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Thefts up in Pleasanton last year, though 'violent' crimes continue downward trend

Original post made on May 30, 2013

Crime had a slight uptick in Pleasanton last year, largely because of thefts, and auto thefts in particular.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:09 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by SR, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 30, 2013 at 10:39 am

The Pleasanton police annual report: "The report says there has not been a statistical increase in crime at the mall since the BART station opened there."

Wow, what are all the people on these boards going to say to that, as they complain all the time about the increase in crime due to Bart?

Ignore the facts, I am sure.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 31, 2013 at 8:31 am

I'll ask my crystal ball today!!!

I'm sure that there's a reasonable explanation...can we all get along?


Posted by Get Real, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2013 at 8:55 am

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Posted by Map, a resident of Del Prado
on May 31, 2013 at 11:24 am

Boy somebody needs to wake up, could be PPD or whoever is writing these misleading articles !! Have lived here over 40 years and in the last 2 years its gotten real bad crime wize. Start locking everything up people we've been discovered, I quess the pickings are slim on the other side of the hill. Here they come!!


Posted by Just the facts, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2013 at 5:31 pm

@ Map and Get Real

The stats are what they are. You're looking at anecdotal evidence to prove your cases.

Don't you think the PPD would be making a case to city council if crime was actually up and there was a need for more officers???

By the way, Map, if you're NOT locking stuff up, you're just asking for someone to take your stuff, whether it's someone from "the other side of the hill" or just a kid in your neighborhood.


Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2013 at 8:34 am

To Just the Facts,

Some people are happy to ignore statistics. To them are higher crime rate means seeing more of the kinds of people who make them feel uncomfortable.


Posted by mooseturd, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Why I can clearly see that BART causes crime in Ptown. We have 2.3 burglaries per 1000 population while Livermore (no BART) has 3.8 burglaries per 1000 population. Just the Facts.


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