Police Chief Bill Lansdowne recently warned that crime was starting to get out of the Police Department’s control and cited a 12.6 percent rise in violent crime to back it up.

In this edition of Fact Check TV, Andrew Donohue and Scott Lewis examine the Police Department’s crime statistics and put the chief’s warning in more historical context.

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Keegan Kyle is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He writes about local government, creates infographics and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

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