6. San Jose, California
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Overall score: 84.32Violent crime rate: 404.5 per 100,000 peopleProperty crime rate: 2,445.8 per 100,000 peopleAccidental death rate: 23.3 per 100,000 peopleBinge drinking rate: 14.8% of adultsSmoking rate: 11.2% of adults
San Jose is one of the largest and most affluent cities in all of Northern California. The strength of the local economy has helped keep the poverty and unemployment rates well below the national average, accompanied by lower smoking and binge drinking rates. However, violent and property crime rates are both slightly above the national average.