The City of Torrance has been declared the 43rd safest city to live in, according to this article in the South Bay Daily Breeze.
A few disclaimers – this only counts U.S. cities above 75,000 people. So if you live in a town of 83 in Maine, your chances of not being a crime victim are better than mine are here. Still, being #43 is a good thing.
Another interesting note – Torrance is the 2nd safest city in L.A. County, behind Santa Clarita, where some of my friends moved when Torrance was becoming too dangerous at #2.
I couldn’t help but notice that the article also said Compton, about a 10-minute drive from here, is the 4th most dangerous city. So that’s not good for them.
However again, apparently we have an invisible force field around the city of Torrance, which keeps those Comptom hoodlums from getting into their stolen cars and driving the 10 minutes (5 if they hurry) to my neighborhood and doing bad things. Because being 4th from the botton, or #367, is bad for those guys, but they at least have the courtesy to keep it in their own area.
But being #43 is good. Cool.