|The City of Chula Vista has been named as the 10th safest city in America according to rankings based on FBI data released November 24 by Law Street Media, a new web site covering law and policy. Full rankings are available at www.LawStreetMedia.com.
Based on FBI violent-crime data compiled for calendar 2012, Irvine, California was ranked to be the safest American city. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics for 2012 cover every city with a population over 100,000 – 286 cities in all.
Flint, Michigan was ranked as America’s most dangerous city and Detroit as America’s most dangerous big city. Four major crime categories were used to create a standard measure of violent crimes per 100,000 people including murders, aggravated assaults, robberies and forcible rapes.
The top ten safest cities with populations over 200,000 are in order: Irvine, CA; Gilbert, AZ; Plano, TX, Fremont, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Henderson, NV; Virginia Beach, VA; Irving, TX; Garland, TX; and Chula Vista, CA.
Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of over 250,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 50 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, and a variety of natural resources and quality infrastructure. Established neighborhoods, contemporary communities, start-up firms, corporations, nationally recognized entertainment venues, the nation’s only warm weather Olympic Training Center, an award winning nature center and a historic downtown all contribute to Chula Vista’s attraction for both families and businesses.
Posted: November 25, 2013