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All categories of crime in 2019 fell in the city except for a slight uptick in arson, according to Compstat data provided by the San Francisco Police Department. The data, comparing January through November in 2018 with the same period in 2019, show that homicides were down 17 percent, and there were declines in rape (16 percent), robbery (3 percent), aggravated assault (4 percent), human trafficking involving sex (66 percent), and human trafficking involving involuntary servitude (100 percent).

Arson rose by 0.4 percent (from 264 to 265), but other property crimes declined. Burglary fell 15 percent, larceny theft was down 4 percent, and auto thefts declined so slightly it was statistically insignificant.

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