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Bay Area Police Credit Technology For Fewer Homicides In 2013

Mirroring the national trend, the Bay Area’s biggest cities ended 2013 with some of the lowest numbers of homicides in decades.

01/06/2014

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

Smartphone Robberies Send Crime In San Francisco To 5-Year High

Crime is at five-year high in San Francisco and according to police, the increase of smartphone robberies is largely responsible.

11/29/2013

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF District Attorney Pushes For New Crime-Fighting Technology

San Francisco’s top prosecutor wants to bring the same sort of technology he used to track crime while serving as police chief to the district attorney’s office.

11/06/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

New Oakland Police Crime Tracker Expected To Speed Response Times

Oakland’s police chief is hoping a high tech approach to tracking crime trends can make a big difference for a department that many says is extremely short staffed. This comes as the Oakland Police Department received so many calls for help on Friday that officers couldn’t respond to all of them.

04/10/2012

O'Farrell Street in the Tenderloin section of downtown San Francisco (Wikipedia)

SF Tenderloin Crime Surge Linked To Drop In Police Patrols

A dramatic spike in crime on one particular San Francisco block in the Tenderloin corresponds to a recent drop in the number of officers assigned to patrol the entire area, said Randy Shaw of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/14/2011

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Chief Visiting DC, Seeks Funding For School Program

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is heading to Washington, D.C., where he will lobby for federal funding for a pilot program to place officers in four of the city’s middle schools.

CBS San Francisco–11/30/2010

(AP)

Oakland Police Target At-Risk Youth With New Middle School Program

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts issued a community-wide call to action this week, saying the city had reached a critical juncture with a shortage of officers and a new mayor coming in.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/19/2010

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