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Irvine is "AMERICA'S SAFEST CITY" - FBI Preliminary Report

12/20/2010

IRVINE, CA (December 20, 2010):  Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation released preliminary January – June 2010 Part 1 Crime data for cities with populations over 100,000.  Part 1 Crime is defined as homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Based on the data released today, the City of Irvine continues to have the lowest per capita Violent Crime rate in the nation for cities with over 100,000 residents.  Violent Crime includes:  murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.  Additionally, the City of Irvine experienced a reduction in overall Part 1 Crime compared to the same period last year. 

"There is both a significance and pride in the data: In a City of well over 200,000, we have reached a high-water mark with a record of low crime rate," said Mayor Sukhee Kang.  As we prepare to celebrate our 40th Anniversary next year, the safety of our city is a reason to celebrate,” the Mayor said. 

The City of Irvine continues to credit visionary planning, enlightened city leadership, leveraged police and private partnerships, and an engaged and supportive community among its successful strategies.

The 2010 preliminary report data can be viewed by checking:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/preliminary-crime-in-the-us-2009