CRIME IN WATSONVILLE HAS DROPPED SINCE MEASURE G PASSED IN 2014.

Our Community Addressed Rising Crime Rates

A few years ago, the City of Watsonville struggled with rising crime rates, drug houses and alarming gang incidents.

In 2014, residents approved Measure G, a local public safety funding measure to help fight gangs and crime, support efforts to keep youth safe and on the right track, improve neighborhood police patrols and also support fire and paramedic 911 response.

This local funding has been 
tremendously beneficial and successful. Today, Watsonville has some of the lowest crime rates and gang incidents
of cities in the region. 

 

FIRE

PARKS

POLICE

MEASURE Y 

DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS

54% - Police 

38% - Fire 

8% - Parks 

PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURE AT WORK

Watsonville population has more than doubled and the number of calls for help have increased by 680%. Measure G funding has helped our firefighters, paramedics and police officers respond to life-threatening emergencies safely and quickly.

 
 

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