be seen best through a guided walking tour. The city is also best known for the Clovis Botanical Gardens and Sierra National Forest for hiking or outdoor activities.

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    Public Safety

    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    3.49 (8th)6 (17th)113.73 (20th)0.09 (8th)0.09 (8th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $15,096 (8th)$92,133 (21st)6.4% (20th)24.9% (18th)6.6% (10th)17.3% (12th)
  • No. 11 Temecula

    Temecula has a low violent crime rate, but higher than normal unemployment rate. It’s a tourist city that’s best known for their wineries and attractions including the Temecula Valley Wine Country, Callaway Vineyard and Winery and Pechanga Resort Casino. The city is also best known for the Temecula Valley Film Festival that showcases music and film from countries worldwide.

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    Public Safety

    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    2.49 (5th)3.09 (6th)114.59 (21st)0 (1st)0 (1st)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $21,444 (15th)$107,870 (15th)6.8% (21st)19.7% (8th)8% (14th)18.8% (17th)
  • No. 12 Torrance

    A large number of unemployed Torrance residents are uninsured, but the unemployment rate is average compared to other cities. Torrance consistently has a low crime rate and is regularly known as one of the safest cities statewide. The city has popular local breweries including George Lopez Brewing Company, Red Car Brewery & Restaurant and Cosmic Brewery.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    4.56 (14th)3.88 (11th)92.67 (15th)0.14 (15th)0.14 (15th)0.48 (24th)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $20,064 (13th)$113,096 (12th)4.6% (7th)19.4% (7th)5.8% (8th)20.5% (19th)
  • No. 13 Glendale

    Glendale has a high unemployment rate and expensive annual rent. It’s one of the largest cities in Los Angeles county that’s known for food and art. Visit the Museum of Neon Art then try food from different cuisines at local restaurants. The city is best known for their Armenian presence with authentic baked goods, kebabs and art around Glendale and Los Angeles.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    1.95 (2nd)2.1 (4th)72.83 (9th)0.2 (17th)0.2 (17th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $30,864 (25th)$90,698 (22nd)7.3% (23rd)28.1% (21st)11.1% (22nd)18.5% (16th)
  • No. 14 Santa Clara

    Santa Clara has a low unemployment rate, but a higher violent crime rate overall. It’s home to many tech companies including Intel and Hitachi. The city is also known for the popular Intel Museum, Computer History Museum and the 49ers Museum to showcase the San Francisco football team. If you visit, California’s Great America amusement park is a popular attraction,

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    4.82 (16th)3.19 (8th)125.89 (23rd)0 (1st)0 (1st)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $27,132 (22nd)$137,699 (6th)3.8% (2nd)22.2% (12th)3.8% (3rd)14% (4th)
  • No. 15 Roseville

    Roseville has a higher than average property crime and violent crime rate. It is near the Sacramento area, and is home to Hewlett-Packard and NEC Electronics. It’s a great area for families and senior citizens to reside not too far from a metropolitan area. Roseville has highly ranked public schools, neighborhoods and retirement areas making it the perfect place to live for people of all ages.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    5.59 (18th)3.49 (9th)126.65 (24th)0.36 (23rd)0.36 (23rd)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $18,156 (10th)$104,440 (17th)5.1% (12th)21.2% (10th)6.1% (9th)17.8% (14th)
  • No. 16 San Mateo

    San Mateo has a great household income average and annual rent. It’s south of San Francisco. Visit the San Mateo Japanese Garden in San Mateo Central Park to see one of the best gardens in California, especially during the spring to see the cherry blossoms. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is also nearby for a day of outdoor activities.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    4.35 (12th)8.5 (21st)101.66 (18th)0.09 (8th)0.09 (8th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $27,612 (23rd)$154,600 (2nd)3.8% (1st)15.9% (3rd)5.1% (6th)16.4% (8th)
  • No. 17 Orange

