Thu. Dec 7th, 2023
Source: WalletHub

A new national study rated the City of Santa Ana the 109th safest city in the U.S., just behind the City of Anaheim, which was ranked #101, according to WalletHub.

Santa Ana actually beat Anaheim in the “Home and Community Safety” category but Anaheim prevailed in the “Natural Disaster Risk” and “Financial Safety” categories.

Here are how a few other major cities in California were ranked in the study:

  • Irvine – #29
  • Fremont – #30
  • Chula Vista – #42
  • Rancho Cucamonga – #49
  • Glendale – #52
  • Huntington Beach – #54
  • San Diego – #58
  • Oceanside – #71
  • Ontario – #79
  • San Jose – #83
  • Moreno Valley – #88
  • Garden Grove – #92
  • Sacramento – #98

In order to determine the safest cities in which to live, WalletHub compared 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across three key dimensions: 1) Home & Community Safety, 2) Natural-Disaster Risk, and 3) Financial Safety.

They evaluated those dimensions using 41 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest level of safety.

They then determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order their sample. In determining their sample, they considered only the city proper in each case, excluding cities in the surrounding metro area.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

One thought on “The City of Santa Ana rated less safe than Anaheim in a new national study”
  1. Problems with “false policing” of the Orange County communities is a widespread and systemic problem, its inappropriate to simply describe one community as being possibly more dangerous than the next, felons drive cars to whichever community they choose to sell drugs
    or engage in random violence. Just like the old saying you can’t judge a book by its cover,
    you really can’t down play the risk to community safety when all the trouble is their but you
    can’t see it on the surface, until the time the trouble chooses to surface. All the white law
    enforcement that focus most of their time stalking innocent homeless persons, this is due to
    improper training and supervision or as I have referred to before as “false policing.”

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