Editor:

I just recently looked at crimemapping.com. It shows all the robberies, assaults and burglaries in the area. I just noticed that Santa Monica within the past year has 391 assaults. That’s more than one assault a day. I recently moved to Santa Monica six months ago thinking it’s a safe neighborhood, but after reading this it’s obviously not. Then I did a search on assaults in Compton, Calif. and noticed that it has 454 assaults. So, I basically moved to the ghetto with high living prices. This is insane. I wish you would write about this topic. Something needs to be done about this high crime in our neighborhood. I’m due to have a baby soon and I want to feel safe in my own neighborhood.

 

Claudine Stepec

Santa Monica