When Montclarions hear about a single crime, they start thinking there’s a crime wave underway. Will my car get stolen too? Is that home for sale a prime target?
Our numbers seem fairly moderate and steady. In the past three months, there were 82 crimes reported for the Montclair core and 352 crimes in the zip code. People just want our stuff.
Within Montclair, some 17 autos were stolen or 21% of all reported crimes. Burglaries represented 22% of crimes, while thefts added 35% to the total blotter. The rest came from assaults, narcotics and vandalism.
Overall, the Montclair police beat contributed about 25% of all 94611 crimes. Given the crime mix in both geographies, we live in a pretty safe place based on official reports.
For more information, visit the Oakland Police Department’s CrimeView site. There you can select crimes by address, landmarks and more. The results can be mapped by crime type as well.