(PRWEB) May 04, 2012
A new crime report from HomeSecurityGuru.com analyzes the latest San Francisco crime statistics. The statistics were compiled using local resources provided by the San Francisco Police Department and federal sources such as the FBI Uniform Crime Report. The 2012 statistics are preliminary, however they give insight into how crime rates may possibly trend in the year to come when compared to 2011.
The San Francisco crime report examines both property crime and crimes within the city boundaries.
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 19 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 18
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 858 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 886
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 833 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 827
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 44 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 34
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 1,314 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 1,141
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 1,276 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 1,142
Burglary Theft from Vehicle
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 2,421 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 3,031
Personal / Other Theft
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 3,804 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 3,661
YTD as of April 7, 2012 - 47 / YTD as of April 7, 2011 - 66
The most recent San Francisco crime statistics clearly show there has been a rise in violent crime compared to the year before, particularly for crimes involving rape. Property crime rates are more mixed with significant increases (Burglary and Auto Theft) and decreases (Burglary Theft from a Vehicle and Arson).
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr himself is weighing in on potential causes for a rise in crime, and a legally understaffed police department is one of them. "The big issue for us is going to be staffing. . . It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that when we've been over 1,900 officers, we've been at record lows for homicides."
Suhr is referring the fact that the SFPD currently has only 1,771 total personnel in the field, 200 below the City-Charter mandated 1,971 officers. With homicide numbers slightly up in 2012, the chief is hoping to fill the gap rather than see further drops. Currently the department is expected to decrease by nearly 400 officers over the next three years.
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