SAN JOSE (KCBS) — 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.
City Auditor Sharon Erickson explained the major jump in property crimes, saying that there were 7,000 more reported incidents than there were 10 years ago. She told KCBS, “10 years ago there were about 21,000 property crimes in San Jose. Last year there were about 28,000.”