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VIDEO: Oakland businesses create ‘no bipping’ zones to bring back customers

on March 26, 2024

In 2023, there were over 13,000 smash-and-grab car burglaries in Oakland, a 23% increase from the year before. The crime is prevalent throughout the Bay Area, where it is known as “bipping.” The burglaries happen quickly and often go unreported, making them difficult to combat. Businesses, especially in downtown Oakland, are also victims, as frequent car break-ins have prompted prospective customers to avoid the city for shopping and dining. In an attempt to reclaim the city and encourage customers to return, business owners have established “no bipping zones.” One entrepreneur told Oakland North the campaign appears to be working.

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