LendEDU Ranks Oakley 47th Safest City in California


In May, LendEDU released its list for the Top 100 Safest Cities in California which ranked the City of Oakley as No. 47.  LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans, student loan refinancing, credit cards, and personal loans ‐ among other financial products.

Three East Contra Costa Cities made the list which include Oakley (47th), Discovery Bay (86th) and Bay Point (89th).

According to LendEDU, its newest report recognizes the safest towns and cities in each state in the U.S. Using licensed data, they gathered the total crime risk score for every single town in the country. This score represents the combined risk of rape, murder, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft compared to the national average of 100.

If a city posted a total crime risk score of 200 it meant that place had twice the risk of crime compared to the national average. Or, a city that recorded a score of 50 had half the risk of crime compared to the national average. A lower crime risk score meant a safer community.

The tables below have ranked the safest towns in each state according to their difference from the national average crime risk score of 100. For example, if an incredibly safe community had a -98 difference from the national average, it meant that place had a crime risk score of two.

Cities that made the top of their state’s list had the highest negative difference from the national average; a higher negative difference meant a lower crime risk score, which meant a safer town.

Here is a look at the Top 100


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  1. Am I not the only one who is confused over Discovery Bay being on par with Bay Point in terms of crime. Is this list a joke???

  2. Bill, its called Fake News. Bay Point and Discovery Bay aren’t even cities. I like the ones that say they have the best maintained streets.

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