For most of the past decade, officials in San Diego have witnessed a remarkable development — the steady decrease in crime in the city, down to levels as low as they have been in more than a generation.
The city consistently logs the lowest murder and crime numbers among all large cities in the country. And in 2017, San Diego reached another milestone: It had the lowest violent crime rate among the country’s 10 largest cities, making it by one measure the safest big city in the country.
From San Ysidro to Pacific Beach and north to Rancho Bernardo, it is clear that violent crime is down overall in San Diego.
But not everywhere.