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Places With The Lowest Crime In California 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score82
  • Mountain View, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 78,827
  • Living in Mountain View is absolutely incredible thanks to its central location in California as well as being home to America's bright technological future. As a software engineer, I am passionate about
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  • El Cerrito CDP, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,699
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  • University of California-Davis, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,957
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  • Spring Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,128
  • Just drove La Mesa and Spring Valley. Old, poor street lights, roads sketchy. Saw some cops breaking up a crackhead hang out, turned down a street and noticed some prostitutes. How do I know they were?
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  • Live Oak city, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,501
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  • El Sobrante, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,374
  • Growing up in the Bay Area, CA, I am use to beautiful weather, shopping locations and excellent diversity. This city is apart of the Bay Area, CA, but a little further out. However, it still has all of
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  • Camp Pendleton North, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,885
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  • Fort Irwin, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,337
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  • Camp Pendleton South, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,491
  • Living in Camp Pendleton South might not be exactly what you thought you were getting when you moved to a marine base, but this Southern California base is close to all the things that make living in
69
  • Lemoore Station, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,544
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  • Greenfield, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,994
  • I've been living in Greenfield California for the last 8 years and have enjoyed the small-town feel and beautiful scenery in this special City. Greenfield has been the home for me and my four kids and
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  • Imperial, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,583
  • I know what you're thinking, well no I don't really. I have an idea of what you should be thinking, however. This California living isn't for everyone, and not just anyone can stand the lifestyle. Living
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  • Danville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,758
  • I lived in Danville California for the better part of my childhood, and I still travel there to visit my parents and grandparents during holidays. The city is a very calm place, and in my opinion a great
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  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,582
  • I have relatives that have lived in Palos Verdes Estates for a long time and have visited the city often and know it very well. This is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in California, perfect for
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  • Orinda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,936
  • I have been living here in Orinda, CA going on 10 years now and I love it here. Orinda is probably one of the best places to live, in my opinion. It's a happy friendly place with lots of good people and
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  • Ione, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,056
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  • Tiburon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,170
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  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,219
  • I have lived in Aliso Viejo for six months and have found it to be a quiet and relaxing town. I relocated from a nearby city after selling my house. Aliso Viejo is nestled in South Orange County,
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  • Moraga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,977
  • I have lived in Moraga, CA for a couple of years now and it is a wonderful place to create a life for yourself. The city has access to all of the fun of the San Francisco bay area without the hustle and
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  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,376
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  • Los Altos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,238
  • I grew up in Los Altos and spent a lot of my time walking around the town and finding out the "secrets" of the town. Los Altos is a sleepy old town with lots of history, but it is sleepy for sure: there
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  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,038
  • That pretty much describes Rancho Santa Margarita in Southern California. If you are looking for a natural setting; close to cities and beaches. If you don't mind wild life creatures and you want to slow
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  • Clayton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,655
  • Clayton is an average sized suburb of San Francisco housing approximately eleven thousand residents. This is an extremely respected neighborhood for many reasons, one of which includes the fact that is a
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  • San Ramon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 74,366
  • And a San Ramon native I for one can vouch for the fact that it is single-handedly one of the most beautiful places in the Bay. With a very mild climate and beautiful atmosphere, San Ramon is also a
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  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,412
  • For your Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate needs visit www.SouthBay4Sale.com From the beautiful coastlines, Trump Golf Course, to Terranea Resort Rancho Palos Verdes how so much to see and do. he
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  • Kensington, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,602
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  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 67,362
  • This was one of the best exercises I’ve ever had. I’ve played sports and exercised a lot in my life, I even did kick boxing. That place doesn’t compare. The staff was friendly and welcoming. I wasn’t
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  • Laguna Woods, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,347
