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Safe at home in GG and HB

GARDEN GROVE Chief of Police Tom DaRé (The Tribune photo).

The communities of Garden Grove and Huntington Beach can add one more thing to their list of attractions beyond the Strawberry Festival and being “Surf City.”

According to a study by Vivint Security, they are among the 10 safest cities in the United States for 2021.

Irvine is in its familiar status as the nation’s safest, but Huntington Beach is in eighth place on the list and Garden Grove is 13th. Those are the only three Orange County cities to make the cut. Other California cities in the top 20 are Fremont, Santa Clarita, Oceanside and Chula Vista.

The calculations are based on violent crime and property crime statistics from the FBI, as well as community investment in law enforcement and the number of officers per capita in a given community.

In 2018, Garden Grove voters approved a 1-cent sales tax increase that added 10 sworn officers to the police department and six others in the GGPD.

Additionally, the study also collected data from the U.S. Census Bureau on unemployment rates, job growth, household income and cost of living standards to measure economic security. The survey did not include data on the effects of COVID-19.

Vivint sells home security services and products.


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  1. Thank you very much GGPD and Chief DaRé! Woohoo! And thank you to my neighbors in my EGG hood, with our cameras, and neighbor helping neighbor vigilance, albeit sometimes baseball bat in hand vigilance, we keep our home streets as free as we can of nasties.

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