SF Spending on Police Yielding Improvements in City’s Safety
According to research by California Common Sense, over the last 10 years San Francisco city government spending on the police department has increased by nearly a fifth, and the results are showing.
The California Common Sense graph shows that the percentage of San Francisco residents who reported feeling safe has increased by nearly 50 percent.
Additionally, the homicide rate has been cut in half. Thus, it seems San Francisco is getting a great outcome for its small increase in spending on police. Perhaps other departments should examine these trends as a model for better spending. What do you think about the SF police and positive implications of the data presented?