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Does Ceasefire Work?

Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 @ 7:59 PM

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.