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Oakland Crime

Hikers Make Horrifying Find

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

In something straight out of a hiker’s horror story, a human skull surrounded by beads on a paper plate was found by hikers Wednesday night in the O...

City Comes Up With Revolutionary Idea To Deal With Police Force Cuts

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

Since 2008, Oakland, Calif. has lost 25 percent of its police force to budget cuts. The city has seen three police chiefs since 2009 and an increase i...

Crime-Plagued City Pushes Back Against State Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

California's violence-plagued Oakland is determined to take a more active role in curbing crime, but local officials will first need the governor's ap...

Big Changes Are Coming To Oakland

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 08.08.2013 | San Francisco

The overhaul of Oakland's police command structure will be completed Saturday with the final three of the department's five policing districts up and ...

Most Dangerous Cities In America Defy Crime Trends

Posted 06.15.2012 | Crime

For cities with perpetually high crime rates, 2011 was an especially bad year. An analysis of FBI crime statistics by 24/7 Wall Street reveals that...

PHOTOS: CA's Most Dangerous City Is Right Next Door

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.23.2014 | San Francisco

According to statistics released earlier this month by Federal Bureau of Investigation, cities in Northern California run the gamut from the most dang...

Crime and Safety: Another Reason Why Americans Need to Travel Abroad

Lauren Quinn | Posted 05.30.2011 | Travel
Lauren Quinn

There I was, in the capital of a poor country still bearing the wounds of civil war, filled with gypsies and beggars and busted-up sidewalks, and I was safer than in my American hometown.