NEWARK, CA – Newark was named one of the top 100 safest cities in the state of California, according to SafeWise, an online safety resource that analyzed data from California. For perspective, the Golden State has a total of 482 municipalities.

To produce this report, SafeWise analysts reviewed the latest FBI crime statistics and 2017 census data. The score is based on the number of reported violent crimes in each city per 1,000 residents. If there was a tie, they also took into account the number of property crimes, including burglary and car theft. Cities that fell below the identified population thresholds or did not submit a full FBI crime report were excluded from the ranking system.

According to the SafeWise analysis, Newark has 46,360 residents, but only 1.9 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 32.94 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

The 20 Safest Cities in California are:

  1. Danville
  2. Irvine
  3. Rancho Santa Margarita
  4. Yorba Linda
  5. Murrieta
  6. San Ramon
  7. Rancho Palos Verdes
  8. Folsom
  9. Laguna Niguel
  10. Old alder
  11. Chino Hills
  12. Eastvale
  13. Lincoln
  14. Diamond Bar
  15. Temecula
  16. Rocklin
  17. Mission Viejo
  18. Poway
  19. Pleasanton
  20. Sunnyvale

To read the full report, visit SafeWise.

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– Patch editors Autumn Johnson, Emily Holland and Bea Karnes contributed to this story