SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Homicide rates in the Bay Area’s three-biggest cities were down for the first half of 2014 compared to the same time period last year.
San Francisco police are reporting the most significant year-to-date drop compared to the other two cities; San Jose and Oakland.
SFPD Chief Greg Suhr said his city is at a record low for homicides this year, which peaked at 52 by July 1st of 2008.
“Last year was the second best year (to this year) at mid-point and even then we were at 21 homicides. This year we’re at 14,” he said.