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Old 05-12-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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I know some parts of Oakland are safe and some are not, I was just wondering if this area (william st) is safe, as I would have to walk to the 19st bart station some nights. thank you
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Not bad, use some urban common sense when walking around at night. The streets are pretty busy these days.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:19 PM
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Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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Yea, the neighborhood gets worse on the other side of the freeway, but there's enough happening uptown at night you shouldn't have to worry too much in that area. Like jade said, the same street sense you'd use in any urban downtown across America.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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It's rough.

Check the crime map reports:
Oakland Crimespotting: Map

If you can tolerate it, then by all means, but be educated.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:38 AM
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Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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It's rough.

Check the crime map reports:
Oakland Crimespotting: Map

If you can tolerate it, then by all means, but be educated.
I counted three assaults in three months for the Uptown area on that map, no other crimes (much less robbery or murder). If that's considered "rough", I think you'd want to avoid city life altogether.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I counted three assaults in three months for the Uptown area on that map, no other crimes (much less robbery or murder). If that's considered "rough", I think you'd want to avoid city life altogether.
Exactly, the Uptown area is a very safe downtown neighborhood. Most downtowns are much less safe in most cities.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Within a half mile distance of the apartments there were FOUR assaults, and one armed robbery (which happened at 1:50pm, broad daylight) within the past WEEK. It's not the worst part of Oakland, but it is rough.

Either you're not reading the crime maps correctly, or there is some dishonesty in your methodology for counting violent crimes (like limiting it to only 100 yards from the apartment).

Here's another crime map that should help out:
http://www.spotcrime.com/ca/oakland
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Within a half mile distance of the apartments there were FOUR assaults, and one armed robbery (which happened at 1:50pm, broad daylight) within the past WEEK. It's not the worst part of Oakland, but it is rough.

Either you're not reading the crime maps correctly, or there is some dishonesty in your methodology for counting violent crimes (like limiting it to only 100 yards from the apartment).

Here's another crime map that should help out:
http://www.spotcrime.com/ca/oakland
If you are looking to live in the center of downtown it would be unrealistic to expect a crime free zone. Considering, the day time population of DTO increases by 40% and it is a transit hub, it is going to have more incidents than upper Rockridge.

This doesn't mean you can't live there and go about your business without incident.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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I agree. Living downtown is going to be more rough than living in say Rockridge, which is what I've been claiming all along. But it's nice to be truthful and inform the OP of what the area is really like instead of "masking it", with "it's safe for a downtown".
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:22 PM
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Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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Well, like I told the OP, if you stay on the east side of the 580, you should be fine. I only counted the actual Uptown area, near the 19th Street Station, because that's where the OP would be walking.
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