BREAKING NEWS – San Francisco, California – A recent poll conducted in San Francisco found that 70% of respondents believe the quality of life in the city has declined and pointed to crime and homelessness as their top concerns.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that there has been a 753% jump in car break-ins at the police department’s central station compared to May 2020, while there were COVID-19 restrictions. The paper said the thefts are up 75% compared to 2019.

“We want our visitors to feel safe and feel they can park safe,” Kevin Carroll, executive director of the Hotel Council of San Francisco, told the paper. “Anything that pulls away from that hurts their experience here. You come to visit this beautiful city and your car is broken into, it leaves a bad impression. We don’t want that to happen. So to avoid that, we are urging the visitors to leave their car doors unlocked and the keys in their cars, to prevent thieves from smashing windows, and possibly cutting themselves from the flying broken glass. We are also encouraging people that drive their own vehicles, to make sure that they have insurance, because people who steal cars often crash, and the owner of the vehicle should be responsible for the criminal’s out-of-pocket medical costs.”