84 homicides as of the mid November 2013.
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Oakland Crime Rates
2012 Final Murder Rate 131 murders as of December 31st 2012
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
In response to a few comments saying we don’t need a youth curfew and that it won’t help with the problem. It would help greatly.
What kid under 18 should be out past 10pm on any given night? Most of the killings and robberies are from people under 18.
Some say we just need after school programs? How would that benefit 11pm on a Saturday night?
Or more jobs? Easy to say but where do jobs come from? Thin air?
Why would any smart company move into Oakland? So that their employees can get robbed walking from the office to BART?
And if another company did move in offering 10,000 positions how many of those would be fillable by some 17 year old killer with no skill set?
Oh so now you say we need more schools? More schools won’t make someone learn. It won’t stop them from doing what they are doing. Anyone who wants to learn can and will.
I work in the IT field and did not go to “school” for it. I learned on my own on the internet.
I too am from the Oakland Unified School District and dealt with over crowded classrooms.
Parents are the issues, morals are the issue, lack of police to stop these people without parents or morals is the issue.
So you can pretend poor Oakland and it’s lack of schools and jobs but the real issue is the residents of Oakland at this time period don’t value human life, couldn’t work a job if they even wanted one and wouldn’t attend after school programs if they were available.
I love my city, born and raised here and seen it through a lot of tough times. This is not about negativity. My entire site is promoting Oakland. Take a look around.