Oakland's violent crime rate drops. City officials credit several crime prevention programs and neighborhood groups. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Violent Crime Drops In Oakland, Gang Programs And Neighborhood Groups Credited

Successful gang interventions and an improving economy are among changes Oakland city officials are attributing for a dip in violent crime.


Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Richmond Homicide Rate Drops Dramatically

The police department is working with the community to better involve them in policing the city.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Dueling San Jose Meetings Focus On Rise In Crime

While San Jose city leaders held a “study session” on the growing number of crimes in the city, police unions took to a local neighborhood, offering concerned residents crime fighting tips.


San Jose Police Car (CBS)

Violent Week Continues In San Jose; Police Blame Staffing Cuts

There are growing concerns following yet another homicide in the city on Tuesday night, the 31st so far this year.


San Jose Police Car (CBS)

Gang Prevention Team Mobilizes In San Jose After Drive-By Shooting

The victim, 21-year-old Victor Mendoza, was gunned down in what police call a gang-related shooting.


San Francisco Police at the scene of a Visitacion Valley shooting on July 30, 2012. (CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: SF Visitacion Valley Kids Find Shelter From Violence

In this KCBS Cover Story, Jeffrey Schaub reports that a youth center is hoping to provide some shelter and guidance for the neighborhood’s youth.


Police Sirens

San Francisco Police Conduct Citywide Sweep, Arrest 68

San Francisco police arrested 68 people on Wednesday in a citywide sweep targeting people on parole or probation who had outstanding warrants.


Accused killer Binh Thai Luc and the scene of five murders at 16 Howth Street in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Slayings Suspect Avoided Deportation, Victims Identified

The man accused of murdering five people in San Francisco on Friday was set to be deported from the U.S. in 2006 but ended up staying after Vietnamese authorities failed to provide travel documents for him.


An Oakland Police Cruiser.

2 Killed In Separate Oakland Shootings

Two people were killed in separate shootings in East Oakland early Sunday morning, an Oakland police officer said.


An Oakland Police Cruiser.

Rash Of Homicides Hit Oakland

Six homicides have been reported in the city since Friday.




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