San Jose: Homicides top 40 for third straight year

Robert Salonga (Mercury News) | January 1, 2014

SAN JOSE — After reaching a two-decade peak last year, the homicide count in San Jose reached another milestone in 2013.

The number of homicides in the city topped 40 for the third consecutive year, a distinction not reached in two decades. And over the three-year period, San Jose also saw an increase in burglaries, car thefts and other “quality of life” crimes that are part of the public safety conversation.

Property crimes actually dipped about 9 percent in 2013 but that only modestly offset the previous year’s meteoric 30 percent jump in the category, including a 71 percent surge in car thefts.

“The rise in property crimes, burglaries and car thefts, a larger number of people are affected by that, so it tends to get more public interest,” Mayor Chuck Reed said. “We don’t accept the current level of crime as something we should live with. The public expects us to bring it down, whether it’s homicides or burglaries.”

The city recorded 44 homicides this year, all in the first 11 months of the year. The deaths include a killing investigated by San Jose State University police that the San Jose Police Department does not count toward its total. That follows 46 in 2012 and 42 in 2011, the latter figure also including two university deaths.

The tally marks a steady rise: 2010 saw 20 homicides, and for most of the previous decade counts hovered in the 20s, corresponding with a six-year period from 2001-2006 when San Jose was ranked the safest big city in the country.

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