Mayor and Police Chief Announce Drop in S.F. Violent Crime Rate
Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined Police Chief George Gascón to discuss the first half year accomplishments of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and the continued drop in the total violent crime rate in the first six months of 2010.
From January through June of 2010, the total violent crime rate has dropped 20% from 2008, and 10% from 2009.
“The results demonstrate our commitment to making San Francisco the safest big city in America,” said Mayor Newsom. “We reduce crime through the use of innovative strategies and by working collaboratively with the diverse communities that we serve. I want to commend Chief Gascón and the men and women in our police force who serve on the frontlines of crimefighting and prevention every day.” Read more.