21 Homicides so far in 2014 as of early March.
This article is updated all the time so bookmark this page and get ready for 2014. Let’s hope the rate drops even more.
I think the reason people are getting away with so much crime is because the Oakland Police Department doesn’t fly the police helicopter(ARGUS).
2013: 92 homicides. An improving trend and even a low we haven’t experienced since 2004.
2012: 131 murders
2011: 110 deaths
2010: 95 killings
2009: 104 murders
2008: 116 homicides
2007: 120 deaths
2006: 145 homicides
1992: 175 deaths Oaklands murder record
Be careful with you cellphone! Cell phone theft is on the rise, especially in Oakland.
Cell phones are being snatched right out of peoples hands in crowded public places like downtown and on buses.
Ever wonder how many Police Officers Oakland has?
Well according to this report Oakland has 615 Police Officers in October 2013. Which is a 10 year low and down from a high of 837 officers 4 years ago.
Not very good timing considering all the negative press and increased crime rates.
I think a huge part of the increase in crime over the last few years is the grounding of the Oakland Police helicopter aka the “ghetto bird”. Read more at the link below.
Facts about The Oakland Police Helicopter.
Oakland Crime Maps
San Francisco Homicide Rate:
2012: 68 homicides
2011: 50 deaths
2010: 48 deaths
2009: 45 victims
2008: 98 killings
2007: 100 murders
2006: 86 dead
Richmond Homicide Rate
2012: 18 homicides
2011: 26 murders
2010: 21 deaths
2009: 47 victims
1991: 62 murders
San Jose Murder Rate Rising:
2012: 46 murders
2011: 41 deaths
Berkeley Homicide Count:
Oakland murders in 2013 are on the rise and we have had some very tragic deaths including innocent bystanders, children, a school shooting and more. It’s still too early in the year to tell if we’re on the rise or if it will settle with the new 100 block plan by Mayor Jean Quan.
*Update* Well it seems at this point crime is on a rise and the 100 block plan has been canceled.
Text Updates From Oakland Police Department OPD
It’s simple, just text your zip code to 888777.
That’s it! You’re done! Be prepared to get updates from your local Police Department.
The service is Nixle.
Also there is an app for Android Phones by the name of Scanner Radio Pro that will allow you to listen live to a wide array of Police radio frequencies and more. I use it pretty often.
Popped in Oakland: The Follow Up
This documentary about shootings in Oakland takes you down the rabbit hole into deep East Oakland.