The numbers prove what many feared, crime has increased in Pacific under Mayor Sun. The following statistics compare July 1 to August 15, 2011 to the same period in 2012. Officer-initiated actions are down to 15 this year compared to 51 in 2011 and property crime investigations have more than doubled.
It's those officer contacts leading to an arrest that deter criminals - the first line of defense that is now decimated under Mayor Sun. It's not surprising that property crime has increased given the reduction in patrol time Pacific officers can do right now. And that time gets reduced even further next week when the evidence technician retires.
Yet Mayor Sun has ordered a hiring freeze for Pacific Police and is trying to fire half the department.
July 1 - August 15, 2011
51 - Officer-Initiated Enforcement Actions
25 - Property Crime Investigations
July 1 - August 15, 2012
15 - Officer-Initiated Enforcement Actions
51 - Property Crime Investigations