Lake Forest Ranks as #8 and #10 Safest City in the Country

Americas Safest Cities 2009The City of Lake Forest is the 8th safest city in America for cities with a population between 75,000 and 99,999, and the 10th safest city overall, according to recent CQ Press City Crime Rankings.  The survey compares FBI crime statistics among American cities with populations over 75,000, in categories such as homicide, sexual and aggravated assault, robbery, vehicle theft, larceny, and burglary.  These categories are known as Part One crimes.  According to O.C. Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) crime statistics, the majority of Lake Forest’s Part One crimes are thefts and burglaries.  Chief of Police Services Lieutenant Doug Doyle reminds residents that “Many Part One crimes are preventable crimes of opportunity.  Make sure doors to homes and cars are locked and valuable items are not left in plain sight.”

Lake Forest has moved up two spots in the rankings for safest cities in both categories from 2008.  Lt. Doyle credits the dedicated Police Services personnel, as well as the support of the community and the City Council, for the low crime rate in Lake Forest.  Police services are provided to the City by OCSD, with 55.5 fulltime sworn officers and professional staff assigned to Lake Forest.

CQ Press is a Washington D.C. independent publishing and research group.  To view the entire City Rankings list, visit www.cqpress.com/pages/citycrime2009.Most unsafe cities

Here are the 20 cities that rank at the very bottom of the “safe city list”.  What do you say that I leave these out of your home search?

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