SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Ahead of the year-end release of statistics on crime, San Francisco police said through the end of November, burglaries from vehicles were down 3 percent.

Thefts from vehicles totaled 23,309 in the first 11 months of 2019, down from 23,921 in the first eleven months of 2018.

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For all of 2018, thefts from vehicles were down 17 percent to 25,974 thefts. Vehicle break-ins have plagued the Police Department, prompting changes to reduce the number of thefts.

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An average of 2,119 vehicle break-ins occurred in the first 11 months of last year. At that rate, break-ins in all of 2019 would come in 2 percent less than the previous year.

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