For the fourth straight year,Irvine has been named the safest big city in the U.S. The preliminary Uniform Crime Reporting statistics report for 2007 was released by the FBI today.
I wrote yesterday about the statistics for Santa Ana rom 2006. in relation to Chief Walters bid for the OC Sheriff job. Seems whlie the rate dropped about 1% in Santa Ana compared to a national drop of .4%, Santa Ana still rates as the least safe city in OC. Violent crime in Santa Ana is 33% higher than in Anaheim (57.23/10,000 vs. 43/10,000).
Bet Chief Walters wishes this report would have come out on Wednesday instead of today.