California’s Bay Area residents are waking each morning to unprecedented levels of burglaries and car break-ins; with locals urging state leaders to clamp down on escalating crime, homelessness, and drug use after years of liberal laws and ‘Sanctuary City’ status.
According to CBS News, local residents are “seeing a record number of car burglaries” throughout the Bay Area; with San Francisco “leading the pack” ahead of neighboring cities Oakland and San Jose.
Law enforcement confirms the City by the Bay saw a stunning 31,120 car break-ins last year alone; a 17% rise since 2016.
“Unlike San Francisco, where burglars are targeting rental cars and tourist destinations, in Oakland, the majority of the break-ins are in commercial districts, where people go shop and dine,” writes CBS San Francisco.
“The chances of getting caught are very slim. In San Francisco, for example, not even 2 percent of the thieves are nabbed,” adds the site.
The Bay Area was thrust into the national spotlight last week when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf rebuked the federal government and warned illegal immigrants throughout the region of impending ICE raids.