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Car Break-Ins Up 30 Percent in San Francisco

Last year, there were 26,000 reports of car break-ins in 2015, averaging more than 70 a day.

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    Car break-ins are up by 30 percent in just one year in San Francisco. Last year, there were 26,000 reports of car break-ins in 2015, averaging more than 70 a day. Stephanie Chuang reports. (Published Thursday, March 17, 2016)

    Car break-ins were up by 30 percent in just one year, from 2014 to 2015, in San Francisco, police data shows.

    Last year, there were 26,000 reports of car break-ins in 2015, averaging more than 70 a day.

    Car burglarly victim, Rodney Hansen parked his car on the street and on Thursday morning, found the window had been smashed and the damage would cost him $850 to replace.

    Neighbors in response are posting warning signs, urging people not to leave valuables in the car while they enjoy the view.

    Police are also on the lookout and are sending undercover units to hot spots.

    SFPD said a team arested a man on Tuesday near the Tiled Steps with burglary tools. Officers also last week arrested Kristen Jason Bell, linking him to eight car burglaries.

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