Monday, December 31, 2018

The Joys of Fakestats: San Francisco’s Homicide "Count" May Sink to Level Not Seen in 50 Years

By Reader-Researcher R.C.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018 10:49 p.m.

San Francisco's homicide count may sink to level not seen in 50 years

Violent crime dropped sharply this year in San Francisco, with killings in 2018 approaching the lowest number in more than 50 years to continue a decade-long trend of declining violence around the region. Identifying precise causes for crime trends has been a long-standing challenge, but the city's police officials believe several recent initiatives - including a new gun unit whose work is credited with a decrease in shootings - have had a significant impact. "We are extremely pleased with where we are with violent crime at this point in the year, but there is still a lot of work to be done," Police Chief Bill Scott said in an interview at department headquarters. "There's no magic formula, but what we try to do is implement strategies.

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