The Black population has dropped 13% since 2010, to about 9,500, while the proportion of Hispanic and Asian residents grew, new numbers show.
Berkeley has had at least 35 confirmed gunfire calls in 2021. Last year at this time, there had been 24.
Cases are also higher in areas with lower socioeconomic advantages, which has been seen throughout Alameda County.
Of the cases Berkeleyside has been able to learn about, most of the individuals who have died were Black, male, age 80 or older, or some combination of those demographics.
Last week, the city of Berkeley reported its highest number of positive COVID-19 test results on a single day since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Four people have been killed and at least 10 have been wounded in shootings in Berkeley in 2020. Last year, one person was killed and three people were wounded.
UC Berkeley has seen 47 new COVID-19 cases, resulting mostly from “a series of recent parties connected to the CalGreek system” over the course of a single week, the university reported Wednesday.
Berkeleyside has taken another look at how counties in the Bay Area are sharing COVID-19 data to see how Alameda County and Berkeley measure up.
Construction crews, people in parks, businesses and local churches: There have been nearly 200 shelter-in-place violations reported in the city of Berkeley since March 18.
Some places in the Bay Area have made it easy for the public to see statistics about COVID-19. Other places — including Berkeley and Alameda County — not so much.
A snapshot of key COVID-19 statistics, updated Mondays (excluding holidays) by 6 p.m.
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.