Oakland 50 Homicides as of mid September 2014. We’re at a long time low here guys! I’m thinking decades. Latest Murder | Subscribe for year end summary and link to each murder.
We just had a 30 day no kill streak.
OPD sated it’s been over 10 years since we have had a 30 day no kill streak. Since the late 90’s even.
But with the police killing of fleeing home invasion suspect Jacorey Calhoun is our slate still clean? I guess technically we could say yes as this was a police murder of a highly wanted fleeing suspect after a 50 block high speed chase.
There is also Hector Uribe who was shot and killed by a security officer at the Oakland Coliseum Flea Market. They have released very few details on the case other than he may have been breaking into a car and 2 guns were recovered from the scene so this one may also keep the record clean and go down as dangerous criminal rightfully shot and not a homicide.
However because I pay close attention to the topic I have noticed a few bad trends. Many people are still being shot, luckily they are just not being killed. The Oakland murder rates have been so high because of gang wars in Oakland and turf battles but a lot of those people are already dead and in jail so the overall death toll is dropping.
But what about these other shootings? It turns out a lot of innocents are being shot in the legs and arms purposely during recent robberies. So the street criminals that are out robbing people are also shooting them in a manner that will not kill them. And some of these are victims that have already surrendered their possessions and phones.
Random Oakland Shootings
2 Shot for no reason in leg [link]
2 innocents 1 robbery and one no reason [link]
1 shot downtown for no reason. [link]
1 shot in back while fleeing possible robbery [link]
1 robbed then shot in back of head [link]
1 64 year old man shot in shoulder after robbery [link]
1 shot during robbery while fleeing [link]
1 shot while resisting robbery [link]
2 shot in separate robberies [link]
1 shot in leg while resiting robbery [link]
1 recent home invasion robbery no shooting [link]
So as you see there is actually a very dangerous deadly trend on the rise in Oakland. I have only listed a few of the shootings that did not amount to deaths but there are a lot more. The thing I find most alarming is the trend in shooting robbery victims for no reason.
The war on gentrification has gotten dangerous.
While gang shootings, murders and neighborhood violence is dropping, things like car jackings, residential robbery such as burglary and home invasion are on the rise. So basically while the people in the streets have killed off most of the targets and murders rates are indeed dropping, crime on new comers moving to Oakland is still on the rise so be careful.
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.
Oakland Crime Rates
Here are the yearly murder trends.
Note these are obtained from a few sources and some murder totals conflict on various reporting agencies such as FBI vs OPD and local news agencies so I have included multiple numbers for the conflicting murder totals. FBI is included first.
2013: 89 / 92 homicides. An improving trend and even a low we haven’t experienced since 2004.
2012: 127 / 135
2011: 104 / 110
2010: 90 / 95
2009: 104 / 110
2008: 115 / 125
2007: 120 / 127
2006: 145 / 148
2005: 93 / 94
1992: 175 deaths Oakland’s murder record
Oakland Robbery Rates Rising
Robberies(highest in the nation) and murders have gone way up.
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 crowded buses.
If you have an Android phone you can activate Googles built in security to find your phone now.
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.
To add even more funk to the high crime in Oakland you now have just as many police officer suicides as you do police officers killed in the line of duty over the last 4 years. 4 each.
Oakland Crime Maps
Other Bay Area Cities 2014:
San Jose 26 homicides (Mid September)
San Francisco 26? Homicides (Mid September)
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:
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.
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 a bunch of 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.
Be proud of your city and neighbors. Don’t be part of the problem.
Originally Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 5:25 PM
Updated very frequently.