El Monte, CA
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The crime rate in El Monte is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in El Monte is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, El Monte is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, El Monte has a crime rate that is higher than 51% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, El Monte has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, El Monte is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how El Monte does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in El Monte.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in El Monte occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in El Monte; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 285. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that El Monte's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes El Monte a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in El Monte is one in 54.

Importantly, we found that El Monte has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in El Monte is one in 169.

El Monte Crime Data

 
Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

El Monte Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

410

2,157

2,567

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.51

18.48

21.99

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
El Monte 3.51
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 285

in El Monte

1 in 235

in California
El Monte VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 116,732
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 21 148 233
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.18 1.27 2.00
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
El Monte 18.48
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 54

in El Monte

1 in 38

in California
El Monte Property CRIMES
Population: 116,732
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 463 1,004 690
Rate per 1,000 3.97 8.60 5.91
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

El Monte Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
El Monte 266
California 90