Irvine is not only the safety city in America, it is among the safest cities in the world, according to a recent article in CEOWorld magazine.
The safety index ranked 338 cities. The crime index is an estimation of the overall level of crime in a given city.
Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was ranked as the safest city in the world, with Doha in Qatar in 2nd place. The remaining top 10 safest cities in the world were Osaka, Singapore, Basel, Quebec, Tokyo, Bern, Munich, and Irvine, CA.
According to the article, the next safest city in the United States is Madison, Wisconsin, at number 35 overall.
Irvine’s top ten world ranking is in accord with Irvine’s number one national ranking by the FBI.
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. Irvine has held the top spot as America’s Safest City among cities with a population of 250,000 or more for 13 years in a row.
As a resident of Irvine and a member of the Irvine City Council, I am extremely grateful to the outstanding work of our Police Chief Mike Hamel and the brave men and women of the Irvine Police Department.
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.
I am also extremely proud of my neighbors and fellow Irvine residents, who care deeply about the safety of our City and look after each other. In Irvine, we’re proud that community engagement is an essential element of our approach to law enforcement.
As Irvine Chief of Police Mike Hamel has 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.”
Of course, even in Irvine, we can do better.
In particular, we can, and must, do better when it comes to obeying traffic signs and overall traffic safety.
Please attend my Irvine Town Hall on January 26, 2019, focused on traffic safety and making Irvine an even safer place to live and raise a family.
You can find a Facebook Event Page for the Town Hall here. Please invite your neighbors!
What: Councilmember Melissa Fox Town Hall on Irvine Traffic Safety
When: Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Woodbury Community Park, 130 Sanctuary, Irvine, CA 92620.
See you there!