A new list of the safest and most dangerous cities int he U.S. has been released by NeighborhoodScout, a relocation and real estate oriented website. There's plenty of data to cull through, but in looking over the safest and most dangerous cities, we're apt to question the results.
Firstly, the safest city in California is listed as Death Valley. Duh. Locales like Kyburz and Markleeville round out the Top 10, and while you're not sure to find many criminals in these places, apart from people headed to Tahoe and guys selling snow chains, you're not likely to find much of anyone in Kyburz.
On the national scene, Berkeley clocks in as the most Dangerous of California's cities, at #43. This means no California cities in the top 40... but Berkeley the most dangerous? For city the site reports as having 4 murders last year, that's a little tough to swallow. What about neighboring Oakland, you say? They're not even in the Top 100.