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 14th 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, “Irvine continues to be a safe community due to the collaboration between the men and women of the Irvine Police Department who work tirelessly every day to identify and respond to criminal activity and quality of life issues, our City leaders who always make public safety a top priority, and our residents who actively participate in crime prevention and community improvement strategies.”
Councilmember Melissa Fox said, “We are America’s safest city because the men and women of the Irvine Police Department perform their duties every day at the very highest levels of professionalism and integrity. Our community knows that our police officers are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our residents and treat everyone with fairness and respect. Thank you, Irvine Police Department.”
To view the FBI report, click HERE.