Crime Trends: Assaults the Third Most Reported Crime in Last Two Weeks

See our density map of crime reports in San Rafael from Nov. 14 to Nov. 29.

The hexagons on this map represent the density of crimes reported between Nov. 14 and Nov. 29. The data was collected from crimereports.com, which maps crime reports from local police departments. The locations are approximate, and the darker shapes represent the areas where more crimes are reported.

Criminal activity is concentrated in the downtown area and in the Canal neighborhood, primarily along the 101 corridor, with a few more incidents in the Northgate Mall area than two weeks before.

In this two-week span, 54 percent of the crimes reported were thefts, including vehicle thefts. Assaults were the third most reported crime at almost 20 percent. Breaking and entering comes in fourth with 11 percent.

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David Edmondson November 30, 2012 at 05:28 PM
C Street really is the hotspot people say it is. I think having more people living downtown (in market-rate homes) and making 2nd & 3rd less of a pair of wastelands would help. Get more eyes on the street. Also: I love this map! Much more readable than the last one. Can't scroll through individual incidents for the darker red hexes like I can with Crime Reports, but it's a fantastic representation of what's going on. Thanks for sharing this!
Nicole Ely November 30, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Thanks David! The maps are an ongoing project. For this one I wanted to focus more on density rather than individual crimes. But that might change more in the future. We'll see what I come up with in the next two weeks. :)
Jax November 30, 2012 at 06:34 PM
clean up downtown. I live downtown and it doesn't feel safe. Clean up our parks too. We should feel safe enough to go to Albert Park without pepper spray. oh and add more garbage cans on letter streets-minimize garbage. Nice map!
Joy Phoenix November 30, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Great map! Easy to read...
Old Monnkey December 08, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Points directly to San Rafael's policies of political correctness. My grandmother lived, and died there in the 70s of old age when it was generally safe to walk the streets, and bothered by panhandlers or homeless. My godparents lived on 4th Street for years until 1970 which wasn't a genteel area; their home and vehicles were never broken into. Even the streets were clean. Better to put up with gays watching your tail twitch in Lafayette, or move to Walnut Creek.


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