The City of Poway was recently recognized among the safest cities in California in Safewise’s annual ranking – and the safest city in San Diego County. Poway has risen in the ranks over the past year, up to #11 for 2017 after being ranked #16 in 2016.

“Our Sheriff’s deputies deserve all the credit for Poway being remarkably safe,” said Mayor Steve Vaus. “They not only understand public safety is our community’s highest priority but they work tirelessly around the clock to achieve it. We are in their debt.”

Every year, Safewise rates the 50 safest cities per state, based on 2015 FBI crime data and population statistics. Safewise includes cities with 10,000 or more residents and evaluates both violent and property crimes per 1,000 residents – the ranking shows Poway with just .87 violent crimes and 10.17 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

Learn more about this year’s rankings at