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Safe at Home in Irvine

Irvine is named the nation's safest city for a sixth consecutive year



    Irvine is the safest city in the nation, according to the latest data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    The FBI released its 2009 Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report today and based on the data in the report Irvine continues to have the lowest per capita rate of violent crime in the nation for cities with more than 100,000 residents. Violent crime includes homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. This is the sixth consecutive year that Irvine has achieved this distinction.

    In addition, the FBI also identified Irvine as the city with the lowest per capita rate of so-called Part 1 Crimes. That’s violent crimes plus burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

    “Being safe means being engaged as a community. This is an achievement that can be shared by all of our residents,” said Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.

    The City of Irvine credits visionary planning, the city’s leadership, partnerships between the police and the private sector, and, of course, the community, for its repeated standing as one of the safest places to live in the nation.

    To see the FBI’s 2009 Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report go to the FBI’s website.