Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society
In August of 1961, a homicide detective (left) brought in a suspect to face murder charges after a woman's body was found in the Mission Bay Channel.
A newspaper editorial in 1961 noted that the previous year's crime rate was "lower than average for all U.S. metropolitan areas except in larceny cases.... The fact that San Diego has only 1.3 officers per 1000 population as compared with national average of 2.5 makes the commendable record outstanding."
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