Posted by Anecdotal vs hard numbers, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Dec 28, 2012 at 9:39 am
Fascinating. First: "I noticed that a large number of them were from the South Bay; San Jose, Santa Clara."
Then "I wonder if investments... towards community development in East Palo Alto might ehlp with the problem."
If the crooks are from "the South Bay; San Jose, Santa Clara", why disparage EPA?
Second: Where are the hard numbers? Wouldn't this article have benefited by a month by month list of total crimes, assuming those stats are available on the 'police blotter'? It's reported as mere anecdotes.
related: PAPD doesn't make it easy to find that raw data on their site Web Link
The link to the crime by google map Web Link is interesting, but a monthly breakdown of incidents would serve a good purpose as well.
Posted by Mr.Recycle, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Dec 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm
@just thinkin' - The burglary numbers were still very high in september and october. It has only been the last month that they have slowed down.
@Anecdotal vs hard numbers - I really agree that the article, and the PAPD both coud use a lot more easily accesible data. PAPD's residential burglary map is a start, but would be a lot more useful if had more than a couple weeks of data. I'd like to see the year to date, with recent burglaries in a different color.