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Violent crime is way down in Hayward

violent_crimeDespite the spate of homicides this year and the disparaging comments you can often find below stories about crime in Hayward, violent offenses are down by nearly 15 percent, according to FBI statistics released this week. That’s about on par with decreases seen in the nearest big cities of Fremont and Oakland, although the per capita crime rate is considerably different in all three.

The report only has info for cities with a population of 100,000 or more.

The referenced story gives you all the Hayward info, but if you’d like to compare the stats with other cities, you can look at the FBI report here.

Eric Kurhi

  • Jack

    Maybe so, all I know is you could walk down Mission Blvd day or night 25 years ago. You’d be crazy to do that now.