SANDAG: San Diego County Arrests Have Decreased Along With Public Safety Spending
Monday, November 18, 2013
Aired 11/18/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Chief William Lansdowne, San Diego Police Department
Cynthia Burke, Ph.D., SANDAG Director of Criminal Justice Research
As the city of San Diego approves a plan to reverse the police budget cuts in recent years, a new SANDAG study finds that with public safety budgets down the number of arrests in San Diego county have decreased as well.
The statistics indicate that crime fighting is a complex endeavor and that law enforcement agencies around the county have had to adapt to shrinking budgets.
SANDAG-Public Safety Allocations
Arrests 2012: Law Enforcement Response to Crime in the San Diego Region, November 2012