San Bernardino, Oakland and Los Angeles are the state’s “most dangerous” cities, according to the Orange County Register
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Buzz: San Bernardino, Oakland, and Los Angeles were ranked as California’s “most dangerous cities,” while Fremont, Irvine, and Chula Vista were rated as the “safest” places to live.
Source: The Californian analysis of my trusty table on Wallethub’s weird national rankings on the risks of living in 182 major US cities. The financial website’s study examined 42 metrics of everyday hazards that relate to community safety (from crime to road accidents to coronavirus vaccinations), natural disasters (from earthquakes to wildfires to floods) and financial missteps (from fraud to job losses to… towards housing costs). .
The numbers suggest these weren’t just low marks for three California-scale cities. San Bernardino, Oakland, and Los Angeles were among Wallethub’s 11 lowest-rated locations nationally.
Conversely, the safest California city, Fremont, ranked only 17th on the US scorecard.
Let’s look at the nationwide rankings of the 29 cities, from risky to safe. Their scores have been calibrated to show their position among California cities by overall ranking; scores for community safety, natural disaster risk, and financial security; Ranking on the national scorecard…
#1 San Bernardino: Worst for crime in the state, #9 for disaster risk, and third worst for financial security. US rank? third worst. Only St. Louis and Fort Lauderdale placed lower.
#2 Oakland: #2 for safety, #13 disaster, #23 financial. US rank? #8 of 182.
#3 Los Angeles: #3 for Safety, #19 for Disasters, #1 for Finance. US rank? 11.
#4 Stockton: No. 5 for Safety, No. 23 for Disasters, No. 14 for Finance. US rank? 34
#5 Bakersfield: #6 for safety, #21 disaster, #8 financial. US rank? 39
No. 6 Long Beach: #9 for safety, #16 disaster, #4 financially. US rank? 44
#7 San Francisco: #4 for safety, #27 disaster, #29 financial. US rank? 47
No. 8 river bank: #10 for Safety, #7 for Disasters, #10 for Finance. US rank? 57
#9 Modesto: No. 7 for safety, No. 24 for disasters, No. 25 for finance. US rank? 65
#10 Fresno: #8 for safety, #29 disaster, #15 financially. US rank? 70
#11 Anaheim: #13 for safety, #14 disaster, #9 financial. US rank? 89
#12 Santa Ana: #15 for safety, #5 disaster, #7 financially. US rank? 91
#13 Sacramento: No. 11 for safety, No. 28 for disasters, No. 21 for finance. US rank? 95
14 Moreno Valley: #17 for safety, #6 disaster, #6 financial. US rank? 100
15 Fontana: No. 16 for safety, No. 8 for disasters, No. 13 for finance. US rank? 103
#16 Ontario: No. 14 for safety, No. 12 for disaster, No. 16 for financial. US rank? 105
No. 17 garden grove: #18 for safety, #1 disaster, #12 financially. US rank? 107
No. 18 San Jose: #12 for safety, #3 disaster, #27 financially. US rank? 110
#19 Huntington Beach: #22 for safety, #2 disaster, #18 financial. US rank? 115
No. 20 Ocean Side: No. 19 for safety, No. 22 disaster, No. 20 financially. US rank? 117
#21 Rancho Cucamonga: #21 for safety, #10 disaster, #22 financially. US rank? 119
#22 Oxnard: No. 23 for safety, No. 20 for disasters, No. 11 for finance. US rank? 120
23 Santa Clarita: #28 for safety, #4 disaster, #2 financial. US rank? 129
#24 San Diego: No. 20 for safety, No. 26 for disasters, No. 24 for finance. US rank? 135
#25 Glendale: #27 for safety, #17 disaster, #5 financial. US rank? 143
No. 26 Santa Rosa: No. 24 for safety, No. 15 disaster, No. 26 financially. US rank? 144
#27 Chula Vista: No. 25 for safety, No. 25 disaster, No. 17 financially. US rank? 145
#28 Irvine: No. 29 for safety, No. 18 disaster, No. 19 financially. US rank? 157
#29 Fremont: No. 26 for safety, No. 11 disaster, No. 28 financial. US rank? 166
This New York native knows big cities are risky. And Wallethub ranked the Big Apple the 56th most lethal in the nation.
And if size matters, I’d like to note that the top three safest US cities by this calculation have relatively small populations in the world’s major cities: Columbia, Md., Nashua, NH, and Laredo, Tex.
Consider how the states with the most large cities performed in this study. California’s 29 averaged a 91st place midfielder.
Arizona ranked well above average at #50 with nine cities included.
Florida ranked 95th with 11 cities on average.
And Texas’ 16 cities averaged 96th place.
“However, no one can avoid all dangers, and depending on where we live, we take a certain risk. Some cities are just better at protecting their residents from harm,” the report said.
Jonathan Lansner is a business columnist for the Southern California News Group. He can be reached at email@example.com
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/10/10/san-bernardino-oakland-los-angeles-rank-most-dangerous-cities-in-state/ San Bernardino, Oakland and Los Angeles are the state’s “most dangerous” cities, according to the Orange County Register