Temple City was named one of the safest California cities by SafeWise.com, a security organization focused on safety education. The City was ranked as the 37th safest municipality in the state.
“This ranking just proves that Temple City is a great place to live,” said Mayor Tom Chavez. ”I’d like to commend our public safety officials, firefighters, police officers and our residents for working so hard to keep our community safe.”
In compiling the list, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2013 to analyze and rank cities. Data was gathered on the number of violent and property crimes reported, and then calculated by the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000 people.
“When we explored recent FBI Crime Report data, we were impressed to discover that 42 of the 50 safest cities on our list reported no murders,” SafeWise security analyst Alexia Chianis said. “We also found that the average violent crime rate of California’s safest places to call home was 70 percent less than the typical American community experiences, and its property crime rate was nearly 60 percent less than the national average. Those are some really impressive numbers!”
In discussing its ranking, SafeWise noted Temple City’s strong community relationships and low crime rate. The report stated “it’s the kind of place where neighbors know each other’s names, which delivers a strong message to criminals that they’re not welcome here.”
Public Safety Supervisor Bryan Ariizumi said that the City’s safety record was due to its neighborhood watch program and involved community members.
“Over the past year, suspects from various burglary cases were arrested because neighbors reported suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Department,” said Ariizumi.
For the full list, and to see Temple City’s entry, visit: http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-California-2015