If the DA is doing his job then why have homicides spiked in San Francisco?


The increase in homicides is not unique to SF (it’s actually much lower here than in other cities). It is also not a progressive city problem, but a national trend and much more pronounced in red states than blue. There is absolutely no correlation between crime trends and progressive prosecutor jurisdictions; in fact the most significant crime increases in California have been in conservative DA counties. Data show that recent murder rates have been 40% higher in Republican-run cities. The approach of progressive prosecutors is making us safer.