United States : Safety by City
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Irvine is a city in Orange County, California known for its very high rates of safety.
The city is slowly becoming a business center of Orange County, and a home to many national and international companies.
Irvine is clean, safe, well maintained, and about a 1.5 hour-drive from Los Angeles to the north and San Diego to the south, making it relatively easy to travel to either city for work or leisure.
The streets and main arteries of Irvine are laid out in a symmetrical grid and the majority of them have trees and well-kept greenbelts.
There is an abundant number of parks and two size man-made lakes that serve as recreation centers for both residents and visitors.
Warnings & Dangers in Irvine
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Irvine is considered America's safest city by FBI studies, so by all means relax and enjoy your stay - there's no reason to worry here.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Transportation is very safe and reliable in Irvine. Still, take few precaution measures when in public transportation.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
There is no reason to fear the pickpockets. There is almost no risk of petty theft, and following a few basic precaution rules should take care of this issue.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are some natural disaters that occasionally hit Irvine. For instance, landslides, also known as mudslides or debris flow, occur frequently in Orange County.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Although there are some areas that are considered a bit more risky than others, Irvine is very safe when it comes to mugging or kidnapping, especially for tourists.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Excluding isolated mass shootings, the US hasn't been the target of any terrorist attacks recently, but the attacks shouldn't be ruled out. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There is no risk of getting scammed in Irvine, but still be careful when receiving change, check it twice, negotiate everything in advance and be wary of people offering you unwanted help, directions, etc.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Irvinie is, naturally, very safe for female solo travelers. Following basic precaution measures should completely minimize the chances of anything going wrong.
So... How Safe Is Irvine Really?
Irvine is a very, very safe city located in Orange County, where you can relax and not think about petty crime.
Violent crime is also almost non-existent, since if it does happen, it is usually linked to particular neighborhoods and is rarely in the form of a random attack.
Many actually claim that this is the single safest city in all of America since its robbery, assault, and car rates are among the lowest in the continent.
In 2014, Irvine was, for the 11th time recorded as the city with the fewest violent crimes per capita of any U.S. city with more than 100,000 residents.
What differentiates Irvine from other cities is that even the smallest pockets and neighborhoods of the city are very safe at any time of the day.
There isn’t a history of criminality and a local traditional crime syndicate does not exist.
The population is conservative and law abiding and the police are nice, polite and tend to respond promptly.
There are no objectively bad neighborhoods in Irvine.
That being said, however, there are certainly newer and more opulent areas in the city.
The oldest developed parts of the city are around University High School and Irvine High School.
- Visas - The US is famous for its harsh policy for acquiring a tourist, let alone a resident visa. The US embassies usually ask for interviews before granting tourist visas, and tourists usually have to pay up to 160 USD to get a visa. If you are not sure about your visa status, contact your local US embassy for further information.
- Currency - The United States dollar is the official currency in Cincinnati. Credit and debit cards are accepted nearly everywhere, and ATMs are widely available. The prices vary but you can plan on spending about 100 dollars per day.
- Weather - Irvine has a local steppe climate characterized by short, warm, arid, and clear summers and long and cool winters. During the year, there is little rainfall in Irvine.
- Airports - John Wayne/Orange County Airport is the busiest airport near Irvine. It is located immediately outside of Irvine, and serves domestic flights from all over the country, and occasionally flights to Canada and Mexico.
- Travel Insurance - Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Irvine, since it covers not only the costs of medical problems, but also theft and loss of valuables.
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