The region’s law enforcement agencies provide crime statistics every month to help educate residents about police activity in their neighborhoods, but San Diegans have been placed on hold recently.

The San Diego Police Department has not made its monthly statistics available through the region’s crime mapping tool since August, unlike every other agency in the county. Other agencies have already posted statistics for September and October, but not San Diego Police.

San Diego Police have completed their statistical reports, but they’ve said they were withholding the information until Mayor Jerry Sanders held a press conference about the city’s new trends. Now, after withholding the statistics from the public for weeks, the Mayor’s Office says the press conference won’t be happening.

“We’re not able to fit it in the mayor’s schedule,” spokesman Alex Roth said.

Roth said the mayor has focused his time on the city’s budget problems and will not have time to talk about the city’s recent crime trends. Roth said the city’s statistics should be posted tomorrow.

San Diego Police have already posted some updated crime trend information on their website, but it does not break down the statistics for each month or provide residents with as much detail as the region’s online mapping system.


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