Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #09-28-15
*Also marks lowest overall crime rate in Irvine’s history
Contact : Bill Whalen, Lieutenant, Public Safety, 949-724-7362, email@example.com
Irvine, CA – The City of Irvine again reports the lowest per capita violent crime rate in the nation for cities greater than 100,000 population. Irvine also recorded its lowest per capita overall Part 1 crime rate in the City’s history.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation published its Annual Uniform Crime Report today, September 28, 2015, for Part 1 crime reported January through December 2014. Part 1 crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson.
“I am very pleased that Irvine remains the Safest City in America within our category,” said Mayor Steven S. Choi. “I am proud of and thankful to our citizens, City staff including my City Council colleagues, and particularly the men and women of the Irvine Police Department who collectively focus their energy on public safety. We are now a City of more than 250,000 residents. As we become bigger, we remain safe.”
“This is fantastic news! I am grateful for the members of our Department who work tirelessly every day (and night) in order to keep our community safe,” said Chief Dave Maggard.
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, 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.