Crime declining in San Francisco: What's the latest in the trend? - May '21
Updated: Jun 8
The number of crime incidents in San Francisco saw an overall decrease last quarter, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents fell to 26,917 for 2021-Q1 down from 27,839 for 2020-Q4 (-3.3% change).
The offenses that decreased the most were aggravated assault and motor vehicle theft. Aggravated assault fell to 714 incidents last quarter, from 826 the quarter before (-13.6% change). Motor vehicle theft went from 2150 to 1930 (-10.2% change).
There was also a decrease in theft from motor vehicle, from 3,978 incidents to 3,805 (-4.3% change), and in sex offenses, from 37 to 33 incidents (-10.8% change).
Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last quarter, reports of drug-related offenses went from 556 to 647 (+16.4% change). Incidents of shoplifting rose from 429 to 504 (+17.5% change), and suspicious person cases went up from 658 to 688 (+4.6% change).
The CrimeoMeter Safety Index (CSI) saw an overall decrease last quarter, after a previous rise. CSI fell to 56.67 for 2021-Q1 down from 57.33 for 2020-Q4 (-1.2% change).
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