Thursday, June 02, 2011

Homeless deaths going down in San Francisco


Another indication that the city has made progress in dealing with the homeless: the number of homeless people dying on our streets is down significantly since Gavin Newsom became mayor in 2004, when an average of 100 homeless people were dying every year on the streets of San Francisco. Since the city no longer publishes an annual count of these deaths, I've been doing my own tally based on the city's Homeless Death Forms. The 15 deaths in 2009 is the lowest total since I've been following the issue, but, alas, the total jumped up to 41 in 2010. Nevertheless, the city's outreach to the homeless has clearly made a difference. 

2009: 15 deaths
Name of Deceased: Brandi Pace
Date of Death: August 28, 2009
Place of Death: Outside, open area
Circumstances of Death: Drug-related
Birthdate: Feb. 20, 1981
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Loren Carver
Date of Death: October 5, 2009
Place of Death: Outside
Circumstances of Death: Mult. Rx’s
Birthdate: October 28, 1953
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Rafael Quiroz
Date of Death: Sept. 17, 2009
Place of Death: SF General
Circumstances of Death: Apparent Heroin Overdose
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic


Name of Deceased: Christopher Feasel
Date of Death: Oct. 17, 2009
Place of Death: 949 Presidio
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: April 16, 1972
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Maria Krueger
Date of Death: Oct. 24, 2009
Place of Death: 1326 Phelps
Circumstances of Death: Poss Drug Relat
Birthdate: Feb. 19, 1967
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic


Name of Deceased: Robert Brown
Date of Death: Nov. 14, 2009
Place of Death: Outside, Cesar Chavez
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: June 20, 1951
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name of Deceased: Dace Garreau
Date of Death: Nov. 15, 2009
Place of Death: McAllister Street
Circumstances of Death: Possible OD
Birthdate: Nov. 23, 1988
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Native American/Black


Name of Deceased: Felix Salutregui
Date of Death: Nov. 15, 2009
Place of Death: SFGH
Circumstances of Death: Fall
Birthdate: July 12, 1935
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: John Doe
Date of Death: Aug. 20, 2009
Place of Death: Sewage overflow chamber
Circumstances of Death: Floater
Birthdate: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Unknown


Name of Deceased: John Doe
Date of Death: Nov. 12,2009
Place of Death: SF General
Circumstances of Death: Aspiration
Birthdate: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: John Doe
Date of Death: Nov. 17, 2009
Place of Death: Outside
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic


Name of Deceased: Brett Schoewe
Date of Death: Dec. 12, 2009
Place of Death: 44 5th Street
Circumstances of Death: Poss drug OD
Birthdate: Sept. 18, 1965
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: John Kimball
Date of Death: Dec. 13, 2009
Place of Death: Sidewalk, Powell Street
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: Oct. 3, 1951
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Jane Doe
Date of Death: Dec. 23, 2009
Place of Death: 8th Avenue and Fulton
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: Unknown
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Unknown


Name of Deceased: Jimmy Jones
Date of Death: Dec. 23, 2009
Place of Death: Stark Alley
Circumstances of Death: Found in Alley
Birthdate: Jan. 31, 1954
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White

2010: 41 deaths
Name of Deceased: Catherine Hinton
Date of Death: Jan. 7, 2010
Place of Death: SF General
Circumstances of Death: Drug Related
Birthdate: May 19, 1958
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black

Name of Deceased: Michael Lewis
Date of Death: Jan. 10, 2010
Place of Death: SF General
Circumstances of Death: Hypothermia
Birthdate: May 28, 1963
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White

Name of Deceased: Beatrice Powers
Date of Death: Jan. 14, 2010
Place of Death: St. Francis Hospital
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: Sept. 19, 1961
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black

Name of Deceased: Ramona Funes
Date of Death: Jan. 17, 2010
Place of Death: Outside
Circumstances of Death: Natural vs. Drug
Birthdate: March 26, 1937
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian Filipino

Name of Deceased: Jane Doe
Date of Death: Feb. 13, 2010
Place of Death: Van Dyke Ave.
Circumstances of Death: RV Fire
Birthdate: Unknown
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Unknown

Name of Deceased: Jesus Villarreal
Date of Death: Feb. 13, 2010
Place of Death: St. Francis Emergency
Circumstances of Death: Poss Hypthermia
Birthdate: July 7, 1945
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic

Name of Deceased: Nicholas Chaykovsky
Date of Death: Feb. 18, 2010
Place of Death: SFGH
Circumstances of Death: Suicide, Firearm
Birthdate: March 20, 1948
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White

Name of Deceased: Eric Poole
Date of Death: Feb. 19, 2010
Place of Death: Van Dyke
Circumstances of Death: Poss Drugs
Birthdate: Nov. 10, 1951
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black

