Robberies, Assaults Down
By Capt. Robert Yick
The SF Police Department’s primary goal will always be to prevent violent crime.
I am pleased to report that robberies are down 25 percent, from December to January,
and February was still trending down. Aggravated assaults are down 33 percent from
December to January, and February was also trending down.
In regards to property crimes, auto burglaries are down seven percent from December to
January, and February was trending down significantly.
Residential burglaries are up six percent from December to January as we are seeing a
new trend. Day-time hot-prowl burglaries are down, but there has been an increase in
late-night garage burglaries. Suspects are reaching through garage door vents and
pulling on the mechanisms to release the door. Suspects are also opening automated
garage doors with electronic devices. Neither of the above methods are new.
If you have not already done so, please consider having SF Safety Awareness for
Everyone (SAFE) or a security professional conduct an evaluation of your residence.
On another note, I am pleased to announce that additional personnel will be added to the
Taraval Neighborhood Team (TNT). The crime-fighting team will continue to focus on
mitigating violent crimes and property crimes, including residential and auto burglaries.
Capt. Robert Yick is the commanding officer at the Taraval Station.