The San Francisco Chronicle is at it, again.
Like a story out of the best tabloid journalism the blaring headline trumpets the huge “spike in burglaries” in the City’s Richmond District.
What the story glaringly fails to analyze is how well the SFPD is, or is not, doing its job to “clear” or in more readily understandable language make an Arrest.
In the opening of 2021 SFPD has made arrests in less than 6% of the burglaries. In early 2020 the number of arrests was nearly 18 percent.
In reading the stats at the end of the article the question becomes.
Why have the number of arrests fallen so precipitously? That’s the story to be told.
San Francisco Chronicle 2.16.2021
San Francisco’s Richmond District has reported a 370% spike in burglaries this year compared to 2020, according to city data.
The number of burglaries reported stood at 108 as of Feb. 7 according to a report from the San Francisco Police Department’s Richmond Station. That’s up from 23 reported at the same time last year.