Once again, out of 125 City of San Diego communities, Pacific Beach ranks 2nd overall with 216 violent crimes (Click here to see SDPD crime stats by neighborhood).
This has been going on for years, as can be seen in this graph of the top communities for total violent crime from 2011 to 2016.
Only East Village had a higher incidence of violent crime. It is simply unacceptable that this criminal activity continues in our community. There were 31 “reported” sexual assaults! We are averaging nearly 20 violent crimes per month. Click here to download a graph-> Violent Crime Top 10 2011-2016
Over the past 5.5 months, there were 306 drug/alcohol violations within .50 miles of 1000 Garnet Avenue. To view a map that demonstrates how crime is primarily occurring in our business district, click here -> CrimeMapping (2-13-17)
By contrast, PBs residential neighborhoods have very low violent crime but are stigmatized by the by the high crime in our business district. Pacific Beach Crime Stats (2013-16)
Community leaders have made numerous requests (via email, phone, letters, etc.) to our city leaders to increase enforcement but more importantly, to get in front of the problem via alcohol licensing/permitting land use ordinance policy. Click here to see -> PBPG report on proposed policy. The number of violent crimes, as well as other “non-violent” crimes, is simply unacceptable. The non-response from the City is simply unacceptable. Pacific Beach Crime Stats (2013-16)
Please email or call Mayor Faulconer and Councilmember Zapf expressing your concern and demand action.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer, (619) 236-6330, email@example.com
Councilmember Lorie Zapf, (619) 236-6622, firstname.lastname@example.org