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Latest Crime Stats Reveal 18-Month Drop in Serious Crime in San Jose

POSTED 8/27/2014
San Jose has experienced a significant decrease in serious crime since 2012.

San Jose Police Department data for the first half of 2014 shows:

  • Total serious crimes of all types dropped by 9.1% from January to June of 2014 (over the same period in 2013). That drop builds on a 10.3% decrease for calendar year 2013. 
  • Homicides dropped by 20.8% in the first six months of 2014. In 2013, homicides declined by 15.6% over 2012.
  • Violent crimes in San José in 2013 were at the second-lowest level in a decade.

“I want to thank the men and women of the San José Police Department for their continued efforts to reduce crime in San José,” said Mayor Chuck Reed. “With the leadership of Chief Larry Esquivel, they have responded to problems creatively and redeployed resources effectively. I also thank the many community members and organizations who have worked in collaboration with our department to make our city safer. The positive relationship our police department has with our community is extremely valuable and we are grateful for it.”

These crime statistics and more can be found on the SJPD website.

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Help Everyone Stay Safe Around the Pool

POSTED 8/4/2014
The San José Fire Department has joined efforts with the national Pool Safety campaign. The Pool Safely campaign is designed to raise public awareness about drowning and entrapment
prevention, support industry compliance with the Pool & Spa Safety Act while improving safety at pools and spas.

For more information on pool safety, see the Fire Department's PSA and also visit the Pool Safely website.


Celebrating Independence Day Safety in San Jose

POSTED 6/24/2014

To decrease the use of illegal fireworks, there are several free fireworks displays happening on the 4th of July including in downtown San José and Almaden Lake Park. Learn more about some of the free events.

The San Jose Fire Department (SJFD) reminds the public that fireworks are extremely dangerous as well as illegal in the City of San Jose and the greater Santa Clara County. See the PSA by SJFD.

"San José is America's tenth largest city, the Capital of Silicon Valley, and a global center of innovation. We are home to people from all around the world who focus on what we have in common rather than our differences. And together, we can ensure that San José remains a safe, vibrant and prosperous city for years to come."
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