Differnt people have different opinions regarding safety, so this is a difficult one to answer. For example someone from New York City might have a very different opinion than someone from Boise Idaho. I would suggest that you talk to neighbors regarding the area. What have thier experiences been? Have they had any issues? I find that neighbors are the best people to talk to when you need to find out information about a particular neighborhood.
You can check out crime stats online for the City of Emeryville at http://www.emeryvillepolice.us/crimestats.html . Take a look at the statistics to see how you feel about the area.
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