It just occurred to me it’s been a while since I did this.
As of September 3rd:
Here’s what Jean Quan has to say about the numbers in her most recent newsletter:
For Oakland these crimes reached a high in the early nineties and declined until a trend up in the last two years. In recent months these crime stats have been decreasing or are relatively flat now including murders. In the last two years rising murders mostly reflect young men involved in gang and/or drug crimes or women victims of domestic violence. Encouragingly since the reorganization of the police 6 months ago, most quality of life crimes have declined except for Assaults which we believe reflect more reporting of domestic violence crimes.
FYI, the number of reported domestic violence aggravated assaults increased from 353 last year to 354 this year.