Data shows Oakland police are overworked


The Oakland Tribune obtained the data that's being prepared for the chief's strategic plan. It compares the Oakland force to nine other police departments in the state's largest cities. It shows Oakland had 24 homicides per 100,000 residents last year. The other cities had an average of six.

The number of calls for service for an average Oakland patrol officer was 787 last year. In the other cities it was 465.

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