Oakland Crime Rate Soars As City Loses Officers; 33 Burglaries A Day

Thursday, November 29, 2012
By Paul Martin

Phil Matier: Oakland Crime Rate Soaring As City Loses Officers

Sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
November 28, 2012

OAKLAND (KCBS) – Burglaries are up a startling 43 percent in Oakland this year compared to last, part of an ever-growing crime problem in the city.

According to the latest numbers from the Oakland Police Department, more than 11,000 homes, cars or businesses have been broken into so far this year – translating to about 33 burglaries a day. The most popular targets have been cars with more than 5,700 burglarized so far this year.

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