FBI Ranks Safest Cities in America

If you live in Thousand Oaks, Irvine, Simi Valley, Murrieta, Glendale, or Santa Clarita, you can go ahead and leave your doors unlocked at night: your cities have named some of the safest in America according to the FBI.

The FBI’s annual ranking looks at cities nationwide with a population over 100,000 and includes a multitude of factors, especially violent crime. California cities seemingly dominate the top 50 on the list, though North Carolina’s Cary takes top honors. 

Thousand Oaks Police Chief Randy Pentis tipped his hat to the Thousand Oaks Police department and Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Pena gave credit to both the police department and law-abiding citizens who “call in whenever they see something suspicious.” 

Elk Grove ranked highest in the Sacramento region, a notable achievement after Mayor Gary Davis said the city spends around $1 million per year on gang prevention.

Chicago placed last on the list, in 279th place.

For the full list, see here.

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