The OC Register is reporting that Irvine remains one of the safest cities in the county, state and nation in this story posted online.
The stats come ftrom the Department of Justice for cities with more than 100,000 in population.Â From the story:
Irvine reported one of the lowest per capita violent crime rates â€“ with 65 incidents in the first six months of 2010. The violent crime numbers included 14 rapes, 20 robberies and 31 aggravated assaults. The cities of Murrieta, Simi Valley, Mission Viejo, Temecula and Thousand Oaks reported lower violent crime rates.
The city experienced a 19.8 decrease of reported incidents from the same period in 2009. Last year, the city reported 81 incidents for the first six months of the year.
Other crimes reported included 241 burglaries, 63 car thefts, 364 larceny-thefts over $400 and 13 arsons.
“Our community and the City Council place a high priority on public safety,” said Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang in a statement. “Our Police Department, city staff and the community work together in creating a safe environment and the results of those collaborations are evident.”