Thursday, March 12, 2009

Crime Up In SF In First Half of 2008, According To The FBI

The FBI recently released it's preliminary 2008 crime report for US cities, covering data for the first six months of the year, from January through June 2008.

here's SF's numbers, compared with the numbers from 2007:

Violent crime total - 3,388 (a 14.4% increase over 2,962 in 2007)
Homicide - 52 (53 in 2007, though one newly classified 2008 murder would make them equal)
Rape - 102 (up 78.9% from 57)
Robbery - 2,033 (up 17.6% from 1,729)
Aggravated assault - 1,201 (up 6.9% from 1,123)

Property crime total - 17,847 (up 14.5% from 15,586 in 2007)
Burglary - 2,462 (down 0.2% from 2,467)
Larceny-theft - 12,547 (up 18.8% from 10,561)
Auto-theft - 2,838 (up 10.8% from 2,558)
Arson - 111 (down 5.1% from 117)

As for other Bay Area cities, Oakland was up in violent crime too (3,962, up from 3,826), though it was down in property crime (10,946, down from 11,713). San Jose was down in both property (11,263, down from 12,400) and violent crime (1,908, down from 1,932), and Richmond was down in both as well (536 violent, down from 594, and 2,383 property, down from 3,004). State-wide, Los Angeles was down in both categories (13,090 violent, down from 13,788, and 49,760 property, down from 51,379), as were San Diego (2,985 violent, down from 3,071, and 19,984 property, down from 22,247), and Sacramento (2,403 violent, down from 2,580, and 11,464 property, down from 12,471). Long beach was also down for violent crime (1,510, down from 1,660), but slightly up for property crime (6,345, up from 6,259), as was Fresno (1,334 violent, down from 1,529, and 10,772 property, up from 10,399).

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