Auto burglaries are up a whopping 47 percent in San Francisco after California lessened the penalty for non-violent crimes in the past year.
A man suspected of smashing his way into a San Jose home in a burglary caught on video has been arrested, a police source told KPIX 5 on Tuesday.
A burglar was caught on camera smashing his way into a San Jose home, but the homeowners say police are forcing them to take justice into their own hands.
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.