According to the latest research by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Calabasas California comes in at #25 as the safest city in the state of California.

As California is the most heavily populated state in the nation and the third-largest Bay Area, we are also in the upper 25% of students in violent crime and property crime. There’s an average of 4.44 incidents per 1,000 people and the average property crime is 26 per 1000 residents in this small community of Calabasas comes in as one of the safest cities in the state.

Calabasas has a population of about 25,000 residents with less than 15 violent crimes per year or .61 per 1000 residents. and less than 300 property crimes per year or 11.88 per 1000 residents. To put that in some perspective, places like Rancho Palos Verdes, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo have between 400 and 1000 property crimes with nearly 100 violent crimes, which tells you that about half of the residents have experienced property crime and about 10% have experienced some form of violent crime.

This formula was based on the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report Statistics along with population data and internal research. The research dates back over the last year and the cities are ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes including aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery and property crimes include burglary, arson, larceny, theft, or motor vehicle theft.

Places like Vista with over 100,000 residents come in at a nearly 16% property crimes per 1000 residents, which translates to over 1600 incidences.

Calabasas is not only one of the safest cities in the state, but due to gated communities, affluent homebuyers and residents, and quality schools would naturally make the list. According to, Calabasas has a livability score of 73 with an “A” rating for low crime, employment, housing, weather, and education. It’s ranked #215 for the highest livable communities in the state and #7257 in the entire nation.

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