Name of Deceased: Anthowne Kelly
Date of Death: Feb. 27, 2010
Place of Death: I80 at 4th Street
Circumstances of Death: Hit & Run
Birthdate: Nov. 10, 1989
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name of Deceased: Darby Childress
Date of Death: March 1, 2010
Place of Death: Columbus @ Green St.
Circumstances of Death: Found on Street
Birthdate: Nov. 13, 1955
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Patrick Sullivan
Date of Death: March 14, 2010
Place of Death: IFO Marina Middle School
Circumstances of Death: 
Birthdate: Dec. 24, 1950
Sex:  Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Gary Bjune
Date of Death: March 15, 2010
Place of Death: St. Lukes
Circumstances of Death: App. Natural
Birthdate: July 1, 1965
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: George Schaeffer
Date of Death: March 19, 2010
Place of Death: SFGH ER
Circumstances of Death: Auto vs. Ped
Birthdate: Oct. 26, 1956
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Charles McCue
Date of Death: March 20, 2010
Place of Death: In front of 3368 19th
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: Sept. 19, 1958
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Norman Calande
Date of Death: April 4, 2010
Place of Death: Open lot
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate:  Nov. 13, 1943
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Gregorio Dejesus
Date of Death: April 30, 2010
Place of Death: Homeless Encampment
Circumstances of Death: Decomposed
Birthdate: Sept. 9, 1977
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Chris Patnode
Date of Death: May 1, 2010
Place of Death: St. Francis Hospital
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: Feb. 8, 1962
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Robert Bruns
Date of Death: May 10, 2010
Place of Death: IFO 720 LaPlaya
Circumstances of Death: In Public View
Birthdate: Aug. 3, 1943
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Thomas Ritchie
Date of Death: May 15, 2010
Place of Death: 684 Ellis Street
Circumstances of Death: Poss OD
Birthdate: Aug. 2, 1967
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: John Doe
Date of Death: May 16, 2010
Place of Death: In Car IFO 850 La Playa
Circumstances of Death: Decomposed
Birthdate: Dec. 26, 1960
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Anthony Bouttie
Date of Death: May 17, 2010
Place of Death: 525 Fifth Street
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: Dec. 12, 1949
Sex:  Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name of Deceased: Gregory Melancon
Date of Death: June 1, 2010
Place of Death:  IFO 121 7th Street
Circumstances of Death:  Found Down
Birthdate: July 19, 1954
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Alvaro Aguilera
Date of Death: July 1, 2010
Place of Death: Sidewalk
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: Feb. 13, 1954
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Paul Schneider
Date of Death: June 18, 2010
Place of Death: St. Francis Hospital
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: Dec. 29, 1963
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Jane Doe
Date of Death: July 16, 2010
Place of Death: Parking Lot 2361 Lombard
Circumstances of Death: Jump vs Fall
Birthdate:
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Sean Markoya
Date of Death: July 21, 2010
Place of Death: 1040 Folsom
Circumstances of Death: Poss. Drug Related
Birthdate: May 10, 1979
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: James Strouse
Date of Death: July 23, 2010
Place of Death: 373 Ellis
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: April 20, 1961
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Joseph Swim
Date of Death: July 27, 2010
Place of Death: SW Corner of Baker
Circumstances of Death: Stabbing
Birthdate: Jan. 5, 1977
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Thomas Harley
Date of Death: July 29, 2010
Place of Death: IFO 89 Rizal
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: May 26, 1952
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Thomas Marinez
Date of Death: July 31, 2010
Place of Death: Parking Lot @ 1501 Lom
Circumstances of Death: App. Jump
Birthdate: July 20, 1957
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Michael Ponder
Date of Death: Aug. 28, 2010
Place of Death: North Side of Kezar Stadium
Circumstances of Death: PC 187
Birthdate: Nov. 16, 1956
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Amy Mustain
Date of Death: Sept. 14, 2010
Place of Death: 2032 Mission Street
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: Dec. 16, 1972
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Thomas Race
Date of Death: Oct. 12, 2010
Place of Death: SF General Hospital
Circumstances of Death: Indigent
Birthdate: Nov. 24, 1947
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name of Deceased: Walter Bulger
Date of Death: Oct. 4, 2010
Place of Death: SF General
Circumstances of Death: Indigent
Birthdate: July 8, 1943
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Eric Robertson
Date of Death: Nov. 10, 2010
Place of Death: Fulton & Great Highway
Circumstances of Death: App. Natural
Birthdate: June 3, 1965
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: John Doe
Date of Death: Nov. 14, 2010
Place of Death: Approx. 50 feet south of Midd
Circumstances of Death: Found in bushes
Birthdate:
Sex:  Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Eugene Abernathy
Date of Death: Nov. 20, 2010
Place of Death: IFO 2128 Mission Street
Circumstances of Death: GSW PC 187
Birthdate: Oct. 27, 1950
Sex: Male 
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name of Deceased: Larry Hunt
Date of Death: Nov. 22, 2010
Place of Death: Cyril Magnin at Market
Circumstances of Death: Found Dead Outside
Birthdate: May 25, 1944
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Martin Mullaney
Date of Death: Nov. 23, 2010
Place of Death: IFO Public Restrooms
Circumstances of Death: Public View
Birthdate: April 1, 1960
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name of Deceased: Jessie Wright
Date of Death: Nov. 29, 2010
Place of Death: IFO 520 Montgomery St.
Circumstances of Death: App. Natural
Birthdate: March 2, 1949
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Other


Name of Deceased: Richard Hines
Date of Death: Nov. 29, 2010
Place of Death: Lombard Plaza Motel
Circumstances of Death: Solitary
Birthdate: Aug. 2, 1945
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White

Name of Deceased: John Doe
Date of Death: Dec. 17, 2010
Place of Death: St. Francis Hospital
Circumstances of Death: Natural Death
Birthdate: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian

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