Irvine, CA — The city of Irvine has again been named the Safest City in America.
Each year the FBI ranks the public safety levels of U.S. cities according to population and considers a number of factors including murder, rape, assault, burglary, arson and auto theft. This is the 13th year in a row Irvine has held the top spot as America’s Safest City among cities with a population of 250,000 or more.
Irvine Chief of Police Mike Hamel said, “The safety of our City is truly a collaborative effort. The dedicated men and women of the Irvine Police Department work tirelessly every day to keep our community safe. Our residents and members of the business community partner with IPD to prevent and help solve crime. Our City leaders have always made public safety a top priority, ensuring IPD has the resources necessary to provide only the highest level of service to the public. It is this comprehensive effort that has allowed Irvine to preserve the safety and quality of life our residents have long enjoyed.”
Councilmember Melissa Fox said, “We are America’s safest city because the men and women of the Irvine Police Department continue to perform their duties at the very highest levels of professionalism and integrity. Our community knows that our police officers treat everyone with fairness and respect, and are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our residents and defending the Constitution of our country. Thank you, Irvine Police Department.”
For more information on programs and services provided by the Irvine Police Department, visit irvinepd.org.
To view the FBI report, visit http://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s.