The happy talk from the incumbents to the contrary, we're in the midst of a disturbing spike in Part 1 (serious) crimes in Rosemead.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has current crime information available at this website. From there, on the left side of your screen, there's a link for YTD: PRELIMINARY Crime Stats." Click on that, and a large .pdf file will download.
Alternatively, this link will download the .pdf directly. Or you can go to the Sheriff's home page, www.lasd.org, then click on the Crime Prevention link, then follow the directions above.
Once you get the .pdf open, go to Pages 113-115 of that file. That's where the Temple Station stats are located. What you'll see is a 139.78% increase in robbery in Rosemead versus last year, a 60.22% increase in aggravated assaults, a 76.86% increase in burglaries, a 37.13% increase in larceny thefts, and an overall 29.51% increase in all Part 1 crimes versus a year ago.
This is just comparing January 2013 to January 2012. However, I've looked elsewhere and confirmed that crime rates will also be up similar rates for February 2013 versus February 2012, as well. I'm not sure if they'll have the figures posted on the Sheriff's website before the election, though.
Take a closer look at the table that downloads. You'll see that the Part 1 crime rate (the number of crimes per 10,000 population) for Rosemead is significantly higher than for any other city in Temple Station's patrol area. It's also higher than for the unincorporated areas in Temple Station.
You can do the math to check, but the crime rate is roughly 40% higher in Rosemead than in South El Monte and over 50% higher in Rosemead than in Temple City and Duarte. It is over 100% higher in Rosemead than in the unincorporated areas of Temple Station and in Bradbury.
Just some food for thought.