Irvine Police Department Press Release

Farrah Emami - Public Information Officer
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606



PRESS RELEASE #6/11/2012
Subject :

Irvine-“America’s Safest City” for an Eighth Consecutive Year
Contact :Julia Engen, Lieutenant    949-724-7112

IRVINE, CA (June 11, 2012): This morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released national Part 1 crime data for 2011. Part 1 crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson.


The rate of violent crime in Irvine remained virtually unchanged in 2011, making this Irvine’s eighth consecutive year as the City with the lowest violent crime rate with populations of more than 100,000 residents.  Also noteworthy, the violent crime rate reported in both 2010 and 2011 was the lowest in the City’s history.


“This is history-making”, said Mayor Sukhee Kang. “Eight straight years as the country’s Safest City is truly something to celebrate. It is the culmination of City Council initiative, our Public Safety Department’s efforts, and our caring citizens. This kind of track record may sound redundant, but public safety is a commitment we do not take lightly. The well-being of our community is the cornerstone of our success.”


“I remain very proud of the men and women of our Department”, said Irvine Chief of Police David Maggard.  “Their efforts as crime fighters and community partners make a difference in Irvine every day.”


Irvine attributes its long standing success to a combination of dedicated and professional law enforcement personnel, a community that is engaged and caring, and City leadership whose focus on community safety is unparalleled.



To view the Uniform Crime Report (UCR):


To view the FBI Press Release:



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