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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 12%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Monte/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,604n/a (estimate)2,2362,8282,580
Murder6n/a5.24.45.0
Rape35n/a30.139.242.6
Robbery149n/a127.9137.386.2
Assault172n/a147.7266.5246.8
Violent crime362n/a (estimate)311447381
Burglary482n/a413.9416.2376.0
Theft1,256n/a1,078.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft504n/a432.8392.4228.9
Property crime2,242n/a (estimate)1,9252,3802,200

Key findings

  • El Monte crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in El Monte are 18% lower than the national average
  • In El Monte you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • El Monte is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in El Monte has decreased by 20%

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The El Monte crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in El Monte as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The El Monte crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In El Monte (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in El Monte, CA per 100,000 people. In El Monte, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.26 times less than the California average and 1.15 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in El Monte is 1.44 times less than the California average and 1.22 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, El Monte has a daily crime rate that is 1.24 times less than the California average and 1.14 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is El Monte (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is El Monte safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that El Monte is safer than 51% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, El Monte is safer than 38% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than El Monte. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that El Monte is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in El Monte

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in El Monte is 1 in 322
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in El Monte is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in El Monte is 1 in 45
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In El Monte, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 322. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 52 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in El Monte is 1 in 45.

      Year Over Year Crime In El Monte (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in El Monte, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in El Monte has decreased by 20%, while the property crime rate in El Monte has decreased by 21% year over year. Summing up the numbers, El Monte has decreased by 20% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      El Monte police department

      ItemEl MonteCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
      There are a total of 161 El Monte police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.4% less than the California average and 57.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Pasqual, CA2,01770373443
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Sierra Madre, CA11,06763859923
      East Pasadena, CA6,1591608521,011
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      Yorba Linda, CA67,362641,1801,244
      La Habra Heights, CA5,4061111,2191,330
      El Monte, CA115,6653111,9252,236

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Provo, UT115,7181751,7711,947
      Fargo, ND115,9504183,1473,565
      Peoria, IL115,9907644,0054,768
      Lansing, MI114,7731,1083,0304,139
      Springfield, IL116,7458334,7875,620
      El Monte, CA115,6653111,9252,236
      Source: The El Monte, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.