SO LONG, SAN FRAN! 40% of Residents Plan to Relocate Amid Crime Spike

The Golden Gate is losing its luster.

With crime and homelessness getting worse, many San Francisco residents are considering a change of scene – probably one without so much public defecation. 

According to a new poll from the SF Chamber of Commerce, 40 percent of residents say they plan to move out of the city in the next few years.

Local CBS affiliate KPIX shared some alarming findings from the survey:

“80% of residents say crime has worsened in recent years, 70% feel that quality of life has declined, and 88% say homelessness has worsened.

76% also believe that increasing the number of police officers in high crime neighborhoods should be a high priority.”

Defunding the police probably won’t fix this one – but a recall election is a step in the right direction.