Alameda County Violent Crime Factsheet 2001-2010

Released: September 26, 2011

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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 ten-year period Oakland contributed on average 77% of the murders in the County.