While the city has seen great monetary success since filing for bankruptcy in 2013, it is still trying to manage its high crime rate.
Monroe is at 95.2 incidents per 100 000 people annually. This means you have a 5 per one-person chance of being a crime victim here.
In 2019, there were 12 367 reports of violent crimes and 39 860 reports of aggravated assaults in that year alone. In 2021, there were about 31 crimes committed per day.
Its crime rate stands at about 1,504 incidents per 100 000 people, with its violent crime rate being almost triple the national average.
According to the New York Times, the city is the most dangerous USA city to live in as it has a significant problem with violent crimes.