With the intention to decrease sprawl and increase density inside Loop 410, new housing starts and renovation permits have increased since 2010 and far exceeded the 2020 goal by 87% in 2019.
San Antonio's citywide Walk Score has gotten progressively worse since 2010 and raises the issue of a measurement of accessibility that is not limited to walking.
While we did not meet the goal for access to parks and green spaces, there was an 11-percentage point increase in San Antonians who have measurable access between 2010 and 2020.
A steady increase (14 percentage points) between 2010 and 2019 in computer and broadband internet access occurred in San Antonio. This, of course, only shows access, not utility or affordability, which are also critical pieces of digital inclusion. 2020 exacerbated the need for digital access and inclusion to access healthcare, school, work, banking, and more. Disaggregated data shows that 81.4% of African American or Black households are provided computer & broadband internet access compared to 84.6% of Hispanic households and 89.7% of White households.
Housing cost burden has remained relatively flat since 2010, showing an overburden on those who rent versus those who own their homes.
The 2020 Point-In-Time Count, which counts the number of individuals experiencing homelessness on a single night, happened in January 2020 and showed an 11% reduction over 2010, missing the goal of a 50% reduction. The Point-In-Time Count for 2021 was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Tracking child abuse and neglect has proven difficult as it limits the count to reported, investigated, and finalized cases. If a reported case, for example, is not investigated and finalized, then it is not counted in this data. Confirmed victims of child abuse were at 5,999 in 2010 and decreased to 5,373 in 2019. The majority of these victims are under the age of five.
Domestic assaults began increasing in 2014, and in 2019 were at a ten-year high. By 2020, San Antonio had a 43% increase in family violence over 2010. Further SAPD reported 30 deaths in 2020 attributed to family violence.
There was a marked decrease in San Antonio's index crime rate between 2010 and 2020, but the shifts in types of crime are worth noting. Property crime, which includes burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft, declined by 16.6% between 2010 and 2019. Property crime accounts for a majority of crime in San Antonio. Property crime accounted for 92% of total crimes in 2010 and 86% of total crimes in 2019.