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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Moorpark Named Third-Safest City in California

Crime data analysts at SafeWise have published their annual “California’s 50 Safest Cities” list for 2021, and they have named Moorpark as the third-safest city in California for the second year in a row.

SafeWise examines data for both violent crimes and property crimes in their analysis, and Moorpark ranks as one of California’s safest in both categories:


Violent Crimes
(per 1,000 people)
Property Crimes
(per 1,000 people)
2019 Report
1.39.0
2020 Report
0.97.0
2021 Report
0.76.2


According to the new report, Moorpark crime rates are substantially lower than California’s statewide averages of 4.4 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 23.3 property crimes per 1,000 people.

Mayor Janice Parvin was proud of the City’s ranking and expressed gratitude to the Moorpark Police Department: “This study highlights the hard work that the men and women of the Moorpark Police Department do day in and day out.  Their combination of building resident support, business education and outreach, and just good old-fashioned police work are all critical components to keeping Moorpark safe.”

Along with proactive police work, the Moorpark Police Department continues to redouble its efforts in the areas of community outreach, crime prevention, and victim engagement.  Throughout the pandemic and stay-home orders, Moorpark police have led multiple reverse parades, where caravans with the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Grinch, and other holiday-themed celebrities drove through numerous neighborhoods all over Moorpark.  The Department also recently launched a catalytic converter anti-theft program, partnering with Moorpark auto repair shops to mark catalytic converters with a VCSO sheriff’s star and the vehicle’s license plate number, free of charge to vehicle owners.

Moorpark Police Chief Victor Fazio commented: “I am extremely proud to be a part of this community.  The partnerships we share as a law enforcement organization with the residents, visitors, and business owners of this great city is what led to another year of historic low crime rates. Through our collective and collaborative efforts in providing service to Moorpark, our officers embody our motto that one crime or one victim is one too many.”

The full study, with underlying data and methodology, are available at:


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