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.

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.