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Rise in assaults and accidents?
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on Jan 10, 2011
It seems like every few days now there's a report on this site of someone being assaulted or hit by a car (or bus) in Palo Alto. When I checked on city-data.com's crime statistics for Palo Alto, I found that indeed there was a significant increase in assaults in 2009, relative to the years before (69 versus 34 in 2008, 18 in 2007, and 29 in 2006). Does anyone know what's behind this, and do people still feel Palo Alto (not East Palo Alto!) is a safe place to live, or is there a sense that crime and accidents are becoming more common? Thanks in advance.