Long-term trend shows falling crime i...

Long-term trend shows falling crime in Santa Cruz County

There are 14 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Sep 27, 2013, titled Long-term trend shows falling crime in Santa Cruz County. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Surfboards, backpacks and bicycles didn't get anymore secure in 2012 for Santa Cruz residents and visitors, with the city's already high property crime rate rising even further, according to the latest FBI annual crime reports.

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DBS

San Jose, CA

#1 Sep 29, 2013
And of course we have BJ FATslob claiming that there's NO CONNECTION between the influx of Bums she pretends to care about, and the increase in property crime.

HEY BJ, HOW DO YOU THINK JUNKIES AND TWEEKERS SUPPORT THEIR DRUG HABIT???????
Eljer Colbpoop

Mount Morris, MI

#2 Sep 29, 2013
So true.
TBSC Loon Alert

San Mateo, CA

#3 Sep 29, 2013
DBS is such a simpleton.

Becky did a great job analyzing the info, and no one else provided an even remotely lucid comment on the article.....she said.....

"FBI statistics show that both violent crime rates AND property crimes in the City of Santa Cruz have GONE UP since 2006 AND since last year. Note also, police say that 10% of "calls" for service were generated by their own predictive policing software, not any live person making a call. Also, the percent of calls that actually were generated by a 911 call placed to the SCPD is 31%. See: http://www.sccecc.org/
Looks like the influence of Take Back Santa Cruz & their hyper-focus on homeless people has not made our City any safer. In fact, the data show quite the opposite."
TBSC Loon Alert

San Mateo, CA

#4 Sep 29, 2013
More from Becky Johnson.....

"According to the City's own reporting using SCPD data, 42% of arrests are of homeless people & 32% of the citations issued are to homeless people. However, only 1 category--theft-- has anything to do with FBI crime statistics which are of more serious crimes. According to the City, most crimes committed by homeless people are theft, camping, sleeping, begging, being in a park after hours, having an open container, drunk in public, conduct on public property which could be sitting on a bench wrong, or arrested for a probation violation which could be as benign as failing to report their new address when they don't have one. No. The data DO NOT SHOW that homeless people commit the major crimes in our City. TBSC is barking up the wrong tree."
TBSC Loon Alert

San Mateo, CA

#5 Sep 29, 2013
More from Becky Johnson....

"Murder IS a major crime. However, the City's homelessness study panel did not find murder to be a major crime regularly committed by homeless people. Their own data suggest that homeless people, who only represent 1.5% of our population receive 32% of the citations & account for 42% of arrests. This despite the fact that MOST of the "crimes" they commit are not really even crimes: sitting down, sleeping at night, camping, begging, being in a park after hours, smoking a cigarette, or drinking a beer. They are simply selectively enforced against for behaviors most housed people do indoors. This is what the data show. However, the prejudice against homeless people is so great and the laws are written to specifically target homeless people (e.g. the smoking ban on Pacific Ave or no begging with a dog) that the impression remains that homeless people tend to be criminals. The truly criminal class in town are the bankers."
TBSC Loon Alert

San Mateo, CA

#6 Sep 29, 2013
Apparently DBS was not able to craft a lucid response to her comments.
TBSC Loon Alert

San Mateo, CA

#7 Sep 29, 2013
More....

Rapes increase under TBSC from 2011-2012
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/santa-cruz-ca...
DBS

San Francisco, CA

#8 Sep 29, 2013
TBSC Loon Alert wrote:
More from Becky Johnson.....
"According to the City's own reporting using SCPD data, 42% of arrests are of homeless people & 32% of the citations issued are to homeless people. However, only 1 category--theft-- has anything to do with FBI crime statistics which are of more serious crimes. According to the City, most crimes committed by homeless people are theft, camping, sleeping, begging, being in a park after hours, having an open container, drunk in public, conduct on public property which could be sitting on a bench wrong, or arrested for a probation violation which could be as benign as failing to report their new address when they don't have one. No. The data DO NOT SHOW that homeless people commit the major crimes in our City. TBSC is barking up the wrong tree."
Yup, the Bums that BJ FATslob pretends to care about, only steal Bicycles,6your Identity, break into houses and cars, and rip off anything that's not Bolted down.

Nothing serious.

Or Major.
Petra

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Sep 29, 2013
Who listens to Becky Johnson anyways? A news channel will playback anything they can get on the street - the evidence is BJ, the sub.
TBSC Loon Alert

San Mateo, CA

#10 Sep 29, 2013
DBS wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup, the Bums that BJ FATslob pretends to care about, only steal Bicycles,6your Identity, break into houses and cars, and rip off anything that's not Bolted down.
Nothing serious.
Or Major.
I'm kind of thankful for those "bums" as you call them: they scared you out of Santa Cruz to Aptos, and our community is that much safer with you out of it, DBS.

Now go take back Aptos, you petrified loon.

Or should I say "PETRAfried"?
TBSC Loon Alert

San Mateo, CA

#11 Sep 29, 2013
Petra wrote:
Who listens to Becky Johnson anyways? A news channel will playback anything they can get on the street - the evidence is BJ, the sub.
Can you re-write this in English please?
DBS

San Jose, CA

#12 Sep 29, 2013
TBSC Loon Alert wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm kind of thankful for those "bums" as you call them: they scared you out of Santa Cruz to Aptos, and our community is that much safer with you out of it, DBS.
Now go take back Aptos, you petrified loon.
Or should I say "PETRAfried"?
"Scared me out of Santa Cruz"????

BWAAAA HAAAAA HAAAAAA!!

That must be why my Property was bought and paid for in 1983!

P.S. Wasn't it Nathan Benjamin and the JS Co. that ran YOU out of MGA???
Eljer Colbpoop

Spring Lake, MI

#13 Sep 29, 2013
TBSC Loon Alert wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm kind of thankful for those "bums" as you call them: they scared you out of Santa Cruz to Aptos, and our community is that much safer with you out of it, DBS.
Now go take back Aptos, you petrified loon.
Or should I say "PETRAfried"?
I'm sure the crime rate will uptick since your eviction. John Colby will certainly steal before he will work for his necessaries.
How is that "big win" working for you, John? Your ex-neighbors are still dancing for joy!
DBS remix

Oakland, CA

#14 Oct 4, 2013
Eljer Colbpoop wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure the crime rate will uptick since your eviction. John Colby will certainly steal before he will work for his necessaries.
How is that "big win" working for you, John? Your ex-neighbors are still dancing for joy!
And it WORKED!!!!
And it WORKED!!!!
And it WORKED!!!!

You already know I haven't got any kind of trustfund.
My 5+ Acre spread in Aptos is PAID FOR.
I haven't eaten Fastfood since the 70's.

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