Crime

Community members walk the streets of North Richmond for solidarity in peace after a week of violence. (Photo by Harriet Rowan)

As violence stalks Richmond streets, so does Ceasefire

"Two months ago we were celebrating a low and all of a sudden, it just reoccurred. So now we are all just baffled at what’s going on.”
Some 300 people gathered on Richmond's Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday night to mourn the loss of Rodney Frazier, the 16 year old boy who was killed last Friday. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Richmond unites in prayer for 16-year-old lost to gunfire

Frazier, a Richmond High School student and basketball player, was killed last Friday in a drive-by shooting outside his family’s home in North Richmond. As the outpouring of grief showed, Frazier’s death touched the community...
Eduardo Martinez gives a speech at the Richmond Progressive Alliance office while waiting for the election results to come in. (Photo by Tom Goulding)

Eduardo Martinez: Shy person turned into powerful city councilman

Three minutes past midnight, Eduardo Martinez walks out of the Richmond Progressive Alliance office. He turns around and stares back in. Still no final result. He waves goodnight to his supporters. It’s Martinez’s third time...
Richmond police officers work the scene of the city's second officer-involved shooting in two months. (Photo by Harriet Rowan.)

Detective shoots man in Pacific East Mall parking lot

A Richmond Police Department detective shot and wounded a man suspected of attempted burglary Thursday afternoon in the Pacific East Mall parking lot. The man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries but is...
Homicides in Richmond over the last three years. (Map by Martin Totland/Richmond Confidential)

Richmond police stats show decline in homicides (Interactive Map)

Richmond homicides have plummeted almost 70 percent over the last decade, and recent police data shows that the downward trend continues, with 12 homicides this year, the lowest in over three decades. Police and city...
A poster for Proposition 47 hangs in a window outside of the Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization office in Richmond. (Photo by Shawn Baldwin)

Voters set to reduce numbers of criminals in California prisons

Proposition 47, also known as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” would downgrade six felony crimes, drug possession, grand theft, shoplifting, check forgery, receiving stolen property and writing bad checks.