Once billed as the safest large city in the nation, a new report by the San Jose City Auditor reveals a significant spike in property crime. The report said the crime rate is now above state and national averages.
Auto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.
With a large increase in property crime in Palo Alto, police are now reminding residents to ‘lock it or lose it’.
FBI statistics released on Monday show that besides an increase in violent crime, the increasing trend of property crime throughout the Bay Area last year is seeping into 2013.
A company that connects travelers with people renting out their homes will soon offer property protection after a host in San Francisco had her home vandalized.