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Eddie Johnson, left, speaks after being sworn in as the new Chicago police superintendent in Chicago in April. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

CHICAGO — Violent crimes — from homicides and rapes to robberies —…

 

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Terry Hui speak after Bucchere was sentenced.

San Francisco drug arrests tumble as police focus on serious and violent crime

On his way out of City Hall on a recent evening, Police…

 

New numbers: San Francisco saw a 25 percent reduction in drug arrests compared to last year. Former police Chief George Gascón said he shifted the department’s focus to target midlevel drug dealers and drug offenses linked to violent crimes.New numbers: San Francisco saw a 25 percent reduction in drug arrests compared to last year. Former police Chief George Gascón said he shifted the department’s focus to target midlevel drug dealers and drug offenses linked to violent crimes. (AP file photo)

SF drug arrests see steep plunge, while violent crime mostly steady

A huge drop in narcotics arrests citywide does not seem to have…