Irvine Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #11-10-14
*Also marks lowest violent crime rate in Irvine’s history
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer 949-724-7112, firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, CA (November 10, 2014): For the tenth consecutive year, the City of Irvine has reported the lowest per capita violent crime rate in the nation for cities greater than 100,000 in population. Irvine also recorded its lowest per capita violent crime rate in the City’s history.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation published its Annual Uniform Crime Report today, Nov. 10, 2014, for Part 1 crime reported January through December 2013. Part 1 crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson.
“Our city is an example of excellence in many ways. Nothing is more important than public safety,” said Mayor Steven S. Choi. “I am so pleased with the latest results, and so honored to be Mayor of Irvine at this important moment. It is remarkable to achieve this distinction for 10 straight years. I thank our police department for their diligence, our City Council for their leadership, our other city staff for their work, and our good citizens.”
“This is really great news for our community,” said Irvine Police Chief David Maggard. “This is clearly a city-wide effort, and I am most grateful for the incredible work of the men and women of the Irvine Police Department.”
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-7000 www.irvinepd.org
“Working In Partnership with the Community”
INTEGRITY – QUALITY SERVICE – ACCOUNTABILITY – RESPECT
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 242,651, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.