  • I absolutely loved living here with my Grandparents. It's a warm suburban area that I will always remember as my home. I enjoyed the nightlife, the excellent destinations and the diverse assortment of
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  • Lincoln, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,675
  • I currently live just outside of Lincoln, CA, although I have lived inside the city boundaries for several months last year. To say that the area is going downhill is an understatement, as the crime rate
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  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 96,178
  • We moved here in 2014, wish we had made the decision much sooner! It is funny that people here are hush hush about the city to avoid being over crowded with new comers. No idea why the amenities is rated
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  • Calabasas, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,091
  • I spend a lot of time in Calabasas, Ca. It has become my favorite go-to spot on days when I want to enjoy the best of the best. This is due to its impressive views, abundant shopping, top-notch eateries,
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  • Saratoga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,830
  • I grew up in Saratoga. Unlike many of the people I grew up with, I stayed. There is definitely a bit of a sleepy small town feeling here, but I personally find it enchanting. I delight in seeing the main
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  • Hillsborough, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,312
  • I’ve lived in Hillsborough for 10 years. The cost of living is extremely expensive in Hillsbourough, but the low crime rates and safe neighborhoods make it well worth it in my mind. The weather is
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  • Moorpark, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,594
  • I have experienced life in and around the city of Moorpark in Southern California for several years. Moorpark is relatively isolated from some of the denser regions of the south bay in California, there
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  • Atherton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,127
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  • Agoura Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,689
  • I personally live in Agoura Hills. The crime is worse than it says, the crime apparently is an A, I say it should be a B or worse. My school has fights, there's a serious drug problem there too. People
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  • Murrieta, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 108,583
  • I have lived and raised my family in Murrieta California for the last 20 years. The city has grown from less than 10,000 people to over 100,000 over the course of my time here and it has become a
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  • Foster City, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,967
  • Foster City is a good city. It has good parks, it is very safe and it's very diverse. But there are problems with it. There really is nothing to do here in Foster City. It's just a bunch of parks and
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  • Irvine, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 246,992
  • Irvine, with its lush landscapes, is well known for being home to one of the best University of California campuses. Compiled student and success ratings have stayed among the highest consistently.
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  • Lafayette, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,381
  • Lafayette is an incredible small city across the bay from San Francisco. It is tucked in between many small parks that are very fun to spend time in, no matter what time of year it is. The Lafayette
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  • Chino Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 77,266
  • When I first visited Chino Hills I couldn't help but think of how beautiful it was. With rolling green hills, snow covered mountains in the background and a modern urban center Chino Hills has become one
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  • Villa Park, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,922
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  • Guadalupe, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,252
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  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,984
  • ANYONE THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO LAGUNA NIGUEL HAD BETTER RETHINK THEIR DECISION IF IT IS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE LAGUNA KNOWLS H.O.A. IT IS THE MOST RACIALLY ABUSIVE HOSTILE LIVING SITUATION YOU
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  • La Cañada Flintridge, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,477
  • La Canada Flintridge is a city full of quality life. It is a place that offers quality for families with children at home. La Canada Flintridge has been known for having the best school districts in
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  • Ojai, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,581
  • If your retired and rich, you'll love the place ! And I mean 200k per year and up ! I am a landlord and my people pay average $1300 per month rent, plus expenses for a normal small family = bring home
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  • Lake Forest, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,658
  • I have lived in Lake Forest, CA and in this city review I will be going over some of Lake Forest's community aspects such as attractions, the community as a whole, the nightlife, different shopping
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  • Mill Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,318
  • At the foot of Mount Tamalpais is Mill Valley. Accurately named for long-ago lumber milling operations, the town remains fairly eclectic. You can find money stuffed executives living next to pauper
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  • Poway, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,675
  • I live in Poway, California, and love it. Poway offers beautiful scenery as well as natural and many fun things to do. One of Poway's biggest attractions is the Old Poway Park. Here, you can see what
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  • Strawberry, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,689

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in California. Finding the safest places to live in California can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in California with a population over 5,000.

The California cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in California? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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