Santa Ana Ranked Ninth Most Vigilant U.S. City

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Nothing to see here, folks; just a couple safely walking through downtown Santa Ana.

Is Santa Ana on a roll this year or what? So far, it has been named among the nation's selfiest, coolest and, for you herbal indulgers, highest cities.

(In the interest of full disclosure, SanTana also wound up on a list of the most boring cities in America this year.)

Now, all you gun lovers, cop groupies and home security shopkeepers in town will be happy to learn Santa Ana has also been named among the most vigilant cities in the U.S.

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That is the finding of MyLife.com, "the one place for individuals to manage and control their world of online information."

The MyLifers claim Santa Ana is the ninth most vigilant city in America, sandwiched between Gilbert, Arizona, and Plano, Texas. Bookending the top 10 list at No. 1 is El Paso, Texas.

Hey, isn't El Paso where they take one half of a lady and place her on the American side of the border and then take an opposite half of a different lady and place her on the Juarez side? In between the border flood lights flicking on and off, of course. God bless FX.

Anyway, Santa Anans don't have to be vigilant about stuff that serious. But they must be on guard given sardine-like conditions mentioned by MyLife:

Representing Orange County, Santa Ana is also the fourth city from California to make the list. Little known fact: of cities with more than 300,000 people, it is also the fourth most densely populated in the country, and with all those people in such a small area, preventing crime can be a little tough. But they came in eighth in larceny theft and ninth in property crime.

See, the number crunchers took a list of the 100 most populous cities in the U.S. and ranked them from one to 100 (one being best) in these categories: overall crime rate; larceny theft; property crime; identity theft consumer complaints; and fraud consumer complaints. Data for these categories came from statistics compiled by the FBI, Federal Trade Commission and other trustworthy sources, claims MyLife.

When the dust settled, three cities relatively close to Santa Ana also finished in the top 50: Long Beach (18); Anaheim (25); and perennial Safest City in America Irvine (31).

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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5 comments
mexicaniqis50
mexicaniqis50

hmm, what do all of these cities have in common?  hablo espanol?  lol, mexicans are truly scum of the earth.. even other mexicans cant stand them

elizabeth.boredum
elizabeth.boredum

The only reporting on Santa Ana is when it makes some silly list or another. The rest of the time it's the kid in the seller noone talks about. Then when you DO talk about it, all the klansmen have something to say. Either get in there and do some real reporting or stop ur little list "stories". Thank you

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

Shut your piehole. Don't be such a hater. We here in SA have an awesome city! Go back to your boring Laguna Hills Mall an buy yourself a pretzel and some lady hose.

dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

Hey dipshit, I chose to live in SA! Bought my beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood. I work in the downtown and love it. Nobody on my end HAS TO LIVE in SA.

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