This week, the FBI released their annual report of America’s safest cities.

For the 16th consecutive year, Irvine has been ranked the Safest City in America among cities with a population of 250,000 or more. (According to the U.S. 2020 Census, Irvine now has more than 307,000 residents.)

The FBI report is based on the number of violent crimes — including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson.

Retiring Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel is quoted as saying: “Irvine continues to be a safe community due to the strong partnership between the men and women of the Irvine Police Department, our City leaders who always make public safety a top priority, and our residents and business community.”

Irvine Community News & Views thanks Chief Hamel for his years of service to our Irvine community, and congratulates the entire Irvine Police Department for all they do to keep our families safe!

ICNV Staff