Deanna Cantrell

Theft is San Luis Obispo's number one crime

Mar 17, 2017

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell released Friday crime statistics for 2016.

There was a seven percent reduction in violent crime in San Luis Obispo last year. But property crimes have spiked. A whopping 673 police reports were about thefts. And the percentage of thefts from cars increased by 52 percent from 2015 to 2016.

San Luis Obispo Police Department

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is nearing the end of a year-long testing period for body cameras to be worn by its officers in the field. 

San Luis Obispo has a new police chief set to take over on January 4, 2016.