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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 29%
Property crime 14%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth El Monte/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime602n/a (estimate)2,8872,7722,489
Murder1n/a4.84.35.0
Rape11n/a52.837.542.6
Robbery32n/a153.5132.481.6
Assault58n/a278.2267.1250.2
Violent crime102n/a (estimate)489441379
Burglary132n/a633.0386.1340.5
Theft254n/a1,218.11,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft114n/a546.7358.8219.9
Property crime500n/a (estimate)2,3982,3312,110

Key findings

  • South El Monte crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South El Monte are 29% higher than the national average
  • In South El Monte you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South El Monte is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South El Monte has decreased by 18%

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 1.04 times more than the California average and 1.16 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in South El Monte, is 1.11 times more than the California average, and it is 1.29 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that South El Monte has a daily crime average that is 1.03 times more than the California average and 1.14 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 22% of every city located within California along with 19% 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 205
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South El Monte is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South El Monte is 1 in 35
      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 205 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 42. 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 35.

      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 decreased by 18%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for South El Monte has decreased by 18% 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, CA2,01769366435
      Rose Hills, CA3,03399525624
      Sierra Madre, CA11,067137724861
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      East Pasadena, CA6,159158834992
      Bradbury, CA954929181,010
      Temple City, CA36,0841779151,091
      South El Monte, CA20,5664892,3982,887

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Arvin, CA20,5628992,0042,902
      Union City, GA20,5605063,5274,033
      Chambersburg, PA20,5762792,3242,603
      Ypsilanti, MI20,5771,0203,4754,495
      Sapulpa, OK20,5462782,6092,887
      South El Monte, CA20,5664892,3982,887
      Source: The South El Monte, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.