Escondido crime rates have risen over the past few years. Escondido's population has gone up, too- by about 8%. Escondido is now home to 157,000 people, and as a result of this increase in residents Escondido crime statistics are higher than they were 10 years ago. In fact, Escondido crime rates are among some of the highest in the country when it comes to certain crimes such as murder and robbery. Escondido police department records show that there were 1,829 violent crimes committed last year alone!
This blog post will discuss what you can do to decrease your risk of being a victim of one these terrible crimes. We will go over some of the things we have seen work to reduce crime in other nearby cities. You can set up a home alarm system. Escondido crime rates for burglaries and thefts are very high, so installing a home alarm system can save you from being victimized by criminals looking to steal your valuables or break in at night. Also make sure you lock all of your windows and doors at all hours. Escondido crime rates for burglary are high because people leave their home unsecured, or even open the door to strangers without knowing who they are or why they're there. Escondido police department records show that there were 66 burglaries last year alone!
The city of Escondido should invest in a more robust public safety plan. Escondido crime rates for violent crimes are among the highest in San Diego County, and police response times can be delayed due to short staffing levels. Escondido California residents should request that the city invest in an updated emergency alert system--alerts could go out over TV stations or on social media when there are amber alerts, suspects fleeing the scene of a crime, or any other public safety information.
We will also touch briefly on Escondido police department resources, such as the Escondido Police Activities League (EPAL) which is a youth sports league that helps foster better relationships between law enforcement and the young people living in the community. This is important because the more police contact at a young age the more the youth will respect law enforcement.
Finally we have seen that investing in Parks, Playgrounds, and Community Centers has been proven to deter crime rates. Escondido is in the process of doing this with a $12 million investment that will help create recreational spaces for all Escondido residents.