Less than five percent of all 2019 police service calls in Oakland involved violent crime, a new study shows. [...] In fact, using only aggravated assaults (as opposed to simple assaults) as violent crimes, the number drops to 1.8 percent. [...]
Another 12 percent of calls were related to traffic. And almost 11 percent of the calls were for "disturbances," which include noise complaints. Again, an area that doesn't always require a highly paid armed officer.
And yet, 50 percent of the city's budget goes for the Police Department.
Also, water is wet.