The chance of becoming a victim of violent or property crime in Irvine is 1 in 60. According to FBI crime data, Irvine is not one of the safest communities in the United States. Compared to California, Irvine has a crime rate higher than 39% of cities and towns in the state of all sizes. The City of Irvine, in partnership with the University of California, Irvine, will host the inaugural Fiesta Latina in Irvine in Great Park on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.
Irvine has 278 days of sunshine a year on average and is close to Huntington, Newport and Laguna Beach. But perfect weather isn't the only reason Irvine was named one of Money's best places to live; the area also has a low unemployment rate of 2.9% and a growing economy.