Lake Forest “7th Safest City” – CQ Press Releases City Crime Rankings

The City of Lake Forest is the 6th lowest crime rate ranking city in America for cities with a population between 75,000 and 99,999, and the 7th lowest crime ranking city overall, according to recent CQ Press City Crime Rankings.  The survey compares FBI crime statistics among American cities with Populations over 75,000.  The crime rate rankings of the cities are calculated using six crime categories: murder, rape, robberty, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.  The rankings include all cities of at least 75,000 residents that reported crime data to the FBI in the categories noted for calendar year 2009.

Lake Forest has moved up two spots in the rankings for safe cities with a population between 75,000 and 99,999, and three sports in the overall rankings.  Chief of Police Services Lieutenant Doug 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.  Lt. Doyle reminds residents that “Many of the crimes committed in Lake Forest are preventable crimes of opportunity.  Make sure doors to homes and cars are locked and valuable items are not left in plain sight.”  Police serives are provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, with 55.4 fulltime sworn officers and professional staff assigned to Lake Forest. 

Source: The Leaflet.  CQ Press is a Washington D.C. independent publishing and research group.  To view the entire City Rankings list, visit:

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