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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 34%
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 peopleSouth El Monte/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime747n/a (estimate)3,5382,8282,580
Murder1n/a4.74.45.0
Rape7n/a33.239.242.6
Robbery33n/a156.3137.386.2
Assault85n/a402.6266.5246.8
Violent crime126n/a (estimate)597447381
Burglary145n/a686.8416.2376.0
Theft313n/a1,482.51,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft163n/a772.0392.4228.9
Property crime621n/a (estimate)2,9412,3802,200

Key findings

  • South El Monte crime rates are 37% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South El Monte are 57% higher than the national average
  • In South El Monte you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South El Monte is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South El Monte has decreased by 8%

South El Monte crime map

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The South El Monte crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in South 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 South El Monte crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in South El Monte for every 100,000 residents. The South El Monte total amount of daily crime is 1.25 times more than the California average and 1.37 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in South El Monte, is 1.33 times more than the California average, and it is 1.57 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that South El Monte has a daily crime average that is 1.24 times more than the California average and 1.34 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is South El Monte (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of South El Monte to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is South El Monte safe? The gauges above illustrate that South El Monte is safer than 14% of every city located within California along with 13% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, South El Monte, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South El Monte

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South El Monte is 1 in 168
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South El Monte is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South El Monte is 1 in 29
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in South El Monte? In South El Monte, you have a 1 in 168 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 34. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in South El Monte, CA is 1 in 29.

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

      Determining whether South El Monte is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. South El Monte violent crime rates have increased by 4%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 10% year over year. Total crimes for South El Monte has decreased by 8% in the same time frame.

      South El Monte police department

      ItemSouth El MonteCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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
      South El Monte, CA20,5665972,9413,538

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Arvin, CA20,5629601,7722,732
      Union City, GA20,5604853,8214,306
      Chambersburg, PA20,5762862,7533,039
      Ypsilanti, MI20,5778732,8743,747
      Sapulpa, OK20,5462002,5252,726
      South El Monte, CA20,5665972,9413,538
      Source: The South 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.