Digital News Report – San Francisco Mayor, Edwin M. Lee, along with Chief of the San Francisco Police Department, Greg Suhr, recently confirmed that violent crime rates in San Francisco have gone down 6 percent in 2011 compared to 2010 numbers. This has been a historic crime rate drop that San Francisco has not seen since the 1960’s.
San Francisco violent crimes were down 18 percent compared to 2008. There were no changes in homicides, with 50 cases in 2011 and 2010. Aggravated assaults declined nine percent in 2011 from the prior year. Rape cases declined 12 percent in 2011 compared to 2010. Burglary cases were down five percent in 2011 from the year before. However, in 2011, there was an increase of three percent in total property crime in San Francisco compared to 2010.
“Violent crime in San Francisco remains at historic lows because of stronger community partnerships, targeted approaches to violent crime and aggressive crime prevention strategies,”. Mayor Lee said in a statement.
“Despite some tough economic times, Chief Suhr and the San Francisco Police Department are working to make our City the safest big city in the United States through the best use of 21st century technology, strategic deployment of police resources, the use of innovative crime fighting strategies and successful partnerships with our diverse communities and neighborhoods,” explained Mayor Lee.
By: Greg Cook