Orange County saw a slight drop, 1.2 percent, in violent crimes compared with 2005, while property crime fell 6.2 percent, resulting in an overall decline of 5.6 percent.
Yes, I saw this in The Register this morning. The crime rate continues to fall in Orange County, and many of our communities are incredibly safe. In fact, Irvine is once again the safest large city in the nation while Huntington Beach makes its debut in The Top 20 Safest Large Cities this year. So it’s all good news for OC… Right?
WRONG. After all, violent crime rose again last year in Santa Ana. And in other parts of OC’s urban core, violent crime is still a major problem. So even as other parts of OC are becoming safer, much of the county still isn’t safe for all the working families living here. OK, so what do YOU think about the latest FBI crime report for Orange County?
Is your community safer? Is it not? What is your city doing to reduce crime in your neighborhood? And has your city’s effort to fight crime been successful? I want to hear what you have to say, so go ahead and tell me what you think about fighting crime in OC.
Go ahead. Make my day. Fire away!