To Find America's Safest City, Look West

Irvine, California, has topped the FBI least-violent list for 8 years
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2012 11:38 AM CDT
In this Sept. 7, 2010 photo, a man walks his dogs in front of a apartment building in Irvine, Calif. Irvine has been the safest city in the United States for the past eight years.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – Sixty-seven aggravated assaults, 11 rapes, 40 robberies, and two murders—but for a city of 214,872, that gives Irvine, Calif., the lowest crime rate in the United States for any city larger than 100,000, reports the Los Angeles Times. In fact, Irvine has been the safest US city for eight years running, according to FBI numbers released yesterday. In terms of long-running trends, the report also noted that violent crime in the United States is down for the fifth year in a row.

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