New FBI report names San Diego safest big city in America

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A new study done by the Federal Bureau of Investigation named San Diego as the safest big city in the United States.

The new FBI study looked at several different categories, including violent crimes and non-violent property crimes.

According to FBI data released this week, police investigated 5,221 violent crimes in 2017, giving San Diego a rate of 3.7 crimes per 1,000 people, fewer than New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Chicago. The FBI tracks four kinds of violent crimes: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

While San Diego regularly logs the lowest murder rate of the country’s 10 largest cities — it did last year with a murder rate of 2.5 killings per 100,000 residents — 2017 was the first time in at least five years that San Diego recorded the lowest overall violent crime rate.

When it comes to violent crime, San Diego is the most peaceful large city in the nation.

KUSI’ Dan Plante had full details on the story.

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