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Crime in Oakland, CA, United States

Crime rates in Oakland, CA, United States

Level of crime
73.66 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
58.04 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
66.67 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
66.23 High
Worries car stolen
61.84 High
Worries things from car stolen
73.25 High
Worries attacked
56.48 Moderate
Worries being insulted
56.14 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
39.04 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
77.63 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
76.34 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
70.18 High
Problem corruption and bribery
42.54 Moderate

Safety in Oakland, CA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
54.39 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
21.05 Low

Contributors: 57

Last update: December 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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7 Comments so far

#Todd on Nov 12, 2018 :
Oakland itself really is a shithole. Most areas are old, run down and either somewhat unsafe or very dangerous. San Francisco is moving in the shithole direction as well. Although not nearly as unsafe, there are some unsafe areas, and cars get broken into on a constant basis. In San Francisco there are many "street urchins", who just stick to the sidewalk in busy areas, with festering garbage and often used drug needles strewn about. They are often passed out in their filth. In the financial district the metro escalators often break down because these peons constantly shit on them at night... the gears get "gummed up" and break the escalators. There's even a shit map for the city that highlights which sidewalks are the worst. Just Google San Francisco pop map. However, 15 minutes east of Oakland, near walnut creek and Pleasanton is very nice and safe.
#Jed on Mar 15, 2018 :
Lots of cool culture but this is all ruined by the fact that Oakland is super dangerous. One time I left my car alone for five minutes in broad daylight and when I came back the window was open and everything was stolen. Craphole city
#Bill on Feb 16, 2018 :
A cesspool of a city that’s dirty, disgusting and out of control. The people are animals with no care for the value of human life. Drop an Nuke on it already and get it over with!
#Anonymous on Nov 04, 2017 :
I grew up and lived in Oakland. Everything you have heard about Oakland is true. There really isn't a "safe place" in Oakland, except if you are in the Oakland hills, but even there, crimes happens. You could be mugged, robbed, Shot, or stabbed anywhere at anytime in Oakland. If you are anywhere on a numbered street, example: 8th st, 20th, 65th, 98th. You are in a very bad area. The area around the Oakland coliseum and west Oakland is VERY bad. The police are very busy, so don't expect the police to come fast when you call because someone robbed you of your phone and bag. Car windows being broken into is a daily, no big deal thing. NEVER! leave ANYTHING!!! in your car. NOTHING!! not a cell charger, Not an empty bag, not a dead cat. They love the rental cars and know that the bar code on the window means money! ANYONE that states " In alot of places in Oakland you are completely safe" is lying or wants to rob you. DON'T LET ANYONE get too close to you or come near you to "ask a question". The closer they are to you, the worst it's going to be.
#Anonymous on Jul 20, 2016 :
Grew up and went to school there.
Certain places cos don't goto at night, but for the most part a cool place to go to.
Lot of culture, diffent food places.
Lake merit beautiful, zoo in the hills, fairyland by the lake Merritt.
Stay away from eat 14st areas in downtown colliseam district other than that it's getting cleaner
#east sider on Jul 01, 2015 :
born and raised and still in oakland...don't get caught on the wrong street and you will be okay in oakland. don't wear blue or red during the cinco de mayo parades in fruitvale district, don't go dissing the asians and the brothers in the funk or the dubs -> 30's. don't go messing with the goons down in the west or in the east....

but for the most part there is lake merrit, uptown, parts of fruitvale, laurel and diamond district etc etc which are not marred by crime
#Chris on Jan 16, 2015 :
Bullshit. I've lived in Oakland for a long time. Sure, the crime is fairly bad in some areas, but in a lot of places in Oakland, you're completely safe. No need to be afraid to come here at all.