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Richmond, California is a city of around 103,000 spread about an area of about 53 square miles. It is the located in Contra Costa County and has an infamous reputation as being one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. Richmond’s economy is characterized by employment from Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, and Costco, which are the area’s three-largest employers.

Richmond is accessible by road from Interstate 80, I-580, the Richmond Parkway, and State Route 123 (San Pablo Avenue). Compared to the rest of the state Richmond’s annual fatal accident count is often lower but sometimes higher. Public bus service is provided by AC Transit and commuter rail service is provided by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

Richmond has a Mediterranean climate characterized by cool, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The temperature rarely falls below freezing and precipitation occurs most commonly in the winter months. Temperatures can vary drastically between night and day. The area’s most prominent environmental hazard is earthquakes, which occur frequently due to its proximity to several significant fault lines.