“Chief Joe Henner said after the failed criminal justice tax levy, people speculated that crime would increase. He said recent data reveals the assumptions are spot on.
Burglary is up near 50%; thefts nearly 26%; disorderly conduct 20% and stolen vehicles up around 17%. Blind George’s Newsstand said employees are running into more violent and aggressive homeless people near their buildings. They are also noticing more thefts inside their store.”
Even though you may not have been personally affected by the crime yet “…when we’re tied up dealing with the same people over and over that means we’re not patrolling your neighborhood and not doing the proactive things we do…”