Downtown Oakland is considered a fairly safe area to enjoy the culture, shopping, cafes, and nightclubs, especially during the day. At night, its best to stick to well-lit and populated streets.
What parts of Oakland are dangerous?
Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Oakland, CAEastmont. Population 3,020. 136 % Acorn-Acorn Industrial. Population 2,274. 136 % Webster. Population 3,681. 135 % Fitchburg. Population 3,052. 125 % Hoover-Foster. Population 4,061. 119 % Hawthorne. Population 3,744. 101 % Foothill Square. Population 1,432. 93 % Fremont. Population 5,889.More items
What is the most dangerous city in the Bay Area?
Oakland According to recently released FBI statistics, Oakland remains the Bay Areas most dangerous city, with a violent crime rate of 19.77 incidents per 1,000 residents. By comparison, San Franciscos crime rate was 8.47—itelsf a 20 percent increase from last years numbers, but still less than half Oaklands rate.
Why does Lake Merritt smell so bad?
In 1930, a Posey Tube-like highway under the lake was proposed. But the only thing that ever really ruined Lake Merritt was all the dirt dumped in the channel between 12th Street and the I-880, which impeded water flow and resulted in the “Lake of 1,000 Smells” nickname.