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Crime going down in San Francisco: What's the latest in the trend? - Oct ‘21

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

The number of crime incidents in San Francisco saw an overall decrease last month, after a previous rise, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents fell to 9,463 for Oct-2021 down from 10,369 for Sep-2021 (-8.7% change).

The offenses that decreased the most were shoplifting and aggravated assault. Aggravated assault fell to 243 incidents last month, from 304 the month before (-20.1% change). Shoplifting went from 376 to 160 (-57.4% change).

There was also a decrease in burglary, from 621 incidents to 546 (-12.1% change), and in vandalism, from 868 to 783 incidents (-9.8% change).

Among the few types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, reports of robbery went from 182 to 206 (+13.2% change). Incidents of motor vehicle theft rose from 600 to 676 (+12.7% change), and drug/narcotic cases went up from 168 to 179 (+6.5% change).

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

Contact CrimeoMeter to get crime data and crime maps for your area.



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