2011 Oakland Crime Review

Released: April 2, 2012

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In 2011, Oakland experienced a number of changes in crime patterns when compared to previous years. Overall, reported violent crime in 2011 was almost identical in volume to 2010 with 6,805 reports, while property crimes saw a 5.4% increase over the prior year, up to 25,995.

Major changes in citywide indicators included a drastic jump in assaults with a firearm [245(a)(2)] up 25.5% in 2010, and up 27.6% compared to the previous five-year average. Domestic violence saw a marked drop of almost 20 percent, which is the unusual due to the fact that domestic violence is the only crime benchmark that typically increases with high unemployment levels.Likewise, reported incidences of rape were down 26.3%, and both drugs and prostitution saw large drops of 43.4% and 16.8%, respectively.