El Cerrito

El Cerrito, California is home to 23,292 residents and is located in ContraCostaCounty.

 

El Cerrito has its share of residents with substance abuse problems. Within the El Cerrito city limits are roughly 220 cannabis users, 100 residents who misuse or abuse their prescription medications, 40 residents who are addicted to a form of cocaine and 20 residents who are using a form of psychedelic drug.

 

The police will make about 15 drug related arrests and 10 driving under the influence arrests during the first half of the year.

 

El Cerrito scored a 5 out of 10 on both violent and property crimes, 2 points above the national average. There were 180 violent crimes and 1,443 property crimes reported to law enforcement during the 2005 calendar year. 

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