In 2011, Oakland experienced a number of changes in crime patterns when compared to previous years. Overall, reported violent crime in 2011 was almost identical in volume to 2010 with 6,805 reports, while property crimes saw a 5.4% increase over the prior year, up to 25,995. Major changes in citywide indicators included a [...]
These maps represent crime reports that have been aggregated to police beats for a number of key crime types including robbery, shootings, burglary, property and violent crimes as well as homicides. Like most measures of social outcomes and neighborhood indicators, crime is not evenly dispersed across the city, so a citywide average does not speak [...]
This report presents the available data on homicides occurring in Oakland in 2010 and is made possible through the detailed data maintained by OPD's Homicide Branch. Urban Strategies Council has been producing these reports for several years and we'll be updating this new site with our historical reports very soon too.
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. Over the [...]
The Council founded and staffed the Reentry Health Task Force, releasing report in 2008 with data and recommendations on the health needs of people returning from incarceration.
There are 325 stores in the City of Oakland that sell liquor. With a population of 411,775 residents, that means that there is one liquor store for every 1,267 people. The citywide picture is very different across Oakland’s neighborhoods. Below are maps and tables which tell the story of liquor stores in different neighborhoods. One [...]
The Council facilitated the development of the Alameda County Re-entry Network Strategic Plan 2008-2012 outlining goals, objectives, strategies, activities, and timelines to create a system to address the needs of the formerly incarcerated in Alameda County.