I have to agree with other professionals that Mission Viejo is one of the safest cities no matter how you look at the statistics. I've lived in MV for over 30 years and raised my three children here. This is not a violent crime area. You would enjoy retiring here as there are two wonderful 55+ communities within the city (Palmia and Casta Del Sol) and the neighboring city of Laguna Woods, all of which are gated and were developed specifically for the needs of active and retiring adults.
Mission Viejo Violent Crime Rate per Capita:
Murder, Forcible Rape, Robbery Aggravated Assault ,
All Violent Crime Is 0.13 times the National Average
If some how you have the wrong zip code and would like to know about retirement in this area, please let me know. I live in one of 2 retirement communities in Mission Viejo. I will answer any questions you might have.
It is difficult to answer your question without some specific information. The zip code you are referring to is the City of Mission Viejo, California which ranks as one of the safest cities in the United States each year. I have live here just about all my life and would not live anywhere else. Safe communities, beaches, mountains, deserts, etc., all within driving distance of the O.C. Come and take a look.