Lt. Bill Scott of Alameda PD confirmed today that yesterday morning, Alameda Police and the Alameda Community Health Action Team, which consists of police officers, fire inspectors and code enforcement inspectors did a “probation search” at the house in question. Police arrested one man for possession of a “small amount of methamphetamine for personal [...]
We’ve been told that this morning, Alameda PD, with 15 to 20 squad cars and a paddy wagon, officers with guns drawn, automatic weapons and a battering ram raided an alleged meth house on Pacific Avenue. We have calls into Alameda PD to get details.
Here’s a story about a home invasion on the 2000 block of San Jose Avenue that didn’t make it into today’s print edition of the Alameda Journal.
The next logical thing (and easiest, frankly, because the data is already close at hand) is to examine the relationship between density and the relative strength of police agencies in Alameda and other Alameda County cities.
It seems intuitive from our personal experiences in the Bay area that higher density and higher urbanization will bring more crime to Alameda. The FBI, in the forward to their 2007 Crime in the U.S. report lists density and degree of urbanization as one of the factors that influence type and volume of crime. But [...]
This table from the 2007 FBI Crime Report shows that, nationally, smaller cities tend to do better at making arrests for reported violent crimes. At roughly 75,000 people, Alameda would be a Group III city, and nationally, Group III cities cleared 44.3% of reported violent crimes in 2007, compared to 41.8% for Group II cities [...]
In his letter to the Alameda Re-use and Redevelopment Board (ARRA) meeting of September 10th, Transportation Commission Chair John Knox White asserted that “Reviews of the FBI’s crime data show no relationship between density and crime.” But data released on September 15th, and a forward to that data suggest otherwise.