The FBI have just released their latest Uniform Crime Reports data for City and County crime reports (FBI site), so we have updated our Violent Crimes in Alameda County fact sheet for 2010.  This brief report presents an overview of violent crimes in various cities in the county from 2001-2010.  This fact sheet is an important tool for stakeholders seeking to implement effective violence prevention programs in their neighborhoods.

Some of the main highlights from the factsheet include:

  • Since 2008, Alameda County’s violent crime rate declined by just 18%, nearly twice the decline seen in the USA and California overall.
  • In 2010 Alameda County’s violent crime rate exceeded the statewide rate by 50%.
  • In 2010 Oakland ranked as the most violent city in California with a rate of 1,529 violent crimes per 100,000 people. (See the Business Times article here for comparisons)
  • Over the ten-year period Oakland contributed on average 77% of the murders in the County.


Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 People from 2001 to 2010 in Alameda County

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In 2005, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors adopted a violence prevention plan, A Lifetime Commitment to Violence Prevention: The Alameda County Blueprint. The Blueprint serves as the county’s guide for supporting and sustaining violence prevention efforts, thereby creating safer communities.  As part of the plan, the county launched the Alameda County Violence Prevention Initiative, which funded violence prevention projects in several target neighborhoods that focused on the youth and reentry populations.

Download the fact sheet below: