The coronavirus pandemic has put a lot of people out of work, but there’s one occupation that’s busier than ever — burglary. And more brazen too.
Mission District residents are contending with a 78% increase in burglaries over last year.
Look at the numbers.
As of Friday, there were 4,983 reported burglaries in San Francisco this year — about 21 a day. That represents a 42% increase over the same period in 2019.
The highest number of break-ins has been in the San Francisco Police Department’s Northern District, with 1,018 burglaries since Jan 1.
Northern District covers the Civic Center, Western Addition, Hayes Valley, Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow and the Marina — it has seen a 43% rise in burglaries.
Supervisor Catherine Stefani, who represents the Marina and Cow Hollow, said the station captain told her that it’s up more like 90%