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Bay Area Boasts The Safest And Least Safe Cities In California

January 22, 2019

The National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS) has just released a study that reveals the safest cities in California.

The rankings were achieved by examining data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting tool and combining it with NCHSS population research. Additionally, the NCHSS discarded data from cities with a population under 10,000 and cities that failed to submit complete crime reports to the FBI.

Locally, Hillsborough ranked as the safest city in California while Emeryville ranked dead last at #265.

The top safest areas are:

  1. Hillsborough
  2. Palos Verdes Estates
  3. Imperial
  4. Truckee
  5. Sierra Madre

The least safe are:

  1. Emeryville
  2. Oroville
  3. Calexico
  4. Vallejo
  5. Santa Cruz

For perspective sake, Oakland ranked #253, San Francisco ranked #208, and San Jose landed at #194.

Click here for the full list of findings.