Sheriff Villanueva Announces Statistics for Crime Percentage Drops, and for Personnel and Inmates Affected by COVID-19
During one of his weekly press conferences, broadcast Monday, May 4, 2020, from the Sherman Block Building, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced a 10% total drop in violent crimes, as compared to 2019, with -4% seen in criminal homicides and -33% in rape reporting. Property crimes also fell by 8%. The only noticeable difference, he said, is in grand theft of vehicles, likely increased because of more people staying home and fewer places to park. He recommended neighborhood awareness programs, and calling your local law enforcement agency for area checks and increased visibility.
Since Sunday, March 29, 2020, there were three COVID-19-related citations and 55 arrests.
Personnel quarantined because of COVID-19 totaled 1,185, with 818 of them sworn and 367 civilian. There were 84 sworn and 32 civilian staff who tested positive for the disease. Almost 1,000 employees returned to work, with 689 of them sworn and 310 of them civilian.
Inmates quarantined numbered 3,287, with 183 isolated since the pandemic began, 123 who tested positive, and 55 fully-recovered.
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