The San Diego Police Department gets too little credit for what it has been doing for quite a few years. Our city is famous for its climate and beaches, but we have always enjoyed a low crime rate for a city our size. Last year we ranked 3rd best in violent crime for cities over a half-million in population, and 4th best in property crime. And we do it with fewer cops on the street; 1.59 officers for each 1,000 people as opposed to a national average of 2.3 officers. Not stated in the Union-Tribune article is that San Diego has one of the highest crime solution rates in the nation. Kudos to SDPD.
There many reasons, not all obvious, why this is a nice place to live.