Urban killings: The #BayArea is starting to look like #Chicago


Mirroring a national trend, killings in the Bay Area’s biggest cities ticked up in 2016 for the second year in a row.

The region’s 15 biggest cities recorded 277 killings last year, up from 242 in 2015 and 222 in 2014.

There are plenty of signs of trouble, especially in San Jose. San Jose reported 32 killings in 2014 and 30 in 2015, but bounced up to 47 last year.

Many cities experienced increases in homicides last year. San Francisco counted 58 in 2016, while Oakland reported 85 homicides last year.

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle


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