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1. City Attorney John Russo and Police Chief Anthony Batts say in a new report that the North Oakland gang injunction has been successful in part because drug arrests in that region of the city have plummeted nearly 70 percent, the Chron reports. However, the report also notes that some violent crimes, including assaults and robberies, have increased slightly. In addition, a drop in drug arrests does not necessarily mean that drug crimes have decreased. The report also notes that the city has spent a total of $761,128 to press the North Oakland injunction and the proposed one in Fruitvale in court — money that opponents say could have been better spent elsewhere.