March 15, 2022
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Laguna Niguel is California's 6th Safest City
The City of Laguna Niguel has been ranked #6 among California’s Top 50 Safest Cities, according to the 2022 Safest Cities Report conducted by SafeWise. The City climbed two ranks from its 2021 ranking of #8.

The safe city ranking undoubtedly stems from the City’s hard-working law enforcement professionals and attentive and involved community members and businesses.

“I am proud to announce that Laguna Niguel is recognized as the 6th safest city in California," said Mayor Elaine Gennawey. "Public safety is goal #1 in the City’s Strategic Plan. The Laguna Niguel City Council’s continued prioritization of public safety by providing the necessary staffing and resources has moved our City 2 rankings higher this year. Our sincere gratitude goes to our public safety partner, the deputies of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, as well as City staff and our dedicated volunteers of the PACT team who together comprise Laguna Niguel Police Services. Our alert and engaged residents and businesses who ‘see something, say something’ play a large role in keeping our community safe. Let’s continue to work together for the safe community we value so that we can enjoy all that Laguna Niguel has to offer.”

The Annual SafeWise Safest Cities Report uses FBI crime statistics data to rank cities in each state and across the country. The report relies on voluntary, self-reported information that cities and jurisdictions across the country report through the FBI Summary Reporting System (SRS) and National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). To add extra insight and depth, the report also includes demographic information and the results of SafeWise’s proprietary State of Safety research study.

The report determined that all of the 10 Safest Cities in California -- including the City of Laguna Niguel -- reported violent and property crime rates below State, regional, and US rates.
Additionally, among the safest cities, there were fewer reports of each major property crime this reporting year. The City’s violent crime rate maintained at a low level of 0.6 from the past year, and the City’s property crime rate decreased from 9.1 to 8.7. These low rates further demonstrate the City’s commitment to public safety and its emphasis on taking a proactive approach to deter crime. 

To read the full 2022 SafeWise Safest Cities Report, visit this link.