Finally, the numbers on crime in San Leandro are out.
Police Chief Dale Attarian and Capt. Ian Willis spent much of Monday night reporting to the City Council how much crime is really going on in the city.
This is after Councilman Bill Stephens last month called for the Police Department to report back to the council on what crime trends have been occuring in San Leandro, after several brazen robberies and a number of other crimes made some residents very concerned about public safety.
Stephens (who showed up late to the meeting because of other obligations at his job, he said) still wasn’t satisfied. He said he wants to see more data on whether crime has been on the rise or decline over the past several years.
If you ask residents in certain neighborhoods around town, they will also tell you that those figures aren’t totally accurate and that there has been an increase in crime recently.
You can see for yourself on the city’s Web site by checking out the police report.
And check out Sunday’s Daily Review for a more in-depth look at this topic.