San Bernardino arrests see 30 percent drop in 2012


The Sun — Stephen Tibbetts, a criminal justice professor at Cal State San Bernardino, is quoted in an article about the drop in arrests by the San Bernardino Police Department.

Hit with dramatic changes in police staffing brought on by the city’s insolvency, police arrested 4,200 fewer people in San Bernardino last year than the year before, a 35 percent drop among adults and 38 percent among children, according to statistics released this week.

San Bernardino officers arrested 7,123 adults and 478 children by the end of 2012, compared to 11,055 adults and 778 children  in 2011.

With serious crimes such as homicide jumping more than 60 percent and robbery up 15 percent last year, officials say it’s not because people are committing less crime.

The article was published April 5, 2013.

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