The first homicide of the year occurred early this morning, at around 2:30 a.m., as a man of about 30 years old was found mortally stabbed at the corner of 6th and Stevenson. Police arrived on the scene after being called to do a well-being check on the man. This occurs just as uber-popular breakfast place Dottie's True Blue Café is set to reopen shortly at that corner, in the former Passion Café spot, having moved down the hill from Jones Street.

There's no further information about the crime or the victim, who was pronounced dead at SF General at around 3:30 a.m.

This is San Francisco's first homicide of 2012. We hit a total of 50 homicides in 2011, up from 48 in 2010, but way down from the high of 98 in 2009.