I get this question a lot from people looking at the low cost of some rental properties in the Oakland area. Safe in this case is a relative term based on what you can afford. Look at this property and others in the area. Then check with the local police. Unfortunate fact of life is that rental rate are is inversely proportional to crime rates in this area. No place is 100 percent safe in a city. Only you know what you consider an acceptable safe area to be. A local realtor can give you all the options relative to the area you want to live and help with locating the data to make an informed decision. Benny Smith
Issues involving crime and neighborhood safety are often best directed to the local police department or the county sheriff's department. They have access to the most current and accurate information and are generally willing to be helpful.