Articles Tagged With ‘Crime’




It is time to address SLO’s skyrocketing crime rates

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Our current San Luis Obispo mayor would have us believe that crime has gone down between 2017-2018, but it belies a disturbing truth. Our Police Department’s own published crime statistics for the first three-quarters of... (Continue reading)

Do SLO County Jail visitation rules increase recidivism?

By KAREN VELIE One sunny day in September, Jazmine Paredes arrived 46 minutes early to the San Luis Obispo County Jail for a scheduled visit with her husband, but was turned away because she wasn’t 45 minutes early even though... (Continue reading)

Is crime increasing near and at Cal Poly?

An annual security report released by Cal Poly suggests some crimes are on the rise on campus and in nearby areas, while other offenses are declining and some criminal acts are remaining close to static or swinging up and down.... (Continue reading)

Crime rising in SLO, but violent crime down

Crime in San Luis Obispo increased by 11 percent in 2016, according to the city’s police department. Violent crime, however, decreased by 7 percent. On Friday, the San Luis Obispo Police Department issued a news release detailing 2016 crime statistics... (Continue reading)

Violent crime rising faster in California than in U.S.

During a year in which violent crime rose in the United States, California more than doubled the nationwide increase, according to recently released FBI statistics. Following two years of declines, the violent crime rate in the U.S. rose by 3.1... (Continue reading)

Central Coast cities rank among least safe in California

Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach rank among the 30 least safe cities in California, according to a report released by a research and analysis website. The rankings are based on a variety of FBI crime metrics, and... (Continue reading)

SLO is truly Camelot

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Welcome to San Luis Obispo, the “happy city of denial” where city officials, the Downtown Association and the police department annually produce self-congratulatory crime reports. Just the other day, the city informs us that DUI’s aren’t... (Continue reading)

Parkinson wants a sheriff’s substation in Nipomo

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is calling for the county to open a sheriff’s substation in Nipomo. [KCOY] On Tuesday night, Parkinson hosted a town hall meeting in Nipomo, where residents raised numerous concerns about crime and public... (Continue reading)

SLO County criminology 101

In a court of law, what constitutes robbery or conspiracy or a hate crime? To help reporters accurately cover criminal court, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has sent media a criminal justice system glossary. It defines everything... (Continue reading)

SLO makes top 10 crime surging list

While crime rates in the United States have been dropping for two decades, in the past five years the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles area has recorded a 48.3 percent increase in violent crime. [24/7 Wall St.] Between 1991... (Continue reading)