Modesto has a reputation of being a rough city when it comes to crime in spite of our great neighborhoods and neighborhood groups. There’s no doubt we face a lot of challenges in public safety.
It is a fact that Modesto has a higher crime rate per 1,000 people than the average crime rate for in California. We have often been ranked in the top five for both violent crime and property crime per capita for the state.
The goal of the Modesto Police Department – really, your entire group of city leaders – is to “Make Modesto Better.”