Safest City in America? It’s Irvine…Again

Irvine continues on its path to being America’s safest city with more than 100,000 residents.  The city usually tops the FBI lists for safety and Irvine garnered top marks from CQ Press which compiles crime and city statistics.

From the story in the Register:  ”

The rankings take into account murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft as reported to the FBI, and cities are assigned a weighted score.

However, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies warn against using crime rankings because they do not take into account factors such as population density and composition, climate, and economic conditions that affect crime levels.

Irvine’s overall score increased by almost 7 points this year, bumping it up from the 10th to the sixth safest city with any population.

Lieutenant Julia Engen, spokeswoman for the Irvine Police Department, said Irvine takes a different approach to policing the city by making use of volunteer and community involvement. The city is also divided into separate geographic areas for more specialized policing, she said.

What officer Engen didn’t say that I will is that Irvine police are amazingly responsive.  They take every call seriously and work on a number of measures with a goal of preventing crime.  The city doens’t skimp on things like street lights, well lit parks that are patrolled, and working closely with neighborhood HOAs to resolve problems quickly.

Irvine’s strong school system and strong local economy also contribute to the low crime rates.

  10 comments for “Safest City in America? It’s Irvine…Again

  1. junior
    December 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I would nominate Irvine for the Forbes Top Ten list of Most Boring Cities – but INCREDIBLY – Santa Ana made that infamous list and not Irvine – that is MESSED UP!

    • December 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Junior —
      that list was for cities larger than 300,000 in population. Irvine is only at 220,000; but give us to the end of the decade and we’ll get there. We have less crime in a year than Santa Ana has in a month.

  2. Alan Travis
    December 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Dan, you never cease to amuse. In another of your entirely too numerous commentaries, you misspell “aid” by adding an “e” to the end.

    Elsewhere, more misspellings and ignorance. If you’re trying to keep up with Barack Obama, you’ll have to do better than that. Obama thinks there are 59 states. Remember, “I’ve been to 57 states, 2 more to go.”

    Obama thinks you say “corpse man” instead of “coreman” for corpsman.

    Obama was speaking in Hawaii a few weeks ago and said they were “in Asia.”

    He was in Kansas, and said “It’s great to be in Texas.”

    Obama used “axe” instead of “ask.”
    Obama said the Constitution was “written 200 centuries ago.”

    There is a lovely video of Obama and Joe Biden singing hosannahs to Jon Corzine, that liberal who simply lost $1.2 billion of his investors’ money.

    Hey, chump change for liberals, right Danny?

    • December 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Alan (or should I spell is Allen or Allan?) —
      Typos happen and I take full responsibility for typos and wrongly spelled words.

      Fascinating that you are so on Obama for his errors when George W. Bush had entire books written about his sabotage of the English language. Michelle Bachman thinks the American Revolution started in New Hampshire. Rick Perry can’t remember which government departments he wants to eliminate.

      If you want to go toe to toe on comments made by either party, bring it. We make fewer mistakes than you do.

  3. Steve
    December 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Yeah, I’m with junior…Irvine is boring with a capital “B”. OF COURSE there’s less crime in Irvine; upon entering the city, one is overtaken by an overwhelming sense of boredom and one quickly plans one’s hasty exit.

  4. Alan Travis
    December 20, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Danny, how convenient of you to call your misspellings “typos.” How is it that you far-left screechers never ever give conservatives that benefit, huh? No, conservatives, or as you prefer to call us, “Nazis,” are invariably “stupid” whenever we make a mistake. But you always trivialize and excuse away your own gaffes. Funny how that works, isn’t it. Just like your excusing away Bill Clinton’s rape of Juanita Broaddrick, groping of Kathleen Willey, 13-year affair with Gennifer Flowers, and sexual abuse of a woman barely older than his ownd daughter. But, hey, even your lefty feminist girlfriends gave Slick Willy a pass, claiming he gets one free grope.

    Why don’t you explain away Michelle Malkin’s thick book, “Culture of Corruption – Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies.”

    There’s another book out about you lefties. It’s called “Dupes – How America’s Enemies Have Manipulated Progressives For a Century”.

    Incidentally, you must be in mourning for the death of the liberal apparatchik, fat little dictator Kim Jong Il, who starved millions of North Koreans while he lived a life of communist opulence.

    • December 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

      sorry, but I don’t call anyone “Nazi.” Once you bring Hitler to the argument, you’ve lost it. Michelle Malkin’s work is routinely panned. The author of Dupes is hardly an academic stalwart (Grove City College, I believe).

      If you’re going to start dragging Bill Clinton into this, please comment on Newt Gingrich’s prosecution of the impeachment while he was cheating on his second wife with his third. Then there was Rep. Henry Hyde’s “youthful indiscretions.” And speaker-to-be Bob Livingstone’s affairs came to roost and he was never speaker. But at least their affairs were with women.

      Both parties have leaders who cheat. But how do you like living in your glass house, Mr. Stone Thrower?

  5. Alan Travis
    December 20, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Here is a link to a YouTube video where three liberal shysters slap one another on the back and congratulate each other on how smart they all are. Sort of sounds like Danny Shemizewesky (typo, right Danny?).

  6. Alan Travis
    December 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Cheating on one’s wife is hardly the equivalent of rape, perjury, obstruction of justice, and abusing a young subordinate. That you liberals attempt to equate such vastly different actions shows how immoral and dishonest you truly are.

    On the topic of “intellectualism,” we have “57 state” Obama, who makes so many rolling gaffes it’s difficult to keep track of all of them.

    “Dupes” is thoroughly documented. If you think it is so poorly written, it is incumbent on you to make your case. This you cannot and will not do. That would require time, effort, and above all, thoughtful analysis, which liberals have shown themselves to be incapable of undertaking. That is why they are liberals.

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