If you would follow this link, you will find some interesting facts.
One of the links on the page shows actual crime statistics from 1950 to 2006. Crime rates hit an all time high in San Diego around 1990, with just over 100,000 major crimes occurring in that year. In the 16 years since that, crime has dropped by about 50%, down to just over 50,000 in 2006. This is despite the fact that in that time the city grew in population by about 200,000 people. From these statistics, it would seem that, rather than warranting your disdain, the police there seem to be doing a pretty good job. Cutting crime in half is a statistic that any politician would love to tout.