Dellums Deserves Credit for Steep Crime Drop

Mayor Ron Dellums has yet to receive credit for it, but serious crime has been plummeting in Oakland for more than a year now. According to the Chron, March will mark the fifteenth straight month of declines. The Trib reports that serious crime is down across the board. This year, homicides are down 26 percent, aggravated assaults have dropped 31 percent, rapes have plummeted 45 percent, robberies are down 27 percent, and thefts have decreased by 38 percent.

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