Home Burglaries on the Rise in These Traditionally Safe California Cities

Home burglaries are increasing in Orange County in some of the safest cities in California, say police. Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) spokesperson Ryan Anderson said the burglaries are increasing in residential areas that have nearby trails or large open spaces. OCSD suspects burglars are utilizing the trails to enter and exit neighborhoods. “There have been recent residential burglaries in the cities of Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Hills, San Juan Capistrano, and the unincorporated areas of southeast Orange County,” Anderson told The Epoch Times. According to SafeWise, the top ten safest cities in California for 2021 include Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and Aliso Viejo. The most recent residential burglary in the area was on Aug. 8 in the City of Laguna Hills, Anderson said. The website SpotCrime also found that property crime has increased by 9 percent in Orange County, according to the latest month’s statistics. “Property …

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