I grew up in Beverly Hills, and am a 3rd generation native. I have always felt safe in Beverly Hills. Last year our Police force was recognized by President Obama as one of California's best Police departments. It takes our Police/ Fire an average of 3.5 minutes to arrive.
Beverly Hills is 5.7 square miles, a city with a population of 35,000. We have our own City Government, Police, Fire, Water and a public school system exclusive to Beverly Hills residents.
From an insiders point of view, the best advice would be to check the Beverly Hills Courier. They are located at 8840 West Olympic. It's a weekly newspaper delivered to residents. Also check Beverly Hills Weekly newspaper.
I would be glad to provide you with more information in the City me and my family grew up in.
Feel free to call if you have any questions.
3rd Generation Los Angeles Realtor