Murder Rate

An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: The Bay Area’s Unsolved Murders

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — New FBI data reveals that more than half of the murders in the Bay Area in recent years remain unsolved. Most of those unsolved murders are clustered around areas such as […]


Oakland police chief Howard Jordan looks on during a press conference on October 26, 2011 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Grapple With Deadliest Week In Recent Years

The city of Oakland has seen seven homicides in as many days.


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.


Oakland shooting, Jack London Square

2010 California Homicide Rate Drops To 44-Year Low

A new report by the California Department of Justice shows that the homicide rate last year dropped to its lowest level in more than four decades.