KCBS In Depth: Fighting Crime in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – During this economic downturn many of us have been making due with less in our personal lives and the same goes for San Francisco’s Police Department.

Chief of Police George Gascon explained how he’s meeting goals, which include staying committed to obtaining Tasers for the SFPD, and dealing with the number of unsolved murders, which has been a problem for the department in the past. Gascon admits that’s one area where there’s room for improvement.

KCBS In Depth Reports:

However, statistics do show a drop in violent crime since he’s taken his position in the summer of 2009. In 2008 the city had 98 homicides compared to 45 in 2009.

Gascon attributes the drop in violent crime to what he calls a “highly sophisticated” organization.

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