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Santa Clarita No. 3 in Safety

The city of Santa Clarita was ranked the third safest city in California in 2006 for cities that have a population of 150,000 and more. The rankings were based on crime rates for cities with police departments and contract cities in the state. Although Santa Clarita experienced a 5.7 percent increase in its population last year, part-one crimes, which are the most serious felonies, dropped 4.6 percent compared to the prior year. Violent crimes, however, increased 16.7 percent during the same period, from 336 to 392. Property crimes, which include burglary, robbery, theft and grand auto theft, fell 7.7 percent in 2006. Gail Ortiz, the city’s public information officer, attributed the drop in most crimes to crime prevention efforts and programs, including neighborhood watch programs. Irvine and Glendale were ranked first and second safest cities in California, respectively.

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