Mission Viejo was ranked as the safest city in the state again and fourth safest in the nation, according to CQ Press, which published the reports on Sunday. The City’s ranking was listed in the annual “City Crime Rankings 2010-2011: Crime in Metropolitan America,” using FBI statistics.
The City was ranked among 132 other cities with populations ranging from 75,000 to 99,999.
Mission Viejo is regularly named the safest city in California and was recognized in 2007 as America’s safest city compared to cities of similar size. The City was named second safest city in the nation in 2008 by CQ Press.
The crime rankings are based on per-capita rates for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. The rankings include surveyed cities that reported crime data to the FBI and have a population of at least 75,000.
Public safety has long been a hallmark of this City’s agenda. Proactive City leaders, Police Services and an active citizenry help to keep the community safe.
To see the report, visit http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2010/citycrime2010-2011.htm.