It’s that time again. Our always exciting monthly check-in on Oakland crime stats.
Overall Part I crimes reported in Oakland continue to be down compared to last year, which is always a good thing. And as it’s getting so late in the year, it’s looking at this point like we will end up meeting the Mayor’s goal of a year-end overall crime reduction of 10%.
You may remember that early this year, reported crimes were down dramatically versus 2008 (26% in February, 22% in March, close to 20% in May). That level of drop didn’t last through the summer, but we did manage to maintain double-digit reductions (16% in June, 13% in July, and 13% in September).
And where are we today? Well, see for yourself: