The San Pablo Police Department has released a decade’s worth of crime data ahead of its presentation to the City Council meeting Monday, when the trends and prevention strategies will be discussed.
Below, we’ve posted data that will be featured during SPD’s presentation, which shows a 12-percent drop in Part 1 crimes from 2011 to 2016 (Part 1 crimes include the most serious offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary etc.).
The data, however, also reveals an alarming number of gunfire incidents for a city of just over 30,000 people. All of last year, there were 265 gunfire incidents dispersed throughout San Pablo, or 133 per square mile, according to the data.
To further reduce crimes such as gunfire incidents, SPD is set to recommend a refocus on gang enforcement and prevention, to continue expanding its citywide surveillance and ShotSpotter technology and to do more to connect with residents through neighborhood watch programs and NextDoor.com.
More details will be revealed during SPD’s presentation at City Council, which starts at 6 p.m. Monday at 13328 San Pablo Ave.