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Identity Theft More Common in California

The risk of identity theft in the United States continues to rise. The incidence of such crimes rose consistently over the last decade, from 246,214 in 2006 to 399,225 last year. The rate of identity theft varies considerably between states. Using the Federal Trade Commission’s 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed […]

Why Violent Crime is More Common in San Francisco

There were an estimated 1.2 million murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults in the United States in 2015. The violent crime rate of 373 incidents per 100,000 Americans rose 3.1% from 2014. In the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area, there were 485 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, higher than the violent crime rate statewide of 426 […]

Poverty Rate in San Francisco Below National Level

An estimated 10.6% of residents in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area live below the poverty line, a smaller share than both the national poverty rate of 14.7% and the state’s poverty rate of 15.3%. San Francisco has the third lowest poverty rate of any California metro area. A high school education can mean the difference […]

Violent Crime in California Above National Level

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably — from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to the current rate of 383 incidents per 100,000 — the national violent crime rate rose 3.0% last year. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates […]

Why San Francisco Has the 5th Highest Robbery Rate in the Nation

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

San Francisco is Among the Cities With the Lowest Poverty Rates

The number of Americans living in poverty fell by 3.5 million to 13.5% of the population in 2015. While the poverty rate is the lowest since 2008, it is still higher than pre-recession levels. More than 43 million Americans still live in poverty. And while financial hardship exists in every city, some areas have much […]

California is the 21st Most Violent State

Although the risk of deadly shootings appears to have escalated, violence in the United States is trending downward. In 1995, there were 685 violent incidents per 100,000 people nationwide. By 2014, the national violent crime rate had fallen to 366 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The United States is far from the most peaceful place […]

California is One of the Hardest State to Buy a Gun

Born from a violent revolution, the U.S. constitution ensures that gun ownership is a fundamental right. Today, there are more than 7.5 million gun stores in the United States, and 29.1% of American adults own at least one firearm of some kind. While the second amendment grants U.S. citizens the right to own guns, federal […]

California Has the 8th Lowest Rate of Gun Violence

Violent death is a problem in the United States. Not only are mass shootings seemingly routine, but also U.S. firearm-related homicide and suicide rates are much higher than in other wealthy countries. According to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine this spring, the gun homicide rate in the United States is more […]

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