Berkeley has had 34 shootings in 2023 as well as two fatal police shootings involving BPD officers.
The Berkeley Scanner has created a comprehensive interactive gunfire map so you can stay informed about shootings in the city and in your neighborhood.
As of Dec. 6, seven people had been wounded in shootings in Berkeley in 2023.
One person had been killed, the result of a police shooting at Grayson and Seventh streets in November.
Three of the Berkeley shootings were CHP investigations related to gunfire on the freeway.
The Berkeley Scanner will update this map when new shootings and gunfire take place. Please let us know if something happens in your neighborhood.
There had been 53 shootings as of this time last year. Three people had been killed and 15 wounded.
Read more about shootings in Berkeley.
There are three types of markers on the map:
- Small orange markers show confirmed gunfire calls where no one was hurt
- Large black markers show shootings where someone was wounded
- Large red markers indicate fatal shootings
When police are unable to find a victim, they generally consider a gunfire report to have been confirmed when they find other evidence at the scene, such as bullet casings or property damage.
2023 Berkeley gunfire map: Key features
Click each marker to find basic information about the shooting or gunfire report, as well as a link to more reporting if a story was published about that incident.
The map also shows the Berkeley City Council district where each shooting happened. Click anywhere within the council boundaries to find City Council office details and contact information.
Click the rectangle in the upper left corner of the map to show or hide a list of all the shootings. Click the rectangle in the upper right corner to view the map on Google Maps.
Pro tip: The map is a bit easier to navigate on a laptop or desktop than on mobile devices.
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While Berkeley itself has no gunfire detection system, other nearby law enforcement agencies, including the Oakland Police Department and the University of California Police Department, use these systems to determine whether there was actual gunfire — versus something like fireworks or another type of explosion — and where the shooting was located.
Those systems at times provide useful information about shootings in Berkeley.
In 2022, Berkeley had 57 shootings, which killed three people and wounded 16.
Police ask anyone with information to share about gunfire and shootings in Berkeley to call BPD’s homicide unit at 510-981-5741. In an emergency, always call 911.