That according to Forbes Magazine, which looked at the country’s 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas across four categories of danger.
The ranking considered four measurement categories:
- 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
The Bay Area metropolitan area of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara ranked as the safest California city and No. 7 in the nation.
It ranked second for the lowest rate of violent crimes, No. 6 in traffic deaths and No. 8 in workplace fatalities. However, it was ranked low at No. 38 in natural disaster risk.
The area of San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos ranked No. 13. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana ranked No. 19 and had the third lowest rate of workplace fatality rates.
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville ranked at No. 24 on the list, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont ranked No. 25 and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario ranked No. 32.
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wisc. received the highest honors on the list.
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