A recently released report that tracks six different crime areas ranked several local cities as among the safest in the country, and three Orange County cities made the ten list!
This report tracks murder, rape, burglary, robbery, aggravated assault and motor vehicle theft. The overall good news is that there are fewer reported crimes over the past year! The FBI reports violent crimes are down 1.9%; property crimes are down 0.8%.
Mission Viejo is ranked number three for 2009; it has dropped on spot since the 2008 report. Its crime rate is 81.03% below the national average.
Irvine is ranked number four for 2009 - a significant jump for its number eleven spot in 2008! Its crime rate is 78.91% below the national average.
Lake Forest jumped two spots from number twelve in 2008 to number ten in 2009. Its crime rate is 70.61% below the national average.
Just one more reason to make Orange County your home.