Counted: An Oakland Story is a yearlong look at the people lost to Oakland’s violence. During 2017, a team of Snap Judgment producers, together with Oakland activists and parents, learned about Oakland’s homicide victims, their families and communities.
"I just broke down on my knees and I was telling God I was sorry. And I was telling my brother I was sorry in the same note."
Click on this map of Oakland to see where people were killed in 2017.
In Memory of:
77 people were killed in Oakland during 2017. The goal of this project is to remember them.
Local organizations respond to people affected by violence in Oakland daily. Read more about them below and visit their sites to learn how you can help.
During our reporting, we came across dozens of people responding to families of homicide victims and vulnerable communities in Oakland.
Visit the gallery for images of our reporting throughout the year