But the truth is, crime is actually down. As is homelessness.
In 2020, San Francisco’s violent crime rate ranked 14th out of 23 cities with populations over 750,000 in the United States, which is lower than New York, Seattle and Dallas, according to reporting in the San Francisco Chronicle.
And homeless numbers dropped 3.5% from 2019 to 2022, according to Point-In-Time Homeless Counts, which is conducted once every two years in order to receive federal funding for homelessness services.
My advice to Chappelle, if he chooses to come back, is to stay curious about San Francisco and its residents. Explore a little and learn something. Or stick to the Marina neighborhood. Maybe he’ll find solace in making tech bros laugh over espresso martinis.
Source: Sorry, Dave Chappelle. San Francisco doesn’t need Batman, and it doesn’t need you