    Orange has a high poverty rate and property crime rate compared to other safe cities, but they are still low overall. It’s close to the Crystal Cathedral – a popular Roman Catholic church that was built in 1981. The Crystal Cathedral has Medieval art and the Hazel Wright Memorial Organ, one of the largest instruments in the world. You can also visit the Orange County Zoo for a small, intimate zoo with a focus on Southwestern animals.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    3.33 (7th)3.12 (7th)87.31 (11th)0.14 (15th)0.14 (15th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $20,820 (14th)$111,468 (13th)5.3% (13th)29.2% (23rd)10% (18th)17.2% (11th)
  • No. 18 Carlsbad

    Carlsbad has a high household income and most residents have access to the internet. It’s close to San Diego and a popular place for both residents and tourists alike. It’s known for being one of the wealthier California areas. The city is close to the San Diego Safari Park, Legoland and a farmer’s market for locally sourced produce every Wednesday.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    3.68 (9th)6.17 (18th)92.6 (14th)0.51 (24th)0.51 (24th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $23,640 (18th)$143,047 (4th)4.3% (4th)14.6% (2nd)5.5% (7th)16.6% (9th)
  • No. 19 Fullerton

    Fullerton has one of the lowest rent costs annually, but a high property crime rate. The city is the home of Kraft Foods, California State University and Fullerton College. The city is filled with public art, but is best known for the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. The center is a mansion that was donated by the Muckenthaler family as a place to host concerts, exhibits and cultural events.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    6.59 (23rd)5.74 (15th)133.07 (25th)0 (1st)0 (1st)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $8,232 (1st)$100,865 (18th)7.1% (22nd)31.3% (24th)9.2% (16th)19.4% (18th)
  • No. 20 Elk Grove

    Elk Grove lies in Sacramento County and has a low violent crime rate along with a number of parks for recreational activities and a sense of community. The most popular park is Elk Grove Regional Park. There’s an aquatic center, softball fields, youth center and more. The park also hosts the Giant Pumpkin Festival every October for pumpkin growers to show off their produce.

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    Public Safety

    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    3.21 (6th)8.13 (20th)64.59 (6th)0.23 (20th)0.23 (20th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $19,692 (12th)$108,868 (14th)6.1% (18th)23.9% (15th)3.2% (2nd)12.7% (3rd)
  • No. 21 Downey

    Downey is 13 miles away from Los Angeles. It’s where the Apollo space program first launched and now features the Columbia Memorial Space Center (CMSC). CMSC is perfect for families to have an interactive science learning experience. The museum has a robotics lab and a rocket launch exhibit. Unfortunately, Downey’s violent crime rate is higher than most cities on the list.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    8.21 (25th)7.15 (19th)119.44 (22nd)0.09 (8th)0.09 (8th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $12,948 (4th)$87,731 (24th)5.9% (17th)22.7% (14th)12.7% (23rd)26% (25th)
  • No. 22 Vista

    The City of Vista has a low unemployment rate. It’s best known for their performing arts focus. The AVO Playhouse in Vista is home to events, parties and even Broadway musicals. The Moonlight Stage Production will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2021 with hit productions including Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Ragtime the Musical.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    6.13 (21st)8.95 (23rd)71.54 (8th)0.1 (12th)0.1 (12th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $18,636 (11th)$81,534 (25th)4.6% (8th)28.2% (22nd)15.9% (25th)24.8% (22nd)
  • No. 23 Oceanside

    Oceanside has a high property crime rate, but an average violent crime rate compared to California’s other safe cities. It’s one of the largest cities in San Diego County. It sits on the coast of California and is best known for Harbor Beach nearby. If you’re stopping by the beach or Oceanside Pier be sure to visit the California Surf Museum to explore the state’s surfing culture.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    6.09 (20th)11.33 (25th)103.96 (19th)0.11 (13th)0.11 (13th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $14,628 (7th)$87,744 (23rd)6.2% (19th)21.2% (11th)12.9% (24th)21% (20th)
  • No. 24 Pasadena

