Thefts of certain Hyundais and Kias have skyrocketed in Berkeley following a TikTok challenge showing how easy it is to steal them.
Berkeley crime on the rise following pandemic ‘anomalies’
The overall total number of violent and property crimes in 2022 was “the highest in the past 10 years,” Interim Police Chief Jen Louis told the City Council in a special meeting this week. “Berkeley continues to have one of the highest property crime rates in our region.”
Berkeleyside interactive maps: Cyclist and pedestrian injury crashes in 2021
According to BPD, 145 people sustained moderate or serious injuries in 141 crashes in 2021 involving cyclists or pedestrians. Five others died.
New Berkeley police ‘transparency hub’ website brings more BPD data to light
How many police calls involved homelessness or mental health? Are arrests up or down compared to last year? You now have a way to find out.
8 people died in Berkeley crashes in 2021, overall collisions were up 34%
It was the highest number of traffic deaths the city has seen since at least 1984, the Berkeley Police Department found.
Officials vow to increase police staffing, with available officers at historic low
The pledge came amid a lengthy discussion on the annual crime report, use-of-force and police stop data, traffic collision statistics and more.
Police should track mental health, homeless calls better, new audit says
The 80-page analysis — the first known assessment of its kind — was published Thursday by city auditor Jenny Wong.
‘Alarming’ crime uptick brings local leaders together for Zoom town hall
“We must employ a variety of tactics to deter, intervene and investigate crimes,” West Berkeley Councilmember Terry Taplin said during Wednesday’s Zoom.
Cyclists report armed robberies of bikes while riding in the East Bay hills
“Our community needs to be made aware,” said a cyclist who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is underway.
Police investigate robbery series that started in mid-March
Berkeley Police Chief Jen Louis said detectives have “some very promising investigative leads” and that she’s put extra officers on patrol.
Annual crime report sees shootings rise for the third straight year
The 2020 Berkeley crime report shows that shootings have risen as other crimes have dropped.
Berkeleyside interactive maps: Cyclist and pedestrian injury crashes in 2019
In recent weeks, Berkeleyside has been crunching the numbers for 11 months of injury-crash data from the Berkeley police. We’ve created interactive maps and pulled out highlights. Dive into the data.