Does Ceasefire Work?
This iteration of the Ceasefire Strategy was implemented in October of 2012. Oakland experienced a 28% decrease in murders in 2013 and an 11% decrease in 2014. Murders in Oakland increased by 5% in 2015 while non-fatal shootings decreased by 18%.
Homicides and Non-Fatal Shootings Have Declined Since Ceasefire Implementation
The chart below shows how non-fatal shootings and homicides have fallen in the City of Oakland since 2012. Oakland began to see a reduction in shootings and homicides in 2013 and 2014 when Ceasefire was fully implemented.