Look Who’s Got a Blog & YTD Crime Stats

SF Public Safety blog is up, and has some interesting crime-related stats. From my Central District newsletter, looks like year-over-year stats are in, and they seem kind of cheery (despite the recession news everywhere)… SF Public Safety opinion here

While we can’t extrapolate meaningfully significant results from such early trends, these reductions nonetheless serve as an accurate snapshot of where we are, thus far in 2009, and hence inform us on the effectivness of present deployment strategies.

Whereas, Captain Dudley from Central District sums up Central District YTD numbers as:

Overall, I would say we are down in violent crime and up in property
related crimes by about the same margin. Some of the crime or incidents
listed have to do with where we are in relation to location. Since we
are a tourism hub, we receive a lot of reports of lost or stolen items
such as luggage, small electronics and passports. The night life in our
entertainment corridors has its share of assaults and drunken related
behavior.

I would have suspected a lot more property and drugs related crimes due to the recession, but since it’s only in the last few months, YTD numbers aren’t going to reflect that. Central District site is here. Don’t rely on me for your neighborhood crime info, sign up for your own newsletter, by district. Crime Maps info, can be interesting too.

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