We haven’t heard much lately about crime in Oakland. Maybe it’s because people were distracted with elections or the economy or the budget or who knows what else. Maybe it’s because people lost interest once the spate of restaurant robberies subsided. In any case, I figure it’s about time to check in. So here you go, Oakland crime numbers, 2007 and 2008, as of November 4th.
Consistent with trends over the last several months, property crime is down, total crime is down slightly, but violent crime is up, with homicides hovering roughly even with last year and aggravated assaults significantly higher.