UPDATED: Oakland Homicide Rate

oakland police badge icon Oakland 48 Homicides as of mid July 2014.
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Bookmark and check back here, this article is updated per murder. 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) anymore.
San Jose 19 homicides (Mid June)
San Francisco 18? Homicides (Early July)

Do you think Oakland needs a youth curfew?

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Robberies(highest in the nation) and murders have gone way up.

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: 110 murders
2008: 125 homicides
2007: 127 deaths
2006: 148 homicides
1992: 175 deaths Oakland’s 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.

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San Francisco Homicide Rate:
2013: 46 killings
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:
2013: 44 killings
2012: 46 murders
2011: 41 deaths

Berkeley Homicide Count:
2011: 1
2010: 5
2009: 6
2008: 8
2007: 5
2006: 4


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

Oakland Police Department buildingIt’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.


  1. Dat OneBrawd says

    R.I.P to the people lost
    Women, children, men and there families….
    We need to come together and spread love
    Not ignorance and hate

  2. Jessica Eiko Hollie says

    Way to fear mongering. We don't need a youth curfew, we need schools to stay open and permenant jobs. That will decrease crime. Howard Jordan and Jean Quan haven't done anything with the 100 block scenario, including informing people of where this supposed 100 blocks is. Larry Reid has been "tough on crime" since the stone ages when he was voted in, but his district continues to be one of the most crime ridden areas. More police does not mean less crime. We are not all criminals.

  3. Erin Leigh Oliver says

    Haven't you realized Poverty = Crime.What is a curfew going to do? Maybe if it didn't take 45 minutes for someone to show up to a 911 call or maybe if the city didn't spend over 5 million dollars shooting tear gas at peaceful protestors they could have been helping people.

    People will do what they have to put food in their mouth, a roof over their head, and the lights on. When you guys get that and stop BS'ing about a curfew instead of the REAL issues then stop fronting.

  4. Charlie Zolan says

    Obama could help if he cared as much about Oakland as he does his useless investments like Solyndra. Tell Obama to bring those shovel ready jobs he used to talk about to Oakland.

  5. Ti'Isha Edwards says

    not when it come to children. They need a curfew to learn how to govern themselves when they become adults.

  6. Ti'Isha Edwards says

    alot. I have been an oakland resident since 1973 and we had a curfew given by my mother. Be home before the street lights come on. I was not allowed to hang out after dark.

  7. Daniel Shelkofsky says

    As a west Oakland resident, the systemic nature of the problem is painfully clear. Poverty, lack of jobs and educational incentive, and a violence-obsessed media culture is what keeps the block so damn hot all the time. Crooked police don't help…

  8. Loveable Lalastaybossy Hatter says

    This is the worst story I have watch in a long time.. this reminds me of slavery when the owners of slaves will beat the ones for reading, or looking them in the eye.

  9. Mikey Mack says

    you think a curfew is going to keep a 15-17 year old killer inside? I don’t think so. By age 12 these children have already mastered the art of eluding the police. I know for a fact that it would cause trouble for teen parents working late to provide for their families or childern. i know it would give the police a reason to stop everyone that “fits the description” what we need is gun control, not the type that makes things harder on registered owners or make it harder to obtain a legal weapon. truth be told this crime in oakland isn’t being commited with legally owned weapons. theres mass killings going on daily in inner city areas its not headlined because it isn’t a school or an airport. Is the true problem the age? Or how easy it is to access guns and how quickly they get released after being caught with them?

  10. R.I.P Vell says

    People need jobs so they can stress less and support their families.When you don’t have a roof or food to eat,you do dumb and hateful things.js

  11. TAGGUUIITT says

    My Grandpa and my Father died one 33 other younger than in his twenties they died in the streets both from gunshot wounds diff years diff crimes but they died the same way lost blood from left leg artery not includung other family i lost to guns it is what it is and whats its go be STILL LOVE MY CITY REGARDLESS THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE IT

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