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Oakland has 3rd highest crime rate in U.S. CQ Press reports

Original post made on Nov 24, 2009

Oakland has the third-highest crime rate in the U.S. and Richmond has the 14th-highest, according to an annual crime report just released by CQ Press.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 7:16 AM

Comments (11)

Posted by Brad, a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 24, 2009 at 6:25 pm

No surprise ! (Comment deemed inappropriate by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)

Posted by !, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 24, 2009 at 10:07 pm also forgot to mention that crime is also high where democrats have been in office for several years. Oakland, Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, Newark, and the list goes on and on.

Democrats love the welfare state. Welfare breeds continued dependence which breeds unemployment which can lead to crime.

Posted by Curious, a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 25, 2009 at 9:53 am

Hmmm, wasn't it President Clinton who pushed through welfare reform during his term. I do not recall the last occupant of the White House doing anything proactive to further reform welfare or reduce the numbers dependent on the safety net.

Also, isn't the whole "people living their lives permantly on welfare" a bit of an urban legend. Do "!" have any data to support his/her contention that a welfare state really exists? Or is he just against the government providing a safety net to individuals and families who find themselves in financial trouble?

And "!", are you saying cities controlled by Republicans and I am not sure there are many, but let's say Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix are crime free? I believe the data shows these cities have high crime rates also. It is somewhat the nature of the beast.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:12 pm

There are other dangerous cities, they just don't keep track of crime as much. I was assaulted/robbed in downtown Dallas, at 2 pm, during a weekday, with many people present. Nice way to spend a vacation! So yes, Oakland made the list of cities with lots of crime, but if any of you has been to New York, you will know that well, it is wise not to be out and about at night in certain parts - just like in Oakland.

And what about Antioch? Wasn't there an article about the Dugart case, and they mentioned how many sex offenders live there? And what about San Jose? A 12 year old just got shot there this past Halloween, and just go back and read the many crimes/rapes/abductions that have happened there. Oakland is no different than some "safe" places that did not make the list.

Posted by Brad, a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm

My comment wasn't inappropriate, it was the truth. Facts don't lie. Just look at all the big cities in this country. Then look at a city like, say Pleasanton. Low crime rate. What kind of people live here? Need I say more?

Posted by uknown, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 25, 2009 at 4:18 pm

you think i would never drive down 14th street!!!

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 26, 2009 at 9:19 am

"say Pleasanton. Low crime rate. What kind of people live here? Need I say more? "

Did you read the article about the teens allegedly robbed at gunpoint here in Pleasanton? (Vineyard ave)

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Just because a city is considered safe, it does not mean crime is non-existent. San Jose for instance, made the top 4 safest cities! It was in the mercury news. Now that is not credible imo, San Jose has had so many crimes. I know a friend who lives in a quiet San Jose neighborhood, and there was a man found dead in his home (shot). Yet San Jose makes the top 4 safest cities?

Again, Oakland is no different than some parts of San Jose, some parts of New York, etc.

Posted by Annie, a resident of Golden Eagle
on Nov 26, 2009 at 9:46 am

The problem is related to the drug trade. Oakland and Richmond are SUPPLIERS. You can help by eliminating the BUYERS in your city.

Posted by little m, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:32 am

Oakland??? When will they ever learn????

Posted by Realist, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Let's be hones here it's the color of the skin of the people who are doing most of the crimes in those cities. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment]

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 29, 2009 at 10:52 pm

My concern about crime is not about the color of skin. My concern is to bust the criminals and take them off the streets.

How come it's sooooo important to you that you can see the difference between skin colors?

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