Los Angeles has safest 'Big City Neighborhood' In America

Anna Almendrala
Huffington Post
Nov 8, 2010

Living in Los Angeles, we seem to be bombarded daily with news of the latest tragic crime. That's why it's a pleasant surprise to see that according to NeighborhoodScout's data, one neighborhood in Los Angeles is actually the #1 "safest big city neighborhood" in the United States, which means that the area is safer than 98% of all city neighborhoods in the country. This honor goes to the Cahuenga Boulevard neighborhood, (zip codes 90068, 91604 and 91608), where your chances of becoming a victim of crime are just 1 in 1,042. When the entire city of Los Angeles is taken into account, chances of becoming a crime victim increase to 1 in 28.

NeighborhoodScout also revealed the safest neighborhoods in the top 29 American cities, including three others in California: Del Mar Heights in San Diego, Balboa Terrace in San Francisco, and Country Club in San Jose. NeighborhoodScout used Location Inc. to analyze stats on stolen vehicles, violent crime, and property crime. Here's how they compiled the data: "Location, Inc. begins by collecting data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, and uses a relational database to assign reported crimes from each agency to the city or town where the agency has law enforcement responsibility, and hence where the crimes occurred."