Isn’t crime out of control? I/my neighbors don’t feel safe.

Answer

SFPD’s own crime statistics show that reported crime has actually gone down in most categories since Chesa Boudin took office in 2020. The pandemic has exacerbated problems like homelessness, mental health crises, and addiction, and has limited available treatment and housing. This makes the streets feel less safe.

Also crime trends have shifted into different neighborhoods, which may impact how crime feels.

Though there have been some categories of crime that have gone up, it’s important to note that crime has gone up across the country, and SF is actually an exception to many national trends since overall crime has declined here.