There are quite a lot of drawbacks to the constant flow of news that this generation is exposed to. It is great that we get to hear about the latest event while it is happening but that gives us very little time for fact checking and for information to really be understood. People regurgitate information based on just headlines. So, if you’re wondering what the state of San Diego crime really is, take a look at this.
The overall crime rate in San Diego County increased in 2015 by six percent although the region’s violent crime rate was the second lowest since 1980. NBC 7’s Vanessa Herrera reports.
(Published Thursday, April 14, 2016)
The overall crime rate in San Diego County increased in 2015 by six percent although the region’s violent crime rate was the second lowest since 1980.
A new report released Wednesday by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) focused on crime trends.
The report, Thirty-Six Years of Crime in the San Diego Region: 1980 Through 2015, includes a breakdown of crime statistics by community.
More than 74,000 violent and property crimes were reported in 2015. That averages out to just more than 200 crimes per day.
Of those, 85 percent were property crimes.
San Diego County’s violent crime rate was the second lowest it’s been since 1980.
There were 10,938 violent crimes in 2015 including reports of homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
“Despite this year’s uptick, the crime rate was still the second lowest since 1980,” Dr. Cynthia Burke, director of SANDAG’s Criminal Justice Research Division said in the agency’s news release. “And the region still has one of lowest crime rates in the nation.”
Read the report here.
SANDAG works to develop transportation, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational projects.