Detached as he promised to be in his campaign

Crime Dropped Significantly Under Ron Dellums | Politics & Government | Oakland, Berkeley, Bay Area & California | Robert Gammon

DECEMBER 15, 2010 By Robert Gammon

Critics relentlessly skewered Ron Dellums throughout his mayoral tenure for being detached from his job. Some of those criticisms were legitimate. But when historians look back at the ex-Congressman’s four years as mayor of Oakland, they may not be so harsh, particularly when examining violent crime in Oakland.

That’s because there’s no denying the fact that homicides and other violent crimes dropped significantly on Dellums’ watch.Through November 28, homicides were down in Oakland by 19 percent year-to-date compared to 2009. There were 77 homicides through November 28, compared to 95 over the same time period last year, according to police department statistics. Homicides also have plummeted 31 percent since Dellums’ first year in office. In 2007, there were 111 homicides through the end of November of that year.

Source: Crime Dropped Significantly Under Ron Dellums | Politics & Government | Oakland, Berkeley, Bay Area & California | Robert Gammon

Advertisements

Leave a Reply, Disagree, Change the Subject, just COMMENT here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s