Oakland’s 90-Day Crime Prevention Plan Disappoints

OAKLAND (KCBS) – Oakland’s so-called 90-Day Plan, the latest aimed at fighting crime in the city, hasn’t worked as well as officials had hoped, that according to a new report.

The plan was supposed to be a violence suppression strategy focusing on dangerous people in some of Oakland’s worst neighborhoods. But a new report by the Oakland Police Department shows that, while it cut crime in some areas, in others there were disturbing spikes.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

In parts of East Oakland, murders were down, but assaults were up. In West Oakland, robberies were down 16 percent but burglaries jumped 41 percent.

In other areas of the city, overall crime jumped 25-35 percent.

Anti-crime activist Todd Walker said that resources are being misplaced.

“What’s that going to do, 90 days? How many murders are we going to have in those 90 days? We’re up to 60 now,” Walker said. “We had the 100 block program going and we still had 60 murders.”

According to the report, robberies continue to be a citywide problem with most of the crimes occurring near Bay Area Rapid Transit stations and bus stops on heavily traveled thoroughfares like Telegraph, Broadway and International Boulevard.

iPhones and laptops are being targeted in many of those robberies.

Results of the report are expected to be presented to an Oakland City Council subcommittee on public safety on Tuesday night.

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