America's Safest Cities
Region is among safest in U.S.
The metropolitan region consisting of Santa Clara, San Jose and Sunnyvale was ranked 7th in U.S. by Forbes Magazine in an analysis of America's safest cities. The rating was based on the lowest rate of violent crime, workplace deaths, fatal crashes and natural disasters.
Inside Santa Clara
City of Santa Clara Newspaper
7. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
To determine our list of America's safest cities, we looked at the country's 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas across four categories of danger. We considered violent crime rates from the FBI's 2008 uniform crime report; 2008 workplace death rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; 2008 traffic death rates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and natural disaster risk, using rankings from green living site SustainLane.com.
Violent crime: 2 of 40
Workplace deaths: 8 of 40
Traffic deaths: 6 of 40
Natural disaster risk: 38 of 40