Many times I get asked about crime rates in the beach cities. Now, there is a new tool from Trulia that shows exactly just how safe our area is! As you can see from the map below, the South Bay, from El Segundo all the way down to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is a very safe place to live. Our biggest problem here is probably thefts from unlocked cars and identity theft. The worst thing I’ve ever personally had happen to me is that a Christmas decoration put too close to the curb was mistakenly taken by the trash guys!
Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach all have excellent Police and Fire Departments, although they are talking about merging all the Fire Departments into one. On the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the city of Palos Verdes Estates has its own Police Department, while the other cities of Rolling Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, and the unincorporated area of Palos Verdes Peninsula all use the Lomita station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Fire services for all of the cities as well as the island of Catalina are provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion 14.