Safety is normally one of the top priorities when picking a city in which to buy or rent a home. Here is our list of the safest five cities within Los Angeles county for 2019, based on data found at SafeHome.org.
1.) Diamond Bar, CA
Diamond Bar is a city located in southeast Los Angeles county. It made the top of our list for safest Los Angeles county cities in 2018, with less than 58 violent crimes and only 804 property crimes. Diamond Bar makes the top 25th percentile of safe cities in the U.S., and is given a safety score of 87.45 by safehome.org.
2.) Santa Clarita, CA
Santa Clarita is located in northern Los Angeles county. Santa Clarita comes in second place for the safest city in Los Angeles county. With a population of 211,132, it sports only 351 violent crimes and 2,925 property crimes for 2018. Santa Clarita makes the top 25th percentile of safe cities in the U.S., and is given a safety score of 87.08 by safehome.org.
3.) Glendale, CA
Glendale is located just eight miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Being the third safest city in Los Angeles county for 2018, Glendale has a population of 202,298, and has only had 195 violent crimes and 3,513 property crimes. It also has the highest known police officer-to-citizen ratio in L.A. county at 596 officers per 1 citizen. Glendale is in the top 25th percentile of safe cities within the U.S., and 85.35 by safehome.org.
4.) Torrance, CA
Torrance is a coastal city located in southwest Los Angeles county, just north of the Palos Verdes peninsula. Torrance houses a population of 149,243 people, and had only 214 violent crimes and 2,881 property crimes last year. Torrance also has the highest officer to citizen ratio of police officer-to-citizen ratio, at 474 officers per one citizen. Torrance makes the top 25th percentile of safest cities in the U.S. and received a safety score of 84.22, according to safehome.org.
5.) Norwalk, CA
Norwalk is located in east Los Angeles county. With a population of 107,470 people, Norwalk only experienced 400 violent crimes and 1,910 property crimes last year. Norwalk received a safety score 83.91 from safehome.org in 2018.