Map Shows San Francisco's Human Waste - 118,352 Cases Reported Since 2011


San Francisco is just one of the cities in California that is a cesspool of dirty needles, trash, and human feces.

Known for its beautiful scenery and booming tech industry, San Francisco has become the resting place for around 7,500 homeless people.

And where do people with no home in a cramped city use the restroom? Well right on the sidewalk of course.

Since 2011, there have been at least 118,352 reported instances of human fecal matter on city streets, Forbes contributing author Adam Andrzejewski reports.

SF's beloved mayor London Breed promised to clean things up when she was first elected however, conditions have only worsened.

In 2018, the number of reports spiked to an all-time high at 28,084. In first quarter 2019, 6,676 instances of human waste were reported in the public way.

OpenTheBooks plotted all reports of human waste since 2011 using latitude and longitude address coordinates of all cases closed by the San Francisco Department of Public Works, putting together an interactive map.

San Francisco's human waste challenge 2011-2019: an interactive map with 118,352 cases.

Check out the full interactive poop map here.

Over the last year, the Department of Public Works instituted a "Poop Patrol" where five teammates were payed $184,000 with benefits to clean up the vagrant poop.

Using the payroll information, Forbes quantified the taxpayer cost of each human waste case last year at $32.75.

Those are some expensive piles of poop.


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