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San Francisco's poop problem explodes on the city's streets and sidewalks

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There have been more than 118,000 reports of poop since 2011

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Poop on the streets has long plagued the city of San Francisco, but the problem has exploded over the past few years as the city's homeless population has surged.

Reports of human feces found on the streets and sidewalks jumped to an all-time record of 28,084 in 2018, up by more than five times the number reported seven years earlier. In 2011, there were 5,547 reports of human waste in public spaces.

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