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13 arrests in 81,000 auto break-ins in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Data show San Francisco police have made arrests in 13 of the more than 81,000 cases of auto break-ins reported online in the past seven years.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Friday an average of 85 auto break-ins are reported in San Francisco each a day.

The San Francisco Police Department encourages victims to file an online report because officials say there is often little evidence to collect at the scene.

Data provided by the San Francisco district attorney's office to the newspaper show just 13 of the 81,511 cases reported online between 2011 and 2017 led to arrests.

The Police Department has made efforts recently to stem an auto burglary epidemic gripping the city by increasing foot patrols and having units focus on investigating property crime.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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