How can you tell me that crime is down if my lived experience says otherwise?

Answer

It is Chesa’s goal to make sure that all San Franciscans both are and feel safe. And if people aren’t feeling safe, then we have more work to do. When people become victims of crime or have loved ones who are victims of crime, they don’t care about data, they feel unsafe - and that is one of the reasons why Chesa has prioritized expanding victim services in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. He has added 10 new victim advocates - including 2 advocates who specifically focus on property crime victims - a crime type that previously was not offered services by the Victim Services Division. He is also invested in addressing the root causes of crime to stop crime long-term.