From the Reporter
The Crime Trend
Since the beach booze ban passed, many inland communities that supported it now have more alcohol-related crime. Meanwhile, the same beach communities that opposed the ban now have less alcohol-related crime.
The Numbers
Alcohol-related crime dropped 21 percent in Pacific Beach and 34 percent in Mission Beach. It grew by more than 40 percent in Lincoln Park, Mountain View, Shelltown and Skyline.
The Cause
The shifts could represent changing community behaviors since the ban, other factors unrelated to the ban, changing police practices or more likely, some combination of all three.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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