Manhattan Institute

Mounting Disorder in San Francisco

10 Blocks podcast

Erica Sandberg joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss the deteriorating state of public order in San Francisco.

The Bay Area’s most densely populated and desirable neighborhoods are being destroyed by lawlessness and squalor. San Francisco now leads the nation in property crime, according to the FBI. “Other low-level offenses,” Sandberg reports for City Journal, “including drug dealing, street harassment, encampments, indecent exposure, public intoxication, simple assault, and disorderly conduct are also rampant.”

With the situation growing more dire, residents are organizing to demand that the city take action against repeat offenders and strengthen quality-of-life laws. It remains to be seen whether the city will change its approach to public safety. “Meantime,” Sandberg writes, “the poor bear the brunt of low-level and property crimes.”

Altro da Manhattan Institute

Manhattan Institute4 min lettiSociety
Philadelphia’s Only Surging Industry
Last week, Philadelphia’s police department reported that criminal activity in the first three months of this year increased by double-digit percentages when compared with the same period in 2019—the most violent year since 2007. So far in 2020, prop
Manhattan Institute3 min letti
Another Bad Idea in San Francisco
As the United States continues its “pause,” shuttering businesses and public spaces in order to prevent transmission of the coronavirus, residents are compelled to shelter inside their homes. Meantime, those who live on the streets remain outside. Sa
Manhattan Institute3 min letti
Preparing For The Wrong Emergency
Focused on climate change, Mayor Bill de Blasio failed to equip New York for the coronavirus crisis.