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In case you haven't heard, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's garment bag was snatched while he was helping out an old man he met on the San Francisco BART last weekend (for those who are concerned, the bag was recovered and is en route back to Sacramento).

Johnson had this to say about the experience:

"Next time I see San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, I'll tell him the story and give him my word nothing like that will happen to him in Sacramento. And I'll hope I can make good on the promise."

The Bee's Phillip Reese has rigged up a map of some crime-heavy hot spots around town that Johnson might advise Newsom to avoid if he wants to live up to his word. The
red areas are the police grids with the most thefts -- excluding shoplifting and car theft -- reported between January and August 2009. Click on an area for more information.


View Theft HotSpots in a larger map



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