Not shockingly, the safest city in the Bay Area is also the richest. And once again Oakland is rated the most dangerous, according to the FBI's annual "Crime in the United States" report, released this week.
In 2013, an estimated 1,163,146 violent crimes took place across America, representing a decrease of 4.4 percent from 2012. So that's good.
However, here in San Francisco we saw a 22 percent increase in violent crime. And though Oakland is trending downward in violent crime according to the city's reports, it still leads the state in violent crime with a rate five times the California average. And once again it rates as the Bay Area's most dangerous city, as it has every year.
Here, as counted off by the Chronicle, are the area's safest cities of over 10,000, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Note that the state average for that is 3.93.
San Ramon: 0.36
Foster City: 0.46
Los Altos: 0.76
Now, the most dangerous cities. Sorry, Oakland:
East Palo Alto: 11.93
San Francisco: 8.47
San Pablo: 6.69