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City Manager's Message

April 07, 2021 11:18 AM | Rachel Coan (Administrator)

City Manager's Message

I am pleased to report that Rancho Santa Margarita has once again been ranked the Safest City in Orange County and the 2nd Safest City in California by SafeWise. Historically, the City has always enjoyed a very low crime rate; for many years, we have had the lowest crime rate of any city in Orange County, and we are consistently ranked in the top 5 safest cities in the entire nation comparing cities with a population over 25,000.​

To provide our residents with up-to-date information on the crime rate and to keep everyone informed of current trends, RSM Police Services posts crime statistics on our Web site monthly as soon as they are reported to the FBI.

Congratulations are in order to you, our residents, law enforcement officers, and City leadership for this collaborative approach to crime prevention. Our efforts as a community are commendable and help keep Rancho Santa Margarita a safe place to live, work, and play.


Jennifer Cervantez


949 – 667 – 3776
22232 El Paseo | RSM, CA 92688


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