Thousand Oaks, Calabasas and Agoura Hills were named among the top “50 Safest Cities” to live in California by Safewise.com. “When we took a close look at the 50 safest cities in California, we found they reported much lower incidents of crime than the national average,” the website reports.
Safewise determined their choices by using what they call, a “strict protocol:
First, we identified cities with a population of over 10,000 residents in 2013 and evaluated recent FBI Crime Report data. From there, we determined the number of Violent Crimes, which are considered murder, aggravated assault, robbery and forcible rape, as well as Property Crimes, consisting of burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and larceny-theft that were reported in each city. Then, to create a level playing field and make it easy to compare crime rates among several cities, we calculated the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000 people.
Respectively, Thousand Oaks came in at #27:
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.07
Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.44
Calabasas is #30:
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .82
Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.98
Agoura Hills is listed at #45
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .91
Property Crimes per 1,000: 14.73
For the complete list, go to www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-california-2015/