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Old 10-06-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Fremont and Richmond.

18montclair, we all know the bay is a paradise and all, but **** oakland and ****.
Oakland is actually my favorite part of the Bay Area.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I still have no response to post #21.

People who arent accustomed to the hood really wounldnt understand hence some of these responses.

Im just saying that lots of people like it there-even some with money.

And just because an area is hood doesnt mean its not vibrant. Although I will admit that outside of California and NY, I havent seen any hoods that are actually livable.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:17 AM
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Location: Oakland
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If those are from the thread on another site, you have to be careful. Some of the data is old which skews the calculations and the comparison.

For example, San Diego and Sacramento are only current through mid to late August, while Fresno is through last week. I know Sacramento and San Diego have had murders in the last 6 weeks which would increase their rates shown.

So its hard to compare the cities using data that covers different dates.
Those are from another site, and no they aren't completely up to date... They're all from within the last month or so. Some of those rates will be a little higher by now, but they aren't too much different, so those numbers still give you a decent overall picture.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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But to brand an entire city is quite idiotic, wouldnt you say?

I mean, yes there is crime, but do you honestly think that's all there is to any city? I mean, let's get real.
Well getting "Real" to this.. every city has crime.. oakland tho has huge major crime problem for a city its size thats what i'm saying.. and sure every city does have a ghetto, and if they dont in the long run they will.. newer parts turn to old parts.. oakland is a very pretty city however..

I still say stockton is the worst tho... aghhh
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: yeah
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People don't know **** about Oakland. Its bad parts are really bad, but the plentiful nice areas will blow your little minds. Stop being ruled by your TV.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I really don't see what people are saying about Oakland any different than what they say about other high crime cities like New Orleans or Miami. They are known for crime and poverty for good reason but yes they also have nice, safe areas. Oakland is not the only high crime city in America with nice parts to it.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Those are from another site, and no they aren't completely up to date... They're all from within the last month or so. Some of those rates will be a little higher by now, but they aren't too much different, so those numbers still give you a decent overall picture.
It does shift some of the positions around.

For example, San Diego is now up to about 42 or 43 murders this year which would make its rate higher than San Jose, with San Diego at about 3.3 or 3.5.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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From my perch on the east coast I always hear bad things about Oakland.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i dont know that any city on the coast is 100% evil
probably 3 worst areas i know are
hunters point and 3rd ward and pink palace in san francisco.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle are all cities that come to mind for me at least.
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