Property crime has skyrocketed in San Francisco. What is DA Boudin doing about it?

Answer

Property crimes have long been a problem in SF and the types of those crimes have changed during the pandemic. We are now seeing a return to pre-pandemic trends but the numbers show that property crimes are lower today than they were in 2019 even though it can sometimes feel like these crimes have increased because of viral videos or social media posts.

That said, DA Boudin is filing property crime charges at high rates (he has filed charges in about 70% of theft cases presented by police and about 75% of burglaries since 2021).

DA Boudin has also shown leadership to prevent property crime by forming an alliance with other Bay Area prosecutors and Attorney General Bonta to combat organized retail theft; forming partnerships to support retail stores experiencing retail thefts; and conducting numerous operations to hold those who are leading organized retail theft accountable.

He has also worked to support victims of property crime–especially home burglaries. Under District Attorney Boudin’s leadership, the District Attorney’s Office’s Victim Services Division has funding for the first time in office history, to support victims of property crime through two property crime advocates.