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Low-income neighborhoods are more likely to lack safe spaces for families to gather, play, and interact with neighbors. More than 1 in 4 low-income parents in California report that they never or only sometimes feel that their children are safe in their n

Low-income neighborhoods are more likely to lack safe spaces for families to gather, play, and interact with neighbors. More than 1 in 4 low-income parents in California report that they never or only sometimes feel that their children are safe in their n

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This website displays statistics about neighborhood safety from a period national survey. Relevant facts from the 2011/2012 data: In California, 18.3% of parents (range for estimate: 15.5% - 21.1%) reported that they never or only sometimes feel that their children are safe in their neighborhood or community. Among families with incomes below the poverty line, 29.8% of parents (range for estimate: 23.2% - 36.4%) reported never or only sometimes safe. Among families with near-poverty incomes (100%-199% of the official poverty line), 27.0% of parents (range for estimate: 19.2% - 34.8%) reported never or only sometimes safe.

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