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City of La Mirada among Safest Cities in California

Post Date:04/21/2020 9:58 AM

Public Safety continues to be the highest priority for the City of La Mirada. The City allocates significant resources towards reducing crime to preserve La Mirada as a safe community. Crime in the City stands near its lowest point in more than 10 years, according to statistics from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The strong partnership between the City, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the community has helped achieve this record of safety.

In the sixth annual Safest Cities in California report recently released by Safewise, La Mirada was named among the top 50 safest cities for 2020. According to the report, the safest cities were below national and state violent crime levels, with no city reporting more than three violent crime incidents per 1,000 residents. All the safest cities had crime rate levels below the statewide crime rate. Safewise determines the safest cities ranking by using FBI crime report statistics and U.S. Census Bureau population data.

Crimes in La Mirada dropped by 14.2 percent in 2019, as the number of total major crimes fell from 921 to 790. Major crimes include homicide, rape, larceny, burglary, auto theft, robbery, assault, and arson. La Mirada also experienced a five percent drop in Part 2 crimes including alcohol and narcotics offenses, disorderly conduct, forgery, fraud, non-aggravated assaults, sex offenses, vandalism, and Vehicle Code violations and weapons violations.

For more information, call the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2960.


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