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Charts: Homicides in California’s largest cities; Oakland homicide detectives’ case loads, wages, overtime

THREE CHARTS
   — Homicides in California’s largest cities
   — Homicide Detective case loads
   — Wages and Overtime for Homicide Detectives

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Homicides in California’s largest cities,* ranked by clearance rate
       
Cities Murders in 2006 and 2007 Murders solved in 2006-2007 2006-2007 clearance rate
Oakland 265 108 41%
San Francisco 186 91 49%
Long Beach 83 47 57%
Los Angeles 875 508 58%
Anaheim 27 16 59%
San Diego 127 76 60%
Bakersfield 39 24 62%
Sacramento 101 70 69%
San Jose 62 43 69%
Fresno 104 78 75%
Santa Ana 49 44 90%
       
*California cities with populations exceeding 300,000. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter. A murder is considered solved, or cleared, when there’s been an arrest or when a case is solved without an arrest, such as when an offender dies. A murder is counted in the year it happened. A clearance is counted in the year it happened. Oakland’s solved murders are estimated.
Sources: Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, California Department of Justice Criminal Justice Statistics Center, Oakland Police Department, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

 


Homicide Detective Case Loads*  
       
Cases cleared by homicide detectives in California’s 11 cities with populations of more than 300,000. Ranked by new murders per detective.
       
Police department Number of investigators 2006-2007 New murders per detective (annual average, 2006-2007) Cases cleared per detective (annual average, 2006-2007)
       
Oakland 10 13.3 5.4
San Francisco 17 5.5 2.7
Fresno 12 4.3 3.3
Sacramento 12 4.2 2.9
Long Beach 10 4.2 2.4
San Jose 12 2.6 1.8
San Diego 24 2.6 1.6
Los Angeles 177 2.5 1.4
Anaheim 6 2.3 1.3
Santa Ana 12 2.0 1.8
Bakersfield did not reply    
       
*Time spent on cold cases varies. Anaheim investigators also work major assaults. Santa Ana investigators also work kidnappings. The number of cases cleared in Oakland is an estimate.
Source:  Oakland Police Department, California Department of Justice, Chauncey Bailey Project research

 


Wages and Overtime for Homicide Detectives    
       
2007 wages for Oakland’s 10 current homicide investigators and their rank among 1,000 Oakland Police Department employees, based on total compensation including overtime:
       
Oakland Police Department’s homicide investigators had an annual base salary last year of $100,576, before overtime, according to city records. This was in line with a statewide average of about $100,000, according to Dennis Kilcoyne, president of the California Homicide Investigators Association. In San Francisco the base wage was $106,990.
       
       
Officer Salary* Ranking Hours of overtime
       
Trevelyon “Tony” Jones $267,935 1 2,214
James Rullamas $246,916 3 1,736
James Morris $232,751 5 1,569
Richard Andreotti $229,054 6 1,652
Caesar Basa Jr. $222,557 9 1,253
Louis Cruz $207,337 19 1,314
George Phillips $206,160 20 1,339
Derwin Longmire $185,304 47 985
Todd Crutchfield $182,330 52 1,071
Gustavo Galindo* $136,609 264 385
       
*Galindo did not work homicide all year.  
Source:  City of Oakland, Oakland Police Department

2 Responses to “Charts: Homicides in California’s largest cities; Oakland homicide detectives’ case loads, wages, overtime”

  1. kelly says:

    looking for info regarding unsloved murder of white women in oakland Ca in 2006-2007

  2. Robert Lynch says:

    Oakland Homicides are “OUT OF CONTROL” Oakland will NEVER get it’s Homicides
    down to an AVERAGE acceptable level!

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