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Jan 24

Menlo Park’s 2014 crime statistics show dramatic decline

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm by Clay Curtin

Two years ago, the Menlo Park community was facing rising gang crime and shootings in the Belle Haven neighborhood. At that time, the City made a commitment to change.

At a community meeting in late 2012, members of the police department, local officials, and residents committed to making the City a safer place for everyone to live, work and play. In 2014, the police department responded to over 20,000 calls for service, conducted over 11,000 traffic stops, wrote more than 4,000 reports, and arrested nearly 1,500 individuals. The resulting 2014 crime statistics showed an 11% decrease and the fewest Part 1 crimes, consisting of homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, and arson, since 1999! This annual crime report is available online. The goal of a safer city continues to be achieved through collaboration as a cohesive police department, working with our partners in the community, including our proactive Menlo Park residents and businesses.