Flap is happy to report this morning that Thousand Oaks is the 4th safest city in the United States (cities above 100,000 population).
The city of Irvine is the safest city in the country for the fourth straight year for communities with populations over 100,000, according to FBI statistics.
The next four safest cities, in declining order, were Gilbert, Ariz.; Bellevue, Wash.; Thousand Oaks, and Cary, N.C.
The designation was based on FBI data compiled from January through December of 2007 on the crimes of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft and arson.
Congratulations are in order to Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks and all of his officers who keep us safe in Thousand Oaks. Kudos also to Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten and Ventura County judges who administer criminal justice so well.