Mayor and Police Chief Announce Continued Drop in S.F. Violent Crime Rate
Mayor Gavin Newsom and Police Chief George Gascón today announced the year end crime statistics showing historic low crime trends for the City since the 1960s. Newsom and Gascón announced that overall crimes in San Francisco for 2010 are down 8% from 2009, and violent crime in San Francisco was down 4% overall compared to 2009.
“Violent crime in San Francisco has dropped to historic lows these last two years through stronger community partnerships and our aggressive anti-crime and prevention strategies,” said Mayor Newsom. “Chief Gascón and the men and women of the San Francisco Police Department are making our City the safest big city in America through innovative use of data sets, strategic deployment of police resources and successful partnerships with our diverse communities and neighborhoods. Continuing these trends in 2011 will require our ongoing commitment to reform and accountability and continued support for our men and women in uniform.” Read more.