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2. FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 2011
3. Simon Hakim, Temple University, quoted by Elizabeth Chang, An Alarming Trend, The Washington Post, Nov 14, 1999
4. U.S. Department of Justice, 1999
*Numbers based on averages, may not be accurate.
California police officers are the highest paid in the nation
When we compiled the data, we found that police officer salaries range from about $35,000 per year to $100,000 per year, with a national average of $64,490.
California ranks first in both actual salary ($100,090) and adjusted salary ($87,491).
To gather the raw data for this analysis, we pulled salaries from the May 2017 Occupational Employment and Wages report, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers. We then obtained Regional Price Parities (RPP), which measure the difference in price level between states and metro areas, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The adjusted salary numbers were calculated by dividing the annual mean salary by the price parity. The adjusted salary represents purchasing power based on the cost of living in each state.
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College-Bound Freshmen: See Which Colleges are the Safest in Your State
There are many reasons prospective freshmen should head to the Golden State for college—but safety ranks as one of the most important. California colleges have impressively low rates of violent crimes per 1,000 people, and several California institutions boast low hate and VAWA (crimes against women) crime rates too.
Read on to see the top ten safest colleges in California. While you’re at it, see how they stack up with the safest colleges in the country.
- California State University San Marcos and San Diego State each have a hate and VAWA crimes rate per 1,000 people of 0.01—the lowest in the state. The schools also host women’s workshops on sexual assault, relationship abuse, and gender violence.
- The University of California, Irvine has the lowest violent crime rate per 1,000 people of any college in the state: 0.56. California State University Channel Islands has the second-lowest violent crime rate per 1,000 people: 1.14.
- California State University-Monterey Bay’s property crimes per 1,000 people average 12.97, which is 20% less than the state’s top ten schools (16.13). In the past eighteen months, Cal State-Monterey Bay made twenty-seven campus policy changes to increase safety, including the installation of additional campus cameras.
- Biola University has implemented the national rape aggression defense (R.A.D) program for its female students to enhance their self-defense knowledge. The program counts as a P.E. credit and could be one of several reasons why the school’s hate and VAWA rate per 1,000 people (0.04) is 88% lower than average.
- When it comes to sexual assault, Chapman University focuses on men too. The school offers a host of male sexual assault resources, including an anonymous hotline, access to a male counselor, and support group information.
Which California Cities Have the Lowest Car Theft Rates?
What's the 411 on Car Theft?
Car theft has trended downward in the past ten years—especially in these cities—thanks to city-wide surveillance, anti-theft devices, and neighborhood watch programs. As car theft evolves, though, it’s just as important to keep car owners up to date on common sense safety and preventative measures (such as not leaving a key fob in the car).
Traditionally, car thieves targeted older vehicles because outdated technology made them easy for thieves to break into without triggering alarms. But other criminals—hackers—go for newer vehicles. It’s easy for hackers to steal or take control of connected or self-driving cars since their computer-based systems have loopholes.
We analyzed motor vehicle thefts per 1,000 people using 2018 FBI Crime data in cities with a population above 25,000 that accurately reported their data (according to the FBI).
Big Bear City
Desert Hot Springs
Rancho Santa Fe
San Luis Obispo
South Lake Tahoe