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For the 10th straight year, Irvine was ranked by the FBI as the safest U.S. city with a population of more than 100,000.

By Jeremiah Dobruck
November 11, 2014

The lowest violent-crime rate in city history last year netted Irvine its 10th straight title as the safest big city in the nation, officials announced this week.

In 2013, Irvine experienced the fewest violent crimes per capita for any city with more than 100,000 residents, according to federal data released Monday.

The city of 235,830 reported 113 violent crimes last year, according to the FBI, which compiles data submitted by law enforcement agencies across the country.

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