Half of All Reported SF Shoplifting Incidents in One Month Came From the Metreon Target
Shoplifting incidents reported to SFPD doubled in September! There's plenty of misinformation out there on the topic of shoplifting in San Francisco, like the time when right-wing media reported that the Target at the Metreon was closing becuase of...
If you read the article, you'll find that this is not because there were necessarily more cases that month, but that the police changed their reporting methodology and target told their managers to start using it. It's frustrating that there is no reliable data that will allow us to actually understand the situation in SF, but there isn't.
It's interesting that it went back to 17 the following month. I wonder if the huge surge means that SFPD walked back the policy change referenced in the article?
Yeah if all theft was actually reported, these numbers would increase ten or twenty fold or more. I see someone steal literally every single time at our local Walgreens and no one bothers to report it. And that's just during the 15-20 mins that I'm at the store.
Reported is much different than happened.
How many people here would waste an hour of their day reporting a car break in at this point?
From the article: There's plenty of misinformation out there on the topic of shoplifting in San Francisco, like the time when right-wing media reported that the Target at the Metreon was closing becuase of crime.
Every time I've been there there's always been a SFPD officer at the top or bottom of the escalators, so I'm not surprised.
I used to shop there all the time. I haven't been there in a few months until recently. The selection of products has declined which is unfortunate because there aren't that many low price options for meat or other groceries in SF for people who don't have a car.
Reported. Target cares enough to report, and pays a security force to do this job.
I was at this Target on Friday. They had security guards and cops stationed outside the store. And the poor Target employees were also on high alert. There was one dude who an employee was questioning because he looked suspicious. Target employees shouldn't be playing cops.
Wouldn't doubt it, the metreon and yerba buena are swarming with desperate homeless - and that target is by far the sketchiest target I've been to