Oakland’s mayor claims crime drops, but omits robbery and home-invasion increase

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao rejected suggestions Tuesday that crime is on the rise in her city.

"Actually the numbers are down, so I'm going to push back on that," Thao said on KTVU's Mornings on 2. "We're seeing that crimes and homicides are all trending down, everything."

Citing Oakland police stats, Thao said crime in many categories over the past couple of months is down compared to the same time in previous years, especially in business districts with concentrated police foot patrols and crime suppression teams.

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