Angry residents renew call for bar crackdown in Pacific Beach

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SAN DIEGO- Crime rates in Pacific Beach have spiked to the second highest in the city of San Diego, and many residents blame the high concentration of bars.

"There are stabbings, [robberies] and this is happening now!" said an angry man at the Pacific Beach town council meeting Wednesday night.

The city has taken no action on the issue of tightening bar controls for the last five years, and residents at the meeting said they were angry that they are still dealing with fights, shootings, and  sexual assaults – all problems they blame on the proliferation of bars in the neighborhood.

"I have two daughters and they don’t feel safe walking down our streets in PB after 10 p.m.," another resident told the town council.

No policy change is on the horizon, but residents said they are going to start holding city leaders accountable for inaction.