Violence and Stress in Oakland's Neighborhoods

Report by Steve Spiker
August 26, 2015

Urban Strategies Council   (Oakland)

Oakland is a thriving city by many measures, yet some neighborhoods experience conditions of violence that have become so commonplace as to seem unpreventable – even expected. While many areas of Oakland enjoy prosperity and rarely see violence, some neighborhoods are in despair, besieged by those risk factors that have well acquainted them to violence. As part of our work to prevent and reduce violence across Oakland, and to help support more data-driven decision making, we recently developed a 2014 Stressor Model for Oakland.