Monthly Crime Stats - March 2022

The monthly crime statistics for March 2022, for beats 12Y and 13X, are now available on http://rockridgencpc.com,  under Resources > Crime Stats and Maps > Rockridge Crime Trends 2021-2022.  Here’s a direct link to the page:  

https://tinyurl.com/y9yyke8v

Here’s a direct link to the document:

https://tinyurl.com/y9f8h64j

As far as I can tell, the city’s data feed has stabilized.  There were minor differences between February and March, but there were 104 reported crimes in our 2 beats in both months.  The major changes were in property crime – up by 10 reports in 12Y, down by 4 in 13X.  Auto related property crime was down by 9 in 12Y and almost identical in 13X.  Quality of life was up in both beats by 3-5 reports, mostly vandalism.  You can see the summary in the document.

12Y had one incident with multiple charges, including robbery (a crime against the person) and grand theft.  13X had one incident with multiple charges, one for assault with a deadly weapon and one for DUI relating to alcohol or drugs.  These incidents are listed twice but only counted once.

Monthly Crime Stats - January and February 2022

The monthly crime statistics for January and February 2022, for beats 12Y and 13X, are now available on http://rockridgencpc.com,  under Resources > Crime Stats and Maps > Rockridge Crime Trends 2021-2022.  Here’s a direct link to the page:  

https://tinyurl.com/y9yyke8v

Here are direct links to the documents:

Crime Stats January 2022 (Revised)  https://tinyurl.com/49s7whwz

Crime Stats February 2022  https://tinyurl.com/4857zwjn

I mentioned in the original January crime stats report that I didn’t think the data were complete.  I have never gotten a clear response from the city’s IT Dept. on what happened, but when I checked the February reports, I also downloaded the January numbers again, and I believe that whatever was wrong with the data has been fixed.  Here are the changes I saw:

Crimes against the person – almost no changes in either beat, 1-2 differences.

Property crime – no change in beat 12Y (11), but 13X had 18 records instead of the original 11

Property crime, auto related – beat 12Y went from 26 records to 46, beat 13X went from 5 to 7

Quality of life crime – beat 12Y went from 10 to 20 records, beat 13X went from 1 to 4 records

Other – beat 12Y went from 3 to 4, no change in beat 13X

These are not minor changes, and they made quite a difference.  You can see how the individual numbers changed in the summaries at the head of the 2 stats PDFs.  In general, Property Crime in January increased more than the original January report showed, and Auto-Related Property Crimes increased substantially in 12Y and were unchanged in 13X.  Quality Of Life Crimes were up a few numbers in 12Y and down slightly in 13X, and there were a few reports in the Other category in January and fewer in February.

For the interested, I’ve left the original January report up on the web site, but the year-end graph we produce will only have the numbers from the revised January report.

S.F. Chronicle Article on Oakland Crime Data

A colleague in the study of crime statistics in Oakland shared with me a link to the recent (January 2022) article in the San Francisco Chronicle by Susie Nielson on a recent release of Oakland historical crime data back to 2004.  The article is behind a paywall, but if you have a digital subscription to the Chronicle you can read it online:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Oakland-released-detailed-historical-crime-data-16804838.php

I don't believe it appeared in the paper edition, to which I subscribe - I would have noticed it.  My colleague also sent this graph, which shows a drop below 3,000 crime reports for the entire city for January 2022, and a crime history back to 2004 which makes any monthly number below 4,000 very unusual.