Oakland gets grant for crime tracking system

December 11, 2009 7:47:20 PM PST
The city of Oakland is getting a federal grant of more than $1 million for a computerized database to track crime trends across the city.

COMPSTAT has helped reduce crime in Los Angeles and New York.

San Francisco is implementing the system too.

Police will use the information gathered from COMPSTAT to fine tune how they combat crime.

Oakland is also getting $250,000 to buy a GPS system to track all city-owned vehicles.