By Adam Andrzejewski
CEO & Founder, OpenTheBooks.com
As showcased on Tucker Carlson Tonight on the Fox News Channel
Today, the City of San Francisco is in trouble.
The city hosts an estimated homeless population of 7,500 people. Affluent sections of the city have become dangerous with open-air drug use, tens of thousands of discarded needles, and, sadly, human feces.
Since 2011, there have been at least 29,300 reported instances of hypodermic needles discarded on city streets.
New mayor, London Breed, won election by promising to clean things up. However, conditions are the same or worse. Last year, the number of reports spiked to an all-time high at 9,520. In first quarter 2019, the pace continued with 2,727 instances of discarded needles in the public way.
Therefore, first quarter reports to the city’s 311 non-emergency system show that 2019 could be a record year: OpenTheBooks.com projects 10,000 cases.
Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com plotted all reports of discarded needles since 2011 using latitude and longitude address coordinates of all cases closed by the San Francisco Department of Public Works.
Using our interactive map, just click a pin and scroll down to review the results (all closed cases by neighborhood) rendered in the chart beneath the map. Available data is the result of resident reporting to the city’s 311 dispatchers during the years 2011-2019.