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.