FBI Releases 2011 Crime Stats For Lake Elsinore And Wildomar

Property crimes are up in both cities; violent crime has increased in Lake Elsinore.

Violent crime has edged up in Lake Elsinore, whereas Wildomar has seen a slight decrease, according to new figures released Monday from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The FBI’s 2011 Uniform Crime Report (see chart below) shows that compared to 2010, Lake Elsinore has seen a 13 percent uptick in violent crimes; the number of violent crimes in Wildomar has decreased more than 20 percent.

The newly released report also reflects property crimes. Both Lake Elsinore and Wildomar have seen increases in these types of incidents, the report shows, with each city up about 3 percent over the 2010 numbers.

Lake Elsinore and Wildomar officials have expressed concern about budget cuts that have led to a decreased police presence in the two cities.


Lake Elsinore 2011 Lake Elsinore 2010 Wildomar 2011 Wildomar 2010 Population 52,430 54,018 32,554 22,816 Violent Crime 122 108 46 59 Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 Forcible Rape 3 15 6 11 Robbery 43 38 16 15 Aggravated Assault 76 55 24 33 Property Crime 1,611 1,571 719 703 Burglary 480 398 187 188 Larceny-Theft 908 959 411 365 Motor Vehicle Theft 223 214 121 150 Arson 2 2 0 2
Constant Comment October 30, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Uh...Justme...I wasn't exactly talkin about politics if ya know what I mean! ;)
Reverend Smith October 31, 2012 at 12:07 AM
What comes to mind: (1) I hear a lot of people say they're moving after being burgled a third time. (2) Illegal immigrants, who aren't registered by census takers, are displacing legal residents. (3) New amnestied citizens moving to take advantage of cheap real estate and better schools in Wildomar. (4) Large number of fugitives from justice holed up in Elsinore not registering with census.
Roberto October 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM
A Temecula man was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of vandalizing several campaign signs, which is chargeable as a misdemeanor, police said. A witness told police they saw the man, later identified as Leland Barrett Mark, 67, pulling down and damaging multiple signs Tuesday morning at Jedediah Smith Road and Temecula Parkway, Temecula police Sgt. Jon Wade said in a news release. The witness—whom Patch learned was Ernie White, husband of Temecula city council candidate Jamie White—took photos of Mark that were turned over to police. The witness then followed Mark as he ran off, Wade said, and confronted him. A verbal altercation ensued, according to the sergeant. The incident was reported to police, who later found Mark in the 41000 block of Moreno Road, Wade said. Mark was identified by the witness and placed under arrest on suspicion of vandalizing political signage and challenging another to fight in public—both misdemeanors. Mark was booked at Southwest Detention Center, according to jail records, but has since been released after posting $2,500 bail. "The Temecula Police Department would like to remind all citizens that the taking or damaging of political signs is a violation of the law," Wade said. "Anyone apprehended after the unlawful taking or damaging of political signage is subject to arrest and prosecution." Anyone with information regarding the incident was encouraged to contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.


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