San Jose rent-seekers have been hit with a shock price increase to $3,500 a month, the San Jose Police Department has announced.
The price increase comes on top of an increase of about $500 per month for the last three months.
Police say the rent increase is in response to a recent uptick in property crime, which has also forced a reduction in hotel rooms.
The department’s new policy is effective immediately.
The city’s Rent Board has said the rent hike is the result of the increase in property crimes.
San Jose’s rents are the highest in the city and the citywide average of $1,200 a month has grown by nearly 50 percent.
San Diego rents are now the lowest in the country, at $1.15 a month.