It’s that time of the month again! Let’s check in on Oakland crime statistics.
Just like when we looked at this last month, crime continues to be down significantly, both compared to last year and the last few years.
The progress is, of course, very welcome. I can’t help but wonder a little bit about such a dramatic drop in rapes, though. Does that seem weird to anyone else? Just cause, in general, rape doesn’t seem like the sort of crime that would go away so quickly in response to more aggressive or more efficient policing. It makes me wonder if there’s some kind of reporting or recording issue going on there. Any insight into that one from readers would be much appreciated.
The numbers, as usual, come from the Oakland Police Department’s weekly crime report (PDF) and are as of May 9, 2010.