Crime is on the rise in San Francisco, according to the police department, especially property crimes.
Crime rates in San Francisco decreased in 2014 compared to the previous year, police announced Friday.
The town of Colma, home to 1,593 residents and 1,000 times more deceased residents of the many cemeteries there, has 12 police officers – the largest ratio of any Bay Area city.
In a major victory for San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon, Samsung has agreed to make anti-theft features available on its latest smartphone.
At a community meeting on Tuesday night, Palo Alto police tried to assuage the concerns of residents, as they said solving a recent home invasion robbery remains a priority for the department.
Chief Larry Esquivel met with the Story Road Business Association to try to address their concerns about crime and staffing levels.
While daily headlines may not reflect it, crime in Oakland is down, including the murder rate and armed robberies, according to Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent – who credits the department’s focus on the city’s worst offenders.
Burglaries are up a startling 43 percent in Oakland this year compared to last, part of an ever-growing crime problem in the city.
When a job is big but resources are shrinking, it’s all about prioritizing – and that’s something the police chief of the Bay Area’s largest city knows all too well.
The city of San Jose is launching a nationwide search for a new police chief following the sudden and surprising retirement announcement of current top cop Chris Moore.