Crime is on the rise in the O.C.? Yes, indeed it is. In fact, eight of Orange County’s cities with populations over 100,000 have seen increases in serious crime through the first half of 2015. How much of an increase? By double digits, according to the FBI.
In Costa Mesa alone, crime jumped 33 percent in 2015, which is their highest single-year increase in over a decade. The crimes that have increased the most sharply are stolen vehicles, aggravated assaults, thefts and burglaries.
How can you prevent yourself from being a victim of one of these crimes? Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid being a victim of a crime, but there are ways you can reduce your chances. Here’s a few tips: Continue Reading →