Phil Matier: Report Slams Oakland Mayor Quan’s ‘100 Blocks’ Plan

OAKLAND (KCBS) — A new report by the non-profit Urban Strategies Council is highly critical of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s so-called “100 Blocks” plan to cut crime.

One of the main points of contention is that areas outside the 100-designated blocks, where the mayor said 90 percent of the violent crimes in Oakland occur, are in need of just as much attention.

The Council, which used Oakland Police Department data, said in the report that 90 percent of the violent crimes occurred in more than 1,300 of the city’s 6,500 blocks over the past five years.

The report also found 17 percent of the city’s violent crimes occurred in the 100 most violent blocks over the five-year span.

Whether or not Quan plans to revise her plan remains to be seen. The mayor’s office and city manager’s office did not respond to requests for comment as of Monday afternoon.

Phil Matier Reports:

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