Sacramento crime statistics skyrocket as violent homeless crime pushes business owners to the brink


In a new report From Sacramento’s ABC10 News, business owners along the Broadway Corridor in downtown Sacramento were asked about daily crime and vandalism by homeless vagrants. The report is truly devastating.

“” They fuck everywhere. Right here, right outside my door, ‘ Explain liquor store owner Dharmendra Ram pointing to various areas on the sidewalk in front of the store.

Chevron on Broadway, Sacramento. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

Ram said he arrives for work every morning around 6:00 a.m., although he doesn’t open until 9:00 a.m. to spend hours washing the sidewalk and areas around the building.

At the nearby Chevron gas station, the manager said her colleague was beaten up when he asked a man to leave the store. Surveillance video captured the violent incident (to the link). She said it was a daily occurrence with homeless people hanging out on sidewalks and camping. “And every time they don’t see us out front, right here in this area, they just come into our stores, steal; they catch and go, ”she explained.

C&B Liquors on Broadway, Sacramento. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

Latest August Sacramento Police Department Chief Monthly Report Supports ABC10 report. “Statistics show us that violence continues to be a major concern,” SacPD Lt. Brian Kinney said in his report to the city and residents. “It should be noted that these upward trends are not unique to Sacramento. Most of the country’s major cities, if not all, have seen an increase in violent crime. “

Here are the figures for August:

Filming reports: 43.6% increase

Number of victims shot: 35.2% increase

Our officers continue to do an excellent job and make proactive arrests.

Arrests for possession of a firearm: 68.5% increase

Number of reports of firearms seized: 58.7% increase

Total number of firearms seized: 46% increase

Kinney included several notable investigations and arrests by agents working in the community:

On 8/30/21, in response to thefts in the area, bait gear was deployed to Block 900 on Broadway. Shortly after deployment, the bait was stolen. Officers were able to locate the subject, safely imprison him and recover the bait equipment.

On 6/9/21, officers responded to the 3800 block of Franklin Blvd on the report of a subject waving a gun. Based on a description provided by witnesses, the responding officers located the subject in the area. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle the subject was in, but the subject was unable to stop and led the officers into a long chase. Subject eventually came to a stop after losing a wheel and officers were able to stop him without further incident. An arrest search incident revealed a loaded handgun.

On 9/9/21, officers from the Gang Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a location in the 5900 block of Lake Crest Way. During the search, officers located four firearms, several high capacity magazines, and illegal narcotics, including cocaine, methamphetamine and oxy pills. One person was arrested in connection with the seized illegal items.

Housing First rather than diagnosis and treatment

“Currently, the biggest challenge facing Sacramento is roaming. District 4 responded by opening a Safe land pitch for tent camping with secure parking at WX, as well as another Safe parking nearby site in Miller Park, ”City Councilor Katie Valenzuela reports on her District 4 Council website. “These sites are certainly a huge step in the right direction, but we are also looking for other sites to meet the significant demand for these types of services.”

Sacramento City Council focuses solely on the “right to housing” for the homeless rather than working on the causes. We’re not talking about the serious drug addiction and mental illness that pushes homeless vagrants onto the streets and what they’re suffering from, and how to get them off the streets for treatment. City Councilor Valenzuela’s Safe Ground tent camps are located in residential areas, close to shops.

A friend and neighbor who lives in the Land Park neighborhood near Broadway says she and her neighbors are subject to near-night break-ins, violent encounters, thefts, break-ins, car thefts and murders, and now suffer from PTSD, never knowing when or where the next violent encounter will be.

Home prices in the Land Park neighborhood range from $ 500,000 to over $ 2 million.

The Sacramento Police Department issues a weekly report for City Council (below). “The information provided allows for a timely snapshot of important events in our community,” the report says. “The crimes reported here are preliminary investigations, conducted in the field by patrol officers, and may or may not be turned over to a detective for further investigation. “

Here are approximate numbers of incidents included in this week’s report:

1 Homicide

6 Shooting surveys

17 arrests with firearms

3 Death inquiries

4 Incidents of resistance to arrest or assault against a peace officer

1 Demonstration

1 fatal collision with a vehicle

SacPD includes photos of guns, drugs, and money with the reports.

In my own COUNCIL DISTRICT 4, which includes downtown Sacramento continuing immediately south of downtown, these are just a few of the reports of crimes and arrests for a week:

  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 – 500 Block of Capitol Ave – Demonstration officers monitored a demonstration of approximately 50 subjects. No incidents were reported.
  • Friday, September 10, 2021 – K St and 16th St – Traffic stop and collision with a vehicle An officer attempted to carry out a police check on a vehicle. The vehicle fled and collided with several parked vehicles and ultimately a building. The driver was seriously injured and was taken to hospital for treatment. Due to the necessary care, an arrest warrant will be requested against the driver.
  • Saturday 11 September 2021 – J St and 2nd St – Traffic stop and arrest by firearm An officer carried out a police check on a vehicle. During the investigation, a gun was located. The occupier was arrested for violating weapons.
  • Saturday 11 September 2021 – 400 Block of I St – Disruption and arrest officers responded to a report of a subject causing a disturbance in the area. Officers contacted the described subject who had an arrest warrant for the felony. As officers attempted to take the subject into custody, he physically resisted. Eventually, the officers were able to detain the subject who was arrested for the warrant and the resistance officers. An officer was slightly injured in the incident.
  • Sunday 12 September 2021 – Block 6000 of Riverside Blvd – Shooting investigation officers responded to a report of a shooting. There were residences in the area that appeared to have been hit by gunfire, but no injuries were reported. Officers scoured the area looking for evidence and witnesses. A crime report has been generated.
The arrest of the SacPD results in guns, drugs and money. (Photo: SacPD weekly report)

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