SoMa Semi-Annual Crime Statistics
|August 19, 2007||Posted by jamie under Neighborhood Crime Watch|
Crime is certainly on a lot of folks’ minds in San Francisco. On Friday night, I walked by a fairly new looking silver Lexus parked on Spear beside the Gap Inc. building (full on window display spotlights shining on the car no less), and I noticed someone had smashed the driver’s side window. While continuing my walk (this is fairly common to see, right?), I did notice a bag and other stuff sitting out in plain view in this car – huge mistake and probably the impetus for the window getting smashed. Anyway, I thought you might be interested in some of these SFPD Southern Station crime statistics for the first half of the year compared to the same period last year.
Southern Station Staffing:
134 Officers (13 are recruit officers in field training), 15 sergeants, 4 lieutenants
Police Blotter – Southern District – Part I Crimes
|01/01/2007 – 07/31/2007||01/01/2006 – 07/31/2006|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||338||347|
What area of the City does the SFPD Southern District cover you may ask? If you bring up this map in Adobe PDF format, you will see that Captain O’Leary’s Station covers all of Treasure Island/Yerba Buena and the SoMa area from the waterfront to the east to just a little bit past South Van Ness to the west and from Market Street southeast to around Berry Street/15th Street. This District does not cover the Tenderloin, but it does cover the infamous 6th Street and surrounding areas along with Moscone, Metreon, and the new Westfield Shopping Centre. You can get a sense of how many crimes and what sorts of crimes happened in an area of San Francisco by using the very helpful SFPD CrimeMAPS web site.
I’m thankful to say that Rincon Hill is a fairly safe area with the exception of a preponderance of vehicle-related crimes. As more people start living in Rincon Hill and more stores stay open on weekends and later in the evenings, hopefully this will draw enough folks out onto the sidewalks to help prevent these vehicle crimes and to improve neighborhood safety overall.
What do you believe we need to do as a community to keep the neighborhood safe?