Oakland Homicides 2013
40 homicides(most recent article) as of mid May 2013.
2013 is already off to a bad start. Like 2012 I will update the homicide rate as they happen so bookmark this page.
2012 Final Murder Count
131 murders as of December 31st 2012.
Since robberies and murders have gone way up it may be a good time to buy some Pepper Spray online.
2012: 131 Homicides
2011 Homicide Count: 110 deaths
2010 Murder Rate: 95 deaths
2009 Murders: 104 murders
2008: 116 homicides
2007 Killings: 120 deaths
2006 Murders: 145 homicides
Record Killings 1992: 175 deaths
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 629 Police Officers in October 2012. Which is a 10 year low and down from a high of 837 officers 4 years ago.
We are expected to dip to 612 by the end of the year.
Not very good timing considering crime is up 20%.
But come January we’re expecting a new class of about 40 cadets to graduate from Oakland’s Police Academy.
Facts about The Oakland Police Helicopter.
Oakland Crime Maps
San Francisco Homicide Rate:
2011 Murder Count: 50 deaths
2010 Homicide Count: 50 deaths
San Jose Murder Rate Rising:
2011 Murder Rate: 41 deaths
Berkeley Homicide Count:
2011 Homicide: 1 Murder
2010 Murders: 5 Murders
Oakland murders in 2012 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.
- oakland homicides 2012 (288)
- oakland murder rate 2012 (174)