Movoto published a ranking of the safest cities in America today. Which one came out on top? It turns out that Irvine, CA is the safest, closely followed by these cities:
Movoto looked at the 100 most populous American cities. They then formed the rankings on per capita statistics of property crime, violent crime, and the chance of being a victim of crime using the FBI’s most recent crime report.
Irvine, the first of the three California cities in their top 10, placed highly for its low number of overall crimes per 100,000 people, but particularly for its low number of violent crimes. In 2012, Irvine saw a total of just 51 violent crimes per 100,000 people, which included one murder. Additionally, Irvine had 1,519 property crimes per 100,000, adding up to a total of 1,570 crimes per 100,000 people.
For comparison’s sake, let’s take a look at another California city: Stockton, CA. Here, not only were there 1,548 violent crimes per 100,000 people, but 24 of those were murders. Additionally, there were 5,101 property crimes per 100,000, resulting in a total of 6,649 crimes per 100,000 residents. Or, think of it this way: In Irvine, you have just a 1 in 64 chance of being the victim of a crime; in Stockton, your odds are 1 in 15.
Santa Ana was ranked #11.
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