SANDAG: San Diego County Arrests Have Decreased Along With Public Safety Spending
Monday, November 18, 2013
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.