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California – As the most populous state in the Union there are many things for Californians to be proud of, from the Golden State Warriors to the big city lights of Los Angeles, but one of the lesser known things is: Being a home to some of the safest cities in the entire USA. With a population approaching 40 million people California is one massive state, with MANY more options to live in than simply moving to L.A., San Diego, or San Francisco (btw, none of these made our list).

To give you a better idea of where you might want to explore, we’ve compiled and analyzed massive amounts of data to give you a definitive list of The 50 Safest Cities In California.

How Magellan Alert Creates Its Rankings:

Here at Magellan, we created our ranking system using hundreds of data points and various data sources. We heavily relied on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and several internal ranking systems. We then had to ask ourselves some important questions, including:

  • What’s the perfect city size to qualify for our list?
  • Which crimes are important when it comes to personal safety?
  • Is this city having an anomalous year?

As far as the perfect city size, we settled on choosing #12 Ojai, California as the perfect small city to be listed, for a variety of reasons. Mainly, Ojai supports two local high schools, has a reasonable poverty rate, and its median income is on par with the USA’s national average. We then decided to round out the population cutoff at 7,000 residents.

When choosing crimes to count we actually spent quite a bit of time creating what we’ve internally dubbed the “Magellan Crime Index”. The MCI is a weighted average of violent crime & property crime/population, from which we were able to eventually create one round number that we call: The Magellan Crime Average.

The entire State of California has a Magellan Crime Average of 2,534 crimes per 100,000 residents.

Here are The 50 Safest Cities In California For 2018:
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1. Imperial, California

Imperial California, Safest City 2018
Population: 17,582
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 228


2. Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Rancho Santa Margarita Safest City 2018
Population: 49,606
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 318


3. Los Altos Hills, California

Los Altos Hills Safest Cities 2018
Population: 8,495
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 406


4. Danville, California

Danville California Safest City
Population: 44,897
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 417


5. Palos Verdes Estates, California

Palos Verdes Estates Safest City 2018
Population: 13,730
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 419


6. Orinda, California

Orinda California Safest City 2018
Population: 19,585
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 424


7. Aliso Viejo, California

Aliso Viejo Safest City 2018
Population: 50,604
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 435


8. Moraga, California

Moraga California Safest City
Population: 17,505
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 437


9. Fillmore, California

Fillmore California Safest City 2018
Population: 15,653
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 454


10. Moorpark, California

Moorpark California Safest City 2018
Population: 36,423
Crimes Per 100,000 Residents: 457


Those are the top ten safest cities in all of California, according to our data, for the remaining of the 50 Safest Cities In California 2018 please click to Page 2.

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