Violence hits epidemic proportions in California

Violence hits epidemic proportions in California. By Michael at Economic Collapse.

I can’t understand why anyone would still want to live in California. Yes, there are lots of high paying jobs and the weather is very nice, but crime is completely and utterly out of control. …. This is the end result of literally decades of cultural rot …

Of course much of this violence is being fueled by illegal mind-altering drugs. Some of these drugs are so immensely powerful that they literally put people into catatonic states for an extended period of time…

There have been homeless addicts in the streets of San Francisco for years, but now we have reached a point where they are seemingly everywhere. … Now addicts that have been drugged out of their minds are pulling down their pants and crapping in the streets right in front of some of the most expensive real estate in San Francisco. …

Shoplifting, eBay:

We are all painfully aware of the huge rise in shoplifting and even violent robberies of stores. We watch the videos of thugs brazenly raiding stores, and read about the organized crime rings that have sprung up to profit from the trend. Shoplifting has become a big, if criminal business.

Chances are that if you use eBay to purchase a wide range of products at reduced prices you have unwittingly purchased stolen goods. No good way for eBay to stop the practice.

John Anderer:

The report, conducted by scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, reports more than one in six Californians (18%) experienced either physical or sexual violence in just the past year. Meanwhile, one in every 25 Californians experienced intimate partner violence. …

Physical violence nearly doubl[ed] among men between 2020-2022.

Violence often happens behind closed doors, and most victims never formally report their experiences. It’s why study authors admit relying on criminal justice data or health records to analyze violence almost always fails to account for the “full picture.” In pursuit of stronger data, CalVEX surveyed a representative sample of adults across California, and then uses those responses to estimate population rates. The dataset used in this latest report was collected in March 2022 from 2,285 adults. …

Men are more likely than women to have dealt with physical violence, while women are more likely than men to have experienced various forms of sexual violence. … Men were deemed more than two times as likely as women to report committing an act of sexual violence and intimate partner violence. …

Over four in five women (82%) report experiencing anxiety or depression due to physically aggressive, coercive, or forced sexual behavior. Women who have experienced physical violence are also twice as likely as men to miss work, miss school, or change/quit a job.

Joshua Young:

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition @sfbike acknowledges that ‘Black and Brown people’ (sic) are way overrepresented as bike thieves, but says not to report them, because filing theft reports leads to them being ‘impacted’ by police. …

After two years of growth and learning the mostly white organization has seemingly concluded it’s best to let black and brown San Franciscan’s steal bikes.

Where California leads, the US then the western world follows. But can we just skip this one, please?