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Posted on: November 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] El Monte Continues to Provide Safe Communities, Reduces Overall Crime

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El Monte, Calif. – Public safety has remained a key priority for the City of El Monte. With the support of the City Council and Police Department, the City has significantly reduced crime within the last year and more significantly within the last 10 years.

Within the last year, the City has reduced: non-violent crime by 18.96%; violent crime by 21.65%; robbery by 18.31%; and burglary by 31.09%.

Crime statistics for the last 10 years also reflect a similar trend. The City reduced: non-violent crime by 14.24%; violent crime by 53.23%; robbery by 39.90%; and burglary by 18.94%.

The City attributes the positive results to the number of officers and strategic actions by the El Monte Police Department.

The El Monte Police Department is supported by 118 officers, which represents the highest number of officers within the last six years.  The officers are deployed using a predictive policing model, which uses data to predict where crime may occur.  The Police Department also continues to implement the Service Area Policing Program with a focus on solving chronic neighborhood concerns.

From a public safety standpoint, the City has also taken proactive measures to address homelessness. The Police Department has increased the number of officers that focus on transient outreach to 12 rotating officers.  Additionally as part of a Measure H funded Task Force, the Police Department provides outreach to those who may be experiencing homelessness. The Department also has the support of a Los Angeles County Mental health technician to assist those with mental health needs.

The reduction in crime is a reflection of the City’s commitment to continue improving the quality of life for residents.  For more information on public safety, contact the El Monte Police Chief, David Reynoso at 626-580-2131.

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