The Aliso Viejo Town Center. Courtesy of the city

An organization representing home security alarm companies ranked Aliso Viejo as the 10th safest city in the nation.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security issued the report July 25 ranking the top 100 safest cities based on violent and property crimes. The organization based its data on the most recent FBI and local law enforcement reports.

Aliso Viejo Mayor Dave Harrington credited residents for the good news.

“It’s really the residents who make us safe,” Harrington said. “The people who live here are affluent and well-educated and they’re people who give two hoots about the neighbors.”

Harrington said the city has found itself at the top of recent lists for safest cities and best places to raise a family.

“We’re on a lot of lists and we’re always on top,” Harrington said. “I give credit to the residents. We have a great community.”

According to the organization, Aliso Viejo had a rate of 63 violent crimes per 100,000 residents and 715 property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Also ranked in the top 100 were Yorba Linda in 22nd place, Laguna Niguel 31st, Mission Viejo 39th, Lake Forest 49th, San Clemente 54th, Irvine 72nd and Placentia 87th.

— City News Service

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