The Berkeley Scanner has created a comprehensive interactive gunfire map so you can stay informed about shootings in the city and your neighborhood.
As of Feb. 10, Berkeley has had four shootings in 2024 with two men wounded.
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 just one shooting in Berkeley as of this time last year and no one was hurt as a result. The first injury shooting did not happen until March 2023.
Read more about shootings in Berkeley.
There may be 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.
2024 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 much 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.
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.