    Pasadena has lower than average annual rent. The city is home to football’s famous Rose Bowl held every January at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The stadium, known as ‘The Granddaddy of Them All,’ has a Rose Bowl Flea Market every second Sunday of the month with over 2,000 popular and local vendors. The city also offers tours of the famous facility.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    6.83 (24th)9.62 (24th)100.87 (17th)0.21 (19th)0.21 (19th)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $9,408 (2nd)$113,302 (11th)4.7% (9th)27.9% (19th)11.1% (21st)17.4% (13th)
  • No. 25 Fremont

    Fremont has one of the highest household incomes compared to other cities. The Ardenwood Historic Farm is one of the most popular local landmarks that attracts both residents and visitors alike. It’s a park, farm and mansion that serves as a popular wedding venue, pumpkin patch and more. Ardenwood Historic Farm is also eco-friendly with solar lights, organic produce and Repurpose Rose to give hospitals and local facilities flowers.

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    Total Violent CrimeSociety CrimesProperty CrimeHate CrimeOfficer IncidentMass Shootings
    6.22 (22nd)5.29 (14th)100.28 (16th)0.25 (21st)0.25 (21st)0 (1st)

    Financial Safety

    Annual RentHousehold IncomeUnemployment RatePovertyUninsured EmployedUninsured Unemployed
    $26,256 (20th)$150,309 (3rd)4.1% (3rd)21.1% (9th)2.7% (1st)8% (1st)

California State Safety

Natural Disaster Safety

California ranks fourth in the country when it comes to natural risk. The Golden State sits on the Pacific coast, making it a hotspot for earthquakes, wildfires and tsunamis. California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office reports that there were 96 fires and 22 earthquakes that were declared a State of Emergency from 1950 to 2017. And the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported that in 2019, 7,860 wildfires damaged 259,823 acres across the state.

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Health Safety

The CDC reports that California’s leading causes of death include heart disease, cancer and strokes. California also ranks 7th for drug-related deaths. Fortunately, when it comes to primary care physicians, the state has improved to the 28th spot, up two positions from 2018. According to the Medical Board of California, there were 117,570 physician and surgeon licenses for the 2018-2019 year, with the highest number in Los Angeles. Nationally, the state ranks 12th for the availability of mental health providers.

Unfortunately, the latest data shows that that Texstate has a 12.8% air pollution exposure, higher than the 8.4% national average, and ranks 50th nationally for air quality.

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Top 50 Safest Cities in California

Thousand Oaks129,319471
Sunnyvale155,637632
Corona170,041663
Murrieta114,7063214
Huntington Beach203,4281415
Simi Valley127,2228136
Santa Clarita216,5899197
Irvine288,0521448
Chula Vista274,3701749
Clovis111,759121810
Temecula116,411112011
Torrance146,96815812
Glendale204,72424113
Santa Clara128,682191114
Roseville137,706201015
San Mateo105,839162716
Orange141,10854617
Carlsbad116,739133818
Fullerton141,13228519
Elk Grove174,651104220
Downey113,277281221
Vista102,742213222
Oceanside177,464251723
Pasadena143,448271624
Fremont238,024183925
Burbank105,041243026
Jurupa Valley107,605233527
Fontana213,964333128
West Covina107,806313429
Vacaville101,146352630
Oxnard211,737362431
Anaheim354,743324032
Palmdale158,17746933
Ontario177,542362934
Santa Rosa176,325392235
Visalia134,224392836
Ventura111,272412537
Berkeley123,735471538
Costa Mesa114,358383339
San Diego1,436432340
Garden Grove174,661264941
Hayward162,88153242
Norwalk106,158344343
El Monte116,464304844
Escondido153,073225045
San Jose1,047541746
Antioch112,956483747
Salinas158,590503648
Moreno Valley209,145424749
Concord130,855454550