94611 covers several neighborhoods that are very different from each other. Piedmont Ave, Piedmont, Montclair and Piedmont Pines just to name a few. When clients ask me if a neighborhood is safe I usually advise them to: 1) check out the Oakland crime website at the location they are interested on. Then, check it out for a neighborhood that they think is very safe and compare them. Then, check out where they currently live, and compare it to that. 2) Drive around on a Sat night and observe. 3) Walk around on a sunny Saturday or Sunday and talk to neighbors. This is easy to do if they are working on their front yards, walking a dog, etc. They will usually tell you what's going on in the neighborhood. That said, I live in 94611 and I'm very happy here!