Irvine - Ninth Year With Lowest Per Capita Violent Crime Rate

Contact : Julia Engen, Lieutenant

IRVINE, CA (June 3, 2013): Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation published its Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for Part 1 crime reported January through December 2012. Part 1 crimes include, murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson.

For the ninth consecutive year, the City of Irvine has reported the lowest per capita violent crime rate (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) for cities of greater than 100,000 in population. In addition to this National distinction, 2012 was also the City's record low for the per capita violent crime rate.

"Public safety is the City's most important strategic priority," Mayor Steven S. Choi said. "So, each year, this very high mark is important to us. Because in the commitment of a City to its citizens, everything flows from public safety. I am proud of our Police Department, our other staff and a community that helps each other. I am very happy that 2012 marked the lowest per capita violent crime rate in Irvine's history."

"I remain proud of the men and women of our Department", Chief Maggard commented. "I am grateful for the efforts they make every day to keep our community safe."