Once again achieving national recognition as one of the safest communities in the country, San Ramon has received designation as the safest city in California to raise a child, and the seventh safest in the nation, in a study conducted by a national security company.
Using data compiled using FBI violent and property crime report statistics, Safewise -- a home and online security provider -- compiled a list of the 50 Safest Cities to Raise a Child in the nation, and found that a multitude of factors such as median income, quality schools and graduation rates contribute to San Ramon being one of the safest communities in the United States. Results were released on Thursday.
“East of San Francisco is the bustling hub of San Ramon, home to the corporate headquarters of Chevron. San Ramon also boasts the largest median income of any city on our list,” Safewise researchers said of San Ramon. “These deep pockets mean San Ramon’s school district is one of the best in the state, and several schools have earned the coveted national blue ribbon more than 50 times in the last decade.”
Using data compiled from FBI violent and property crime report statistics from 2017 -- the most recent year full data is available -- Safewise gave cities a “safety score” based not only off of the number of violent and property crimes that occur in the area, but also the number of sex offenders found in a community, graduation rates and the median income.
Compiling the aforementioned data, Safewise researchers found that San Ramon suffers 0.73 property crimes per 1,000 residents, 12.76 property crimes per 1,000 residents, contains one sex offender per every 10,000 residents and has a graduation rate of 97%. These figures leading to a total safety score of 95.40.
“It’s an honor for the community to be recognized on a national level for its commitment to making San Ramon a great place to live,” said San Ramon's deputy city manager Steven Spedowfski.
California scored exceptionally well on the national list, posing 14 cities that were ranked in the top 50, more than any other state. With a safety score of 90.81, nearby Pleasanton also made the list earning a ranking of the 30th safest in the country and the 10th safest in California.
Noticeably absent from the list was San Ramon’s neighbor to the north Danville, which was excluded because it does not have the minimum population of 75,000 residents needed to qualify for rankings. Danville still received some recognition earlier this year, being hailed by Safewise as the safest community in California.