Vallejo public, police team to reduce prostitution

Six months ago, Vallejo was drawing hordes of hookers from all over the West. The then-bankrupt city’s threadbare police patrols were overwhelmed, and citizens were furious at the yowling of pimps and streetwalkers hawking their
wares 24/7 in once-quiet neighborhoods.

That was then.

Now the world’s oldest profession is going broke.

Vallejo police and residents have squelched the streetwalker problem so effectively, relying heavily on security cameras and neighborhood watch groups, that most hookers have either fled town or turned to other work.

On any given day in the center of the city – where once more than a dozen streetwalkers would stroll among the Victorian houses, parks and small businesses – now there are maybe two. Or none.

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