How’s the weather? Despite the hype, Oakland is only slightly warmer overall than San Francisco. The biggest differences are in the summer months when Karl, our advection fog avatar, chills the city an average of five degrees more (and earlier) than Oakland.Nov 27, 2018
Oakland Hoods (The Town) The Oakland gangs in the East Oakland hoods, if the town had gangs, would be in the areas of the old FunkTown, the Murder Dubbs / Twomps, Dirty 30s, High Street, the 50s and Sem City, while the Deep East Oakland hoods would be from the Rollin 100s to Brookfield to…
Human waste was diverted into sewer treatment systems and the lake was dredged a few times. However, smelly algae blooms, and trash and pollution issues plagued the lake throughout the 20th century. By the 1960s, Lake Merritt had picked up its nickname: the Lake of a 1,000 Smells.Mar 23, 2017
Nearly every ethnic group is represented in Oakland, and over 125 languages and dialects are spoken within city boundaries, making it one of the top 5 diverse major cities in the country. It’s also home to the third-highest concentration of lesbian residents in the US; a melting pot within a melting pot.May 27, 2014
1992 The number of Oakland homicides peaked in 1992, when there were 175 homicides. From the period 1987 to 2012, crime declined significantly, but the city continued to struggle with persistently high rates of homicide and violent crime, fluctuating over time.
In the first half of 2021, there have been about 330 shootings causing injuries including death, an increase of about 77% compared with this time last year. Shootings of occupied vehicles and homes increased by 79%, robberies where guns were used are up 57%, while carjackings rose a staggering 104%.Jun 20, 2021
Oakland According to recently released FBI statistics, Oakland remains the Bay Area’s most dangerous city, with a violent crime rate of 19.77 incidents per 1,000 residents. By comparison, San Francisco’s crime rate was 8.47—itelsf a 20 percent increase from last year’s numbers, but still less than half Oakland’s rate.
The most dangerous areas in Oakland is based on data from the local law enforcement agency and when not available, also includes estimates based on demographic data. Eastmont. Population 3,020. Acorn-Acorn Industrial. Population 2,274. Webster. Population 3,681. Fitchburg. Hoover-Foster. Hawthorne. Foothill Square. Fremont.
Oakland is the tenth most dangerous metro city in the country with a crime rate nearly four times higher than the national average, according to the report from SafeWise, an independent safety and security company. Only cities with populations of 300,000 or higher were considered.Apr 25, 2019
Oakland has a large geographic area, relatively low population density, high poverty level in some areas, and small retail/business tax base. All this leads to public departments that are stretched thin, with reduced services for street sweeping and garbage pickup.Jul 27, 2017
The Poverty Rate across the state of California is 15.1%, meaning Oakland has a meaningfully higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of California. Poverty Rate in Oakland, California. City Poverty Rate Oakland 18.7% Piedmont 4.9% Pleasanton 4.3% San Leandro 11.1%
Oakland is in the 13th percentile for safety, meaning 87% of cities are safer and 13% of cities are more dangerous. The rate of crime in Oakland is 54.38 per 1,000 residents during a standard year. People who live in Oakland generally consider the northeast part of the city to be the safest.
With a population of 433,031 as of 2019, it serves as a trading center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay Area, the whole of Northern California, and the fifth busiest port in the United States of America.
Crime is something Oakland is known for, and not in a good way. According to areavibes.com, it ranks as the most dangerous place to live in Oakland, with a violent crime rate that’s 692% higher than the national average and a property crime rate that’s 391% higher than the average.