Safewise Ranks Safest Cities in California

Home security review site SafeWise has published a list of the safest cities in California in 2021. The rankings are based on the most recent crime statistics and FBI data.

The rankings come at a time of heightened concerns over safety. In a SafeWise survey, 56% of Californians reported a high level of concern about their safety on a daily basis. Growing anxiety is at least partially related to the pandemic. Around 54% said their personal safety had been hindered by the pandemic.

Among the 50 safest cities in California, all of them have violent crime rates below the state and national averages.

Here are the top 20 safest cities, according to SafeWise:

  1. Danville
  2. Rancho Santa Margarita
  3. Moorpark
  4. Rancho Palos Verdes
  5. Aliso Viejo
  6. Lake Forest
  7. Yorba Linda
  8. Laguna Niguel
  9. Mission Viejo
  10. Lincoln
  11. Thousand Oaks
  12. Poway
  13. Simi Valley
  14. Santa Clarita
  15. Camarillo
  16. Chino Hills
  17. Encinitas
  18. San Juan Capistrano
  19. Irvine
  20. Murrieta

View the full list here.  

List and data were compiled by SafeWise and do not reflect statistics on all California cities.