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The City of Palmdale has been named one of the safest cities in California by Safewise.com. Palmdale was ranked the 24th safest city in California with populations over 100,000.

“We continue to make progress towards making Palmdale a stronger and safer community,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “Studies like this tell us we are on the right track, but we need to continue to work hard to ensure that every resident feels safe in their homes, businesses, schools, and parks.”

Overall, Palmdale was listed as the 101st safest city out of 229 ranked in the “State of Safety” research study.

According to researchers, they used FBI crime statistics data to rank cities. For additional extra insight and depth, demographic information was included.

“This is great news for our community,” said Palmdale Sheriff’s Captain Ron Shafer. “Major kudos go to the City of Palmdale for leading the way. From the City Council to all the employees and volunteers, their passion for improving the quality of life in Palmdale is boundless. We at the Palmdale station are likewise committed to the cause of public safety as we are your family, friends, and neighbors. We will continue to grow our collaboration with the city and residents to reduce crime and improve public safety.”

“Public safety is a top priority for our City Council and they have guided us to make significant investments to ensure that our community has the resources needed to maintain a safe quality of life,” said Palmdale City Manager J.J. Murphy. “The key to making it all come together are the strong relationships between City staff, law enforcement, community partners, and our residents. This collaboration proves once again that Palmdale Cares about its people.”

Safewise.com is an online resource that offers safety solutions, information and recommendations. The full report can be found at: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-california/#list