The disgusting streets of San Francisco: People are pooping more than ever on the streets of San Francisco.
There has been a huge surge in the number of feces left strewn across San Francisco’s streets, according to the city’s most recent data. Reports have jumped to an alarming all-time record of 28,084 in 2018, up by more than five times the number reported seven years earlier.
The government watchdog Open the Books documented the sharp increase over time in a stunning chart, first spotted by the BuzzFeed editor John Paczkowski. See below:
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) April 16, 2019
Poop on the streets has long plagued the city of San Francisco, but the problem has exploded over the past few years as the city’s homeless population has surged.
Reports of human feces found on the streets and sidewalks jumped to an all-time record of 28,084 in 2018, up by more than five times the number reported seven years earlier. In 2011, there were 5,547 reports of human waste in public spaces.
BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski shared a graph of the incidents reported over the eight-year period.
I used to think that the next big quake would cause San Francisco to sink to the bottom of the ocean, but now I’m thinking that would be a major biohazard.
those are drastically deflated figures based on my empirical research
— quinn (@vollmert) April 17, 2019
Is that the all important fed diarrhea index?
— Victorkiam (@victorkiam) April 17, 2019
What if the feces don’t identify as human?
— Oubai Shahbandar (@OS26) April 17, 2019
One would think that 5,547 piles of human crap in a city over the course of a single year would be onus enough to correct the situation. But, no.
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) April 18, 2019
Smells like liberal policies are working out swell. 😬😆
— todd seagers (@toddseagers) April 18, 2019
Is this because there’s more poops or because it’s now easier than ever to report poop? Poop.
— Mike C. (@FrankChocula) April 17, 2019
Isn’t San Francisco’s expensive “poop patrol” doing their jobs? Here’ an idea: How about spending the $800K poop patrol budget on porta-potties discreetly placed in problem areas or would that just be too easy?