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"I think everyone feels the Asian hate crime, the number of car break-ins, the blatant shoplifting that we see in stores, and that's scary. That's scary for residents, that's scary for tourists coming to San Francisco," said Rodney Fong who is the President and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
According to a survey done by the Chamber, 44-percent of voters said they are likely to move out of San Francisco in the next few years.
"Things have deteriorated," acknowledged Supervisor Matt Haney, but added that says the city is expanding its community safety patrols and street ambassadors to include not only the Tenderloin and Mid Market areas, but also in downtown San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf.
"But it's not only on the safety front, you have to get people into treatment, you have to get people into housing, you have to get people into shelters, mental health care," said Haney.
The vast majority of those surveyed said more homeless services, opening new mental health centers and putting more caseworkers on the streets should be a high priority.
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