Oakland crime is down: Homicides, car break-ins, commercial burglaries

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

OAKLAND, Calif. – New crime data from Oakland police show that nearly all types of reported crime are down in the city for the first five months of the year.

Oakland has so far seen 20% fewer homicides, a 60% reduction in car break-ins, and a 44% drop in commercial burglaries, compared to last year.

The governor’s office said the surge in CHP officers has helped make inroads in fighting crime in Oakland.

The CHP said using analytics from their office and OPD have helped them target specific areas that have higher crime.

Some critics of law enforcement have expressed concern about whether the crackdown will adversely affect minority communities.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.