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Welcome to our Crime Statistics page. Scroll down to find:
- Shot Spotter Reports
- Weekly Crime Report and Other Statistical Data
- Crime Report Archives (or go directly to prior years: 2012, 2011, 2010)
- Part I Crime Statistics - Oakland & Nationwide
- Crime Data Alone Cannot Produce Accurate Ranking Results
If you are seeking more detailed or specific information than you find here, email PDPublicRecordsRequest@oaklandnet.com, letting the Public Records Request unit know what you need.
Shot Spotter Reports
Weekly Crime Report and Other Statistical Data
Weekly Crime Report – The Weekly Crime Report shows totals based on the crimes reported for the previous week.
- Aside from homicides, counts are based on incident, not persons. Crime reporting and data entry can occur a month or more past occurrence of a crime, which can create a false reduction in crime in both property and violent crimes.
- For a more accurate week-to-week or month-to-month comparison, or to compare a report to one from the same time period in a previous year, it is best to select reports issued between 30 and 60 days prior to the current date.
- The only certified crime statistics are those contained in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report (UCR). Since UCR numbers are tallied at the end of each month, they can reflect late reporting and the reclassification or unfounding of crimes.
Crime Report Archive – Weekly and Monthly Crime Reports are archived here.
Crime Mapping – You can request crime data for a rolling 180 days by crime type, a time period, an address, or up to a 2 mile radius. Click the "I Agree" button to get to the Crime Map page.
Any of the following crimes and crime-related categories committed within the Last 180 days can be mapped:
CyberWatch – This subscription service provides automated email alerts of recent crime activity for a desired area of interest.
Citizen Police Review Board Complaints Mapping Application – These maps show potential patterns of complaints over long periods of time by utilizing complaint information collected in CPRB’s database. Use this to learn about complaints made in your neighborhood and the level of services provided by the Oakland Police Department according to citizen complaints.
Part I Crime Statistics - Oakland & Nationwide
Like most other police departments, OPD keeps statistics on specific violent crimes committed in the City. These statistics are sent to the FBI each year, which uses data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States to produce annual publications on the status of crime in the nation.
Statistics are kept on eight crimes, known as Part I Crimes:
To find out more about Part I Crime committed in Oakland or to learn about Part I Crime in other cities or regions of the country, go to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports site. Since 1930, the FBI has been tasked with collecting, publishing and archiving reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by law enforcement agencies across the country.
Crime Data Alone Cannot Produce Accurate Ranking Results
The FBI does not rank cities, counties and states on the basis of crime data alone. Many factors cause the nature and type of crime to vary from place to place. UCR statistics include only jurisdictional population figures along with reported crime, clearance, or arrest data. Rankings ignore the uniqueness of each locale.
Because of its concern regarding the proper use of UCR data, the FBI has the following policies:
- The FBI does not analyze, interpret, or publish crime statistics based solely on a single-dimension interagency ranking.
- The FBI does not provide agency-based crime statistics to data users in a ranked format.
- When providing/using agency-oriented statistics, the FBI cautions and, in fact, strongly discourages data users against using rankings to evaluate locales or the effectiveness of their law enforcement agencies.
The FBI maintains a staff to answer data-related questions and provide guidance in the appropriate use and analysis of UCR statistics. A toll-free Help Line has been established for the use of data contributors. The number is 1-888-UCR-NIBR.
Crime Prevention Resources – Tips on things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community.
Find Your Officer - Did you know that there are officers who focus specifically on your neighborhood? They are the ones to call if you have any problems. This is part of the partnership between the Police Department and the residents of Oakland. We work together to prevent crime and solve neighborhood problems.