In the face of escalating crime rates nationwide in the post-pandemic era, Upland, California, shines as a beacon of hope, demonstrating the impact of effective law enforcement strategies and community engagement. Silver & Wright LLP, representing the City of Upland and its Police Department, celebrates a significant 14% reduction in crime in 2023.
This achievement is a result of a collaborative effort with Silver & Wright LLP working closely with Upland Police Department’s (UPD) Sergeant Bryce Milakovich and the Impact Team to reduce crime, keep the community safe, and assist individuals with getting resources they need, including access to drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, housing assistance, and more.
Reduction in Crimes Against Persons and Property
UPD has provided compelling statistics that underscore this achievement. Crimes against persons decreased by 13% in 2023. And Crimes against property have decreased by 15% in 2023.
Overall Crime Reduction
The year-to-date data reveals an average crime reduction of 14% between 2022 and 2023, based on crimes against persons and crimes against property.
This achievement is particularly noteworthy given the nationwide increase in crime rates in the post-pandemic era. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the overall violent crime rate in the United States increased by 3% in 2022. In contrast, Upland’s crime reduction is a testament to the city’s effective crime prevention strategies.
Silver & Wright LLP Attorney Monica Phan expresses her pride in working with the City of Upland. “It is an honor to work with Sergeant Milakovich and the Impact Team,” Phan said. “The Upland Police Department’s success is a testament to their officers’ dedication, strategic planning, and effective execution in reducing crime. We look forward to continuing our work and supporting their ongoing efforts to make Upland a safer place.”
Upland and its police department’s achievements in crime reduction are an inspiration for other cities grappling with rising crime rates. Their success underscores the importance of effective law enforcement strategies, proactive engagement, and the power of legal collaboration with a commitment to safety.