Achieving national recognition as one of the safest communities in the country, Pleasanton has been ranked as the 10th safest city in California to raise a child and the 30th safest in the United States, in a recent 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 Pleasanton being one of the safest communities in the United States.
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. Using these statistics, Safewise found that Pleasanton had a safety score of 90.81.
Safewise researchers also ranked nearby San Ramon exceptionally well, with a safety score of 95.40, San Ramon achieved designation as the safest city in California to raise a child and the tenth safest in the nation to do so.
Researchers also found that the national overall safety score has been improving greatly over the past couple of decades, with FBI statistics indicating that violent crime in the United States has fallen 49% since 1993, and property crime has also decreased 50% during the same period.