El Monte’s crime rate in 2019 was the lowest in 25 years, Police Chief David Reynoso announced Tuesday.
The 2019 Uniform Crime Reporting showed a 20% drop from 2018 in Part 1 crime, which includes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft and arson, according to Reynoso.
The city also saw a 15.5% drop in violent crime, and a 20.8% drop in non-violent crime compared to 2018, Reynoso said.
“Compared to 1995, Part 1 crimes have dropped 61.1%, violent crime dropped 78% and non-violent crime dropped 53.5%,” Reynoso said.
El Monte Mayor Andrew Quintero said he was “proud of the work of our police department in curbing crime in our city.”
“The consistent decrease in crime activity will continue to encourage investments in our city including business growth and residential construction,” Quintero said.
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