South El Monte, CA
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The crime rate in South El Monte is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 South El Monte is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, South El Monte is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, South El Monte has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare South El Monte to other communities of similar population, then South El Monte crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how South El Monte does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how South 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 South El Monte.

For South El Monte, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in South El Monte is one in 164.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that South El Monte experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South El Monte's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes South 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 South El Monte is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that South 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 South El Monte is one in 127.

South El Monte Crime Data

 
Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

South El Monte Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

127

653

780

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.08

31.28

37.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South El Monte 6.08
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 164

in South El Monte

1 in 235

in California
South El Monte VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 20,878
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 6 28 87
Rate per 1,000 0.29 0.29 1.34 4.17
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
South El Monte 31.28
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in South El Monte

1 in 38

in California
South El Monte Property CRIMES
Population: 20,878
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 161 327 165
Rate per 1,000 7.71 15.66 7.90
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

South El Monte Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South El Monte 274
California 90