Crime

‘Epidemic of Hate’: Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Surged Statewide Last Year, Says Attorney General

New data from the Department of Justice reflects a troubling trend that accelerated during the pandemic.

Officials ID Victim Who Died in Castro Muni Shooting, While Police Have Yet to Arrest the Alleged Gunman

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office verified the name of the victim as Nesta Bowen, 27.

Chesa Boudin Recall Campaign Releases Poll Suggesting DA Is a Goner

A poll of 800 likely voters in SF—funded by the campaign to recall DA Chesa Boudin—suggests the progressive prosecutor could be out in June.

Crime in San Francisco—Especially the Mission—Is Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Crime in San Francisco appears to be returning to pre-pandemic levels, and killings, violent attacks and property crimes were up significantly in almost every category last year in the Mission District, according to new statistics from the San Francisco Police Department. 

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Newsom Announces $350M to Battle ‘Organized Retail Theft,’ Like Union Square Smash-and-Grabs

Responding to a raft of high profile flash mob shoplifting events, the governor sought to ‘recognize people’s fears and anxieties’ around crime.

Supervisors May Be Skirting Law With Latest Swipe at Retail Crime

The Board of Supervisors passed a measure Tuesday that will allow private individuals or entities to hire off-duty sheriffs as security officers

‘We Just Want My Grandpa To Feel Safe’: Family Of 84-Year-Old Asian Man Attacked In SF Speaks Out Against DA

The family of jump-kick victim Rong Xin Liao say they’ve been in the dark on legal proceedings for their grandfather’s alleged attacker for over a year, and believe their victims’ rights have been violated.