Shootings are down by 35 percent this year compared to last year; homicides dropped by 18 percent, with 30 counted as of May 19; and robberies fell by 38 percent with just over a thousand on record so far this year.READ MORE: Brush Fire Burns In North San Jose, Milpitas Along Coyote Creek Area
Oakland recorded more robberies than any other major American city for the last couple of years, but now armed robberies are about half of what they were a year ago.READ MORE: COVID: San Francisco's City Employee Vaccine Mandate Is Not A First In America
Police and city leaders credit greater neighborhood involvement and improved police work for the decline in crime as more residents are hire private security patrols and install cameras. Programs like Ceasefire, heavily touted by Mayor Jean Quan, are seen as the primary reason for fewer shootings and killings, while criminal task forces are likely responsible for the drop in robberies, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.MORE NEWS: Recall Election: Republican Candidate Faulconer Slams Newsom on Crime
But with warmer weather around the corner, experts warn a summer spike could eliminate any progress made so far.