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Sun Apr 7, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
What is your question? .
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Best way to find out, besides going to the local police department, is to check sites like crimespotting.org

And since you're on Trulia, they also have a site http://www.trulia.com/crime/Oakland,CA/

Compare these stats with what you see in San Francisco
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Joy Anna Mercedes answered:
That is a good question. Safety is at the forefront of all of our minds--even more-so with the unfolding of this months events on the East Coast. If you would like to discuss this and other real estate/social related phenomenon ---please give a call 510-502-7811. Have a good/safe/fun holiday season. :0) ... more
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_allowed_3_important_facts_to_know_as_a_buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://184.154.226.18/~ebpublis/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:dont-get-steered-in-the-wrong-direction-&catid=7:examples&Itemid=121

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/oakland/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com
http://www.spotcrime.com
http://www.nixle.com/
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_allowed_3_important_facts_to_know_as_a_buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://184.154.226.18/~ebpublis/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:dont-get-steered-in-the-wrong-direction-&catid=7:examples&Itemid=121

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/oakland/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com/
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_allowed_3_important_facts_to_know_as_a_buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://184.154.226.18/~ebpublis/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:dont-get-steered-in-the-wrong-direction-&catid=7:examples&Itemid=121

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/oakland/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com/
... more
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Sun May 19, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_allowed_3_important_facts_to_know_as_a_buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://184.154.226.18/~ebpublis/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:dont-get-steered-in-the-wrong-direction-&catid=7:examples&Itemid=121

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/oakland/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com/
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Craig-

I'd recommend you check out the community and crime maps on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Oakland-California/community-info/

Hope this helps,

Ali, Community Manager ... more
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Euniece Cobbs asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3091865535-11148-Robledo-Dr-Oakland-CA-94603
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Ellen Lynch answered:
I would recommend going on the Oakland Police site: www.oaklandpolice.com I think you can see the breakdown of crime in more detail there. Violent crime is crime where bodily injury occurs: battery (injury without weapons), assault, sexual crimes, murder obviously.

People often make the distinction between violent and non-violent crime. Having your home broken into and nobody hurt is a lot different than a "violent" crime where someone was attacked in the home during the burglary. Sometime violent crimes are committed during a robbery or burglary, and sometimes they stand on their own. Violent criminals are more dangerous in general, for obvious reasons.

I was on the Neighborhood Watch Steering committee in Oakland for a few years and am involved still in neighborhood watch. I strongly recommend checking out the local NCPC (Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council) near you or where you are considering moving/buying property. You can access the list through the City website: www.oaklandnet.com or call the City Council person in the district where a property is..and find out about neighborhood watch, block clubs etc. that meet. The Police attend the NCPC meetings and you can get a ton of info there! Good luck
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Fri Oct 28, 2011
Potentialbuyer asked:
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
Kenneth Lee answered:
The Diamond District is close to freeways, public transportation, shopping and restaurants. The neighborhood's borders are roughly Interstate 580 (MacArthur Freeway) and Highway 13 on the south and north and Fruitvale Blvd. and Coolidge Ave. on the west and east. Some of the more well-known shops and markets in that area are Farmer Joe's Market, Safeway, Peet's, and La Farine Bakery. If you're concerned about safety you'll want to check some crime web sites such as Trulia's Crime Map and CrimeSpotting.org. I've included links to these 2 sites here:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/#!alameda-ca/13/37.80480,-122.17509/Oakland,CA,Ivy_Hill/

http://oakland.crimespotting.org/#hours=0-23&zoom=14&types=AA,Mu,Ro,SA,DP,Na,Al,Pr,Th,VT,Va,Bu,Ar&lat=37.806&lon=-122.270&dtstart=2009-04-27T20:35:28-07:00&dtend=2009-05-04T20:35:28-07:00

The place that you have in mind appears to be close to MacArthur Blvd. which is a major thoroughfare. Major thoroughfares in urban areas tend to experience more petty crimes such as vandalism, theft, etc. so you may see more of those types of activities than if you were further away from MacArthur. My personal opinion, though, is that the Diamond District is a very nice neighborhood especially for first time buyers.
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Sun Sep 18, 2011
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
This is a tough one. You could just move her stuff out and change the locks; however is she aware of how you feel? Would you still want her there if she wasn't abusing? You could try enlisting your landlord's help (she's not on the lease, he could say he wants her out), but then you're making him the heavy here. If she has family or friends, it would seem the kind thing would be to have an intervention and send her to rehab (Teen Challenge takes anyone, regardless of age or ability to pay). Maybe she would be OK when out. Or you could explain part of your "tough love" is going to be putting her stuff in storage while she's in rehab. ... more
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Thu Sep 1, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety concerns, for accurate and up to the minute information contact the local authorities; if unfamiliar with the area, do visit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.... ... more
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Mon Nov 29, 2010
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Hello Sydney,

This is the best site to assist you with the questions you are asking. Good luck and please let me know if I can be of further assistance :)

http://www.crimemapping.com/map.aspx ... more
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Sat Aug 21, 2010
Troy Staten answered:
Like San Francisco you have a wide range of areas some are nice especially the areas by the water and others are rough.

Troy
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Sat Aug 21, 2010
Troy Staten answered:
I think you need to look at the area block by block. There is often a big difference between blocks. Overall the market in a lot of neighborhoods have had a big drop in price and you can often find a place thats really nice but often the places that have sold for really low prices where in poor condition.


Troy
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Fri Nov 6, 2009
Bill & Elijah Fletcher answered:
Jeannie,
That's a great question. I think the best way to answer that question is to direct you to the City of Oakland's crime statistics web site: http://gismaps.oaklandnet.com/crimewatch/default.asp. You can plug in a neighborhood and a time frame and see exactly what happened there. The other thing I would do is talk to the beat cops and to residents about their experiences. The reality is that in a city, any city, there are risks and there are things you can do to lessen those risks. I always advise my clients to visit their prospective neighborhoods a number of times at different times of day, talk to neighbors, police , merchants and visit the crime website.
Hope this is useful to you and best of luck
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Cameron Platt answered:
Adams Point has some good deals right now, and is relatively safe. My girlfriend lives over there and regularly walks home alone from 19th Street BART. It is also very close to Lake Merritt, Grand/Lake, and Whole Foods on Harrison! Let me know if you'd like to find out more about available properties -- there are quite a few on Jayne, Lenox, and nearby streets.

I am sure there are other neighborhoods that could be suggested, but that's where I would buy.

Cameron Platt, JD, CRS
Platt Inc. Real Estate
(510) 261-1661
ccp@plattinc.com
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