An illuminating and highly disturbing poll conducted by a California NPR affiliate reportedly shows that almost half of San Francisco’s residents have been robbed over the last five years as crime spirals out of control.
The poll was conducted by KQED and surveyed 1,653 residents on their feelings concerning crime, policing, and violence in the City by the Bay.
Participants were asked, “During the last five years, was any item you owned ever stolen from you, or did that not happen during that time?”
A stunning 45 percent said “yes.”
This is considered shopping in San Francisco. Our local and state leaders/politicians allow and encourage this behavior with their ideology/policies and coddle criminals and this is what we get. This is Lucky’s on Sloat at Lakeshore Plaza. We are a national laughingstock. pic.twitter.com/pHrwpGLXHm
— Asian Crime Report (@activeasian) September 16, 2022
The statistics get even more alarming with 43 percent of white people claiming they were victims of theft while 54 percent of black residents and 55 percent of mixed-race San Franciscans asserted they had been robbed in recent years, according to the SF Chronicle.
Crime has shot up 8.5 percent in the city through September 11 compared to 2021, according to the city’s data. While notably lower than New York’s 35 percent increase and Chicago’s 37 percent jump, it’s still significant. Especially in a city where crime was already rampant.
San Francisco police did not get rave reviews in the survey.
I Couldn’t better do a better job describing the state of San Francisco than this headline does pic.twitter.com/perOQ5HG33
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) September 16, 2022
Citizens were asked, “How would you evaluate how the San Francisco police have done at making San Francisco a better place to live and work during the last three years?”
Twenty-four percent said “good” or “excellent” while 41 percent responded “poor” or “very poor.”
Hispanics gave police the most favorable numbers with 21 percent calling their performance “good” or “excellent.” Only 13 percent of mixed-race respondents agreed with them.
The response from the SFPD was weak, to say the least with spokesperson Sergeant Adam Lobsinger stating that the numbers showed “a lot of room for improvement.” He incredibly alluded to the fact that at least the police did better than the school board which got 11 percent, or the board of supervisors which received 12 percent, according to the Daily Mail.
Respondents were also asked if they’d been attacked or threatened with a physical attack in the last five years, with 24 percent saying yes.
“Social Justice” working so well
— Make L.A Great Again 🇺🇸 – VOTE CARUSO (@lalovestrump) September 16, 2022
Another survey conducted by the SF Chronicle on Thursday shows that two-thirds of San Francisco residents think their city is going downhill because of widespread homelessness, crime, and rising housing costs. A third of respondents are planning on leaving the city within the next three years because of it.
Many of the respondents blame Mayor London Breed who has taken a hit following the pandemic concerning widespread homelessness, property crime, the fentanyl epidemic, and other issues.
San Francisco right now pic.twitter.com/FmGdX6B9gK
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) September 9, 2022
Among those suffering are Asian Americans who have staged protests and disrupted traffic, in the midst of a spate of hate crimes, particularly against elderly members of the city’s sizeable community.
The merchants’ association for the Castro neighborhood also declared in August that it would withhold business taxes until city agencies improved their response to fighting crime and homelessness.
The leftist leaders of San Francisco seem powerless to stop the city’s downward spiral and instead keep implementing policies that cause it to degrade even further. People are fleeing the city and the state in droves because of it.
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