As one of the most populous states in the United States, with over 39 million residents, it's no surprise that California has a lot of crime. In 2021, 1,052,283 crimes were reported in the state. Of these, 183,546 were violent crimes, 857,599 were property crimes, and 11,138 were incidents of arson. However, there are still plenty of safe places to live in California.
If you're interested in finding the safest neighborhoods in California, keep reading. Our guide will go over the most popular cities in California and explain which of their neighborhoods are safe.
Los Angeles tends to have more crime than surrounding areas because it's so large. It has 32 crimes per 1,000 residents: 7.4 violent crimes and 24.6 property crimes. When looking for the safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, check out areas in the northwestern part of town. These are the safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles:
- University of California Los Angeles
- Bell Canyon
- Mulholland Park
- Braemar Estates
- Averill Park
- Woodland Hills