Irvine is the second safest city in California

If you look at a financial measure on crime, San Bernardino is the most dangerous city in the state and Thousand Oaks is the safest.

MoneyGeek, a finance website, has created a fascinating security scorecard with a business twist that analyzes the cost of crime per inhabitant in 300 major US cities, including 73 in California.

The analysts combined traditional FBI crime statistics per capita with a measure of the societal cost of crime. MoneyGeek used academic research from professors at the University of Miami and the University of Colorado at Denver on victims’ economic losses, as well as government spending on the police, legal system, and prisons.

The cost of crime in the city of San Bernardino has been estimated at $ 3,959 per inhabitant by MoneyGeek. My trusted table shows that this is the highest cost per capita among the state’s 73 major cities and the 10th highest among its 300 cities across the country. MoneyGeek found the city had the second highest violent crime rate among these California cities and the fourth highest property crime rate.

Oakland had the second highest crime cost in the state at $ 3,507 per person (17th highest nationwide). His violent crime was third highest and it was best for property crime.

The same study rated Thousand Oaks as the safest major city in the state (No. 2 nationally) with a crime rate of $ 163 per inhabitant. It had the third lowest violent and property crime rate in California.

Irvine has been rated the safest city in the state (# 5 nationally) with a crime cost of $ 194. It had the lowest violent crime rate and the fifth lowest property crime rate.

To be honest, rankings are usually part of science and part of the art and should be viewed with some skepticism – and for their entertainment value.

So many of us love scorecards that compare where we live with other places. Well, we hate them when the results are disappointing. But at least they can be good discussion starters.

Take a look at what this MoneyGeek study suggests in general: California has relatively safe cities. My trusted table shows that the 73 Golden State cities in the report had an average of $ 1,253 in crime costs per inhabitant, compared to $ 2,007 for the 227 other US cities that were ranked by MoneyGeek.

Other cities in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group performed in Money Geek’s ranking, from safest to most dangerous …

Los Angeles County

  • Santa Clarita: # 4 Safest in the state (# 13 out of 300 nationally) at a cost of $ 315. Violent crime? No. 6 of the California cities surveyed. Property crime? No. 2 of the 73rd
  • Burbank: No. 13 in the state (No. 34 US) for $ 440. Violent crime? No. 13. Ownership? No. 50.
  • Glendale: No. 16 in the state (No. 40 US) for $ 467. Violent crime? No. 4. Ownership? No. 16.
  • El Monte: No. 19 in the state (No. 57 US) for $ 579. Violent crime? No. 23. Ownership? No. 12.
  • Downey: No. 34 in the state (No. 108 US) for $ 853. Violent crime? No. 29. Ownership? No. 36.
  • Pasadena: No. 38 in the state (No. 114 U.S.) for $ 926. Violent crime? No. 47. Ownership? No. 27.
  • Inglewood: No. 40 in the state (No. 117 US) for $ 939. Violent crime? No. 61. Ownership? No. 34.
  • West Covina: No. 43 in the state (No. 121 US) for $ 971. Violent crime? No. 21. Ownership? No. 38.
  • Norwalk: No. 46 in the state (No. 131 US) for $ 1,047. Violent crime? No. 44. Ownership? No. 11.
  • Palmdale: No. 51 in the state (No. 143 US) is priced at $ 1,113. Violent crime? No. 46. Ownership? No. 8.
  • Long Beach: No. 59 in the state (No. 181 US) costs $ 1,487. Violent crime? No. 56. Ownership? No. 47.
  • Lancaster: No. 61 in the state (No. 195 U.S.) for $ 1,609. Violent crime? No. 69. Ownership? No. 32.
  • Los Angeles: No. 62 in the state (No. 197 US) costs 1,647 US dollars. Violent crime? No. 65. Ownership? No. 46.
  • Pomona: No. 65 in the state (No. 203 US) costs $ 1,714. Violent crime? No. 62. Ownership? No. 53.

Orange County

  • Orange: # 14 safest in the state (# 36 out of 300 domestically) with $ 456 crime costs per inhabitant. Violent crime? No. 7 of the California cities surveyed. Property crime? No. 14 of the 73.
  • Huntington Beach: No. 15 in the state (No. 38 US) with $ 464 in crime costs. Violent crime? No. 15. Ownership? No. 30.
  • Costa Mesa: No. 17 in the state (No. 50 US) for $ 524 in crime costs. Violent crime? No. 25. Ownership? No. 61.
  • Fullerton: No. 23 in the state (No. 70 US) with $ 640 crime costs. Violent crime? No. 24. Ownership? No. 41.
  • Anaheim: No. 28 in the state (No. 93 US) for $ 752 in crime costs. Violent crime? No. 30. Ownership? No. 44.
  • Garden Grove: No. 33 in the state (No. 103 US) for $ 832 in crime costs. Violent crime? No. 28. Ownership? No. 42.
  • Santa Ana: No. 50 in the state (No. 138 domestically) with $ 1,076 in crime costs. Violent crime? No. 49. Ownership? No. 29.

Riverside County

  • Temecula: # 8 safest in the state (# 20 out of 300 nationally) with $ 358 crime costs per inhabitant. Violent crime? No. 8 of the California cities surveyed. Property crime? No. 40 of the 73.
  • Murrieta: No. 12 in the state (No. 32 nationally) for $ 439. Violent crime? No. 2. Ownership? Number 4.
  • Corona: No. 21 in the state (No. 59 national) for USD 581. Violent crime? No. 12. Ownership? No. 28.
  • Jurupa Valley: No. 47 in the state (No. 132 national) at a cost of $ 1,049. Violent crime? No. 27. Ownership? No. 43.
  • Riverside: # 55 in the state (# 165 domestic) for $ 1,304. Violent crime? No. 55. Ownership? # 56.
  • Moreno Valley: # 56 in the state (# 168 nationally) for $ 1,329. Violent crime? No. 41. Ownership? No. 51.

San Bernardino County

  • Rancho Cucamonga: # 26 Safest in the state (# 81 out of 300 domestically) with $ 680 crime costs per inhabitant. Violent crime? No. 26 of the California cities studied. Property crime? No. 22 of the 73.
  • Fontana: No. 31 in the state (No. 99 nationally) for $ 809. Violent crime? No. 34. Ownership? No. 9.
  • Ontario: No. 53 in the state (No. 147 domestic) for $ 1,159. Violent crime? No. 38. Ownership? No. 45.
  • Victorville: No. 58 in the state (No. 180 domestic) for $ 1,475. Violent crime? No. 66. Ownership? No. 19.
  • Rialto: # 64 in the state (# 201 national) for $ 1,677. Violent crime? No. 59. Ownership? No. 58.

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