Thanks to the return of Cal students and growing university enrollment, Berkeley’s population is recovering but it’s still below pre-pandemic levels.
The 2022 Berkeley gunfire map
As of Nov. 30, three people had been killed and 15 wounded in shootings in Berkeley this year. There have been at least 41 confirmed gunfire incidents.
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.
A changing Berkeley: 6 maps show how the past decade has remade the city
From population to housing to racial diversity, these maps show how and where Berkeley has changed the most over the last decade.
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.
How Berkeley Unified spent its $24M in COVID-19 funds
Berkeleyside analyzed district data to break down how state and federal COVID-19 relief money was spent.
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.
2020 census: Berkeley is denser and more diverse than it was 10 years ago
The Black population has dropped 13% since 2010, to about 9,500, while the proportion of Hispanic and Asian residents grew, new numbers show.
The 2021 Berkeley gunfire map
Seven of the shootings left people wounded but expected to survive. None were fatal.
Zip code map: Most COVID-19 cases are near Cal or in West Berkeley
Cases are also higher in areas with lower socioeconomic advantages, which has been seen throughout Alameda County.
Here’s what we know about Berkeley’s COVID-19 fatalities
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.
Berkeley had 68 positive COVID-19 tests in one day — but the city won’t explain why
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.