Outgoing Elk Grove Police Chief Robert Lehner released crime statistics through the first 8 months of 2016. After dropping from 2008 to 2013, the crime rate increased in 2014 and then dropped again in 2015. The crime rate continues to drop in 2016.
Violent Crimes are DOWN 9.9 percent during the first eight months of 2016 as compared with the first eight months of 2015. The only category with an increase is Rape, 17 more incidents this year than last.
Property Crimes are DOWN 24 percent 2016 over 2015. The only category of increase is Motor Vehicle Theft, up about 9 percent. Burglaries are DOWN 39.6 percent.
All this is good news for Elk Grove residents, some of which have taken to social media to complain of “out of control crime” and the city being unsafe.