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San Francisco crime is starting to look more like it did before the pandemic

San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

San Francisco crime is starting to look more like it did before the pandemic

Charis Kubrin, [professor and] a criminologist at the University of California, Irvine, said that monthly data on crime rates needs to be treated with caution because so many factors can cause short-term boosts or declines in different types of crime, particularly in individual cities. … “As it turns out, California is doing pretty darn well overall,” Kubrin said. “We are still at near historic lows” despite pandemic-era fluctuations.