Violent crime and property crime were down in January despite a spike in homicides, including two separate killings on the first day of the year, according to recent San Francisco police statistics.
Six people were killed in violence in the first month of 2017, compared to one in the first month of 2016, though nearly all other crimes were down.
The department does not release neighborhood-based stats and, therefore, their monthly crime numbers include crimes from across the city’s 10 police districts. Still, the alarming numbers give an indication of crime trends over time.
In all, there were six homicides in January, which occurred primarily in the southeastern neighborhoods of San Francisco.
So far this year, there have been a total of 10 homicides. By the start of March 2016, just three people had been killed.
Only one person has been arrested this year in connection with a homicide.
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