80% of SF Residents Say Crime Rate Has Gone Up In Recent Years: Poll

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A majority of San Francisco residents say the quality of life has significantly decreased in the city in recent years, a new poll showed. 

A survey published Tuesday by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce showed that 70% of all residents polled say the quality of life in the city has declined. At least 8 in 10 residents also believe the crime has worsened. 

A high number of the people who participated in the survey also said that the city’s homeless crisis and crime were the leading factors that brought down their quality of life. 

Here are some of the important findings from the Chamber of Commerce’s poll:

  • 60% said the local government should prioritize recruiting younger, diverse and progressive members in the police department
  • 76% said the city should increase police presence in neighborhoods with high crime rates
  • 82% say they want to see more caseworkers on the streets to help people with mental health issues
  • 74% say the government should offer temporary shelter for the homeless

Danielle Joyce Ong

Danielle is a local journalist with a passion for exploring stories related to crime and politics. When Danielle isn't busy writing or reading, she is usually exploring the great outdoors and all the hiking trails in the Bay.