Temple City Gets High Marks for Safety and Fiscal Health
Temple City ranks among the state's safest and financially sound cities.
TEMPLE CITY, CA (Oct. 28, 2019)—Temple City ranks among the top 10% of all California cities when it comes to safety, according to a list recently released by the leading home security website SafeWise.
Temple City came in at No. 41 on SafeWise’s “California’s 50 Safest Cities of 2019,” which weighs 2017 Federal Bureau of Investigation crime report statistics and population data from the state’s 481 municipalities.
This marks the city’s sixth consecutive appearance on the list. Danville, in Northern California, earned the designation as the state’s safest city. Only one other San Gabriel Valley city—Diamond Bar, at No. 14—made the list.
Temple City was also named among the best in the state in terms of “financial health,” or the fiscal soundness of local government, by the office of the California State Auditor. This designation was based on a set of 10 indicators measuring fiscal condition, financial reserves, revenue trends and the ability to pay for employee retirement benefits.
Coming in at No. 412, Temple City was among those cities ranking above 400, the baseline for the most financially sound cities. Temple City found itself in good company with four other local cities: San Dimas (No. 440), Rosemead (No. 457), Walnut (No. 416) and Diamond Bar (No. 414).