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Monthly Crime Stats - June 2022 (revised) and July 2022

The monthly crime statistics for beats 12Y and 13X, covering July 2022, and June 2022 (revised 8/5/22), 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 2 documents

Crime Stats June 2022 (revised)

Crime Stats July 2022

 There is still a problem with the OPD crime reports data feed – the information I get for our 2 beats on the 5th of a month, for the previous month, is absurdly small.  I can only get full information for a month by waiting an extra month for the download; at that point I get what looks like the crime reports I’m used to seeing for 12Y and 13X.  I’m still trying to find someone in the Oakland IT department to report this to.

June was a much busier month than the original report showed.  Crimes against the person were not very numerous and numbers didn’t change much; there were none in 13X in either report, and 12Y reports increased from 4 to 5.  As usual, our primary issue in the Rockridge beats is property crime and vandalism.  General property crime went from 8 and 2 (12Y and 13X) to 23 and 7.  Auto-related property crimes increased from 11 and 0 to 21 and 1; and quality of life crimes (all vandalism) increased from 17 and 3 to 43 and 11!  The total number of reported crimes from 12Y and 13X increased from 40 and 5 (initial report) to 95 and 19.  The original June report included 2 incidents in 12Y with multiple charges (one burglary with attempted vehicle theft and one tampering with a vehicle plus a dangerous weapon and GBI); the revised June report added a 3rd multiple charge incident (auto burglary and vandalism).

I include a report for July, although as usual it is so skimpy that I know the numbers will increase in early September.  The total number of reported crimes from 12Y and 13X for July was 46 and 8, including no crimes against the person in 13X, and only 1 report of vandalism there.  As usual, the high numbers are in property crime and auto-related property crime – low to middle teens in 12Y and 3-5 in 13X.  Small as it was, the July report included 3 incidents in 12Y with multiple charges (fighting/vandalism/deadly weapon, battery on a spouse or date/dangerous weapon, and burglary/possess burglary tools/felony violation of probation).  I expect these numbers to increase in September.

If any reader has contacts in Oakland’s IT department whom I could talk to, please reach out to me.  I’ve fairly definitely established that this data feed is managed by city IT and not by the Police Department.  Last month I suggested that people might not be reporting some crimes (and I believe that may still be so).  But based on what I’m seeing, there’s definitely some kind of delay in populating reported data into the feed.

Monthly Crime Stats - May 2022 (revised) and June 2022

The monthly crime statistics for beats 12Y and 13X, covering June 2022, and May 2022 (revised 7/5/22), 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 2 documents

Crime Stats – May 2022 (revised)

Crime Stats – June 2022

Why are you getting 2 reports?  Because there is a problem with the data feed of reported crimes in Oakland.  When I reported the May numbers in early June, the feed showed 54 crimes for the 2 beats, 36 for 12Y and 18 for 13X.  I thought this was odd and said so.  When I pulled the 90 day feed on 7/5, the numbers for May were 112 reports, 86 for 12Y and 26 for 13X.  That is more than twice the number in the June 5 download!  I’ve been trying to report this problem to someone in the city for an entire month and no one is responding. 

To re-summarize May:  crime in May was not down from April, it was up substantially, 112 reports for both beats against 74 in April.  Crimes against the person were about the same (down a few in 13X).  Property crimes, especially burglaries, increased in both beats, much more so in 12Y (from 19 in May to 38).  Auto related property crimes were about flat in 12Y but increased from 1 to 11 in 13X.  Quality of life crimes spiked in 12Y from 12 to 26, mostly vandalism.  In 13X quality of life crimes were about the same.

And what about the June report?  I include it because it’s there, but the June report on 7/5 included 36 incidents in 12Y and 18 in 13X for a total of 54.  This is absurd, especially since the numbers for 13X include no crimes against the person and no auto-related property crimes!  We should be so lucky.  I expect to republish the June report in early August.

In last month’s report, I said I could only show data on crimes that were reported to the police.  This month’s revision for May shows that you are reporting crimes to the police – the reports aren’t getting into the database in a timely fashion.  I will continue to try to get someone’s attention on this.  If you wish to use this report to complain to someone in the city, feel free.

Monthly Crime Stats - May 2022

The monthly crime statistics for May 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/26phblb3

Crime in May was down considerably from March and April – 55 total incidents for both beats, as against 74 for both beats in April and 104 for both in March.  I still don’t know if there’s actually less crime or a new problem with the data feed.  For May against April, the primary decrease in 12Y was in auto-related property crimes (from 17 down to 8) and quality of life (from 12 to 5).  Crimes against the person were down slightly in both beats but were low to begin with.  Property and auto-related property crimes were up slightly in 13X, which also had (for the first time I’ve seen) zero quality of life crimes.  That mainly means no vandalism.  I will be trying to reach the city’s new chief information officer, Tony Batalla, to discuss this. 

In the meantime, remember that I can only analyze crimes that are reported to the police.   If you think it’s not worth reporting an incident, and don’t call it in or report it online, it will never show up in the data the city publishes, which I analyze and publish here.  And reporting an incident on NextDoor does not count and is not tracked.