The 10 Safest Oakland, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Oakland are the safest places to live.

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Oakland are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Oakland. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Oakland neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Oakland in 2022? That would be Crocker Highland. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Oakland.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Oakland neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Oakland that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Oakland.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Oakland

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Oakland For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 2,280
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 120
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,296
More on Crocker Highland: Homes For Sale | Data

Crocker Highland Oakland, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 1,751
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 907
More on Panoramic Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Panoramic Hill Oakland, CA

Overall SnackAbility

10
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Population: 1,954
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 43
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,562
More on Forestland: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,543
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 165
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,319
More on Caballo Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,996
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,613
More on Upper Rockridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,530
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 138
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,776
More on Woodminster: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,058
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 209
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,435
More on Chabot Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 4,011
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 128
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,859
More on Montclair: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 4,022
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 128
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,976
More on Oakmore: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,273
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 169
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,789
More on Merriwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Oakland Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Oakland.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 129 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Oakland." We're lookin' at you, Crocker Highland.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Oakland. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Oakland

Looking at the data, you can tell that Crocker Highland is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most California residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Oakland For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Crocker Highland 1,416
2 Panoramic Hill 1,040
3 Forestland 1,605
4 Caballo Hills 1,474
5 Upper Rockridge 1,787
6 Woodminster 1,914
7 Chabot Park 1,644
8 Montclair 1,977
9 Oakmore 2,094
10 Merriwood 1,948
11 Shepherd Canyon 2,026
12 Bartlett 2,104
13 Piedmont Pines 2,580
14 Glen Highlands 2,797
15 Grand Lake 2,553
16 Lincoln Highlands 2,729
17 Montclair Business 2,593
18 Piedmont 2,603
19 Redwood Heights 3,169
20 Lake Merritt 2,656
21 Joaquin Miller Park 3,461
22 Leona Heights 3,408
23 Hiller Highlands 3,507
24 Upper Peralta Creek-Bartlett 3,231
25 Sausal Creek 3,361
26 Highland Terrace 3,491
27 Bushrod 3,466
28 Cleveland Heights 3,782
29 Maxwell Park 3,735
30 Crestmont 3,865
31 Clinton 3,859
32 Claremont 4,066
33 Bella Vista 3,978
34 Harrington 3,593
35 Sequoyah 4,099
36 Peralta-Hacienda 4,079
37 Trestle Glen 4,160
38 Sobrante Park 4,011
39 Golden Gate 4,208
40 Ivy Hill 4,147
41 School 4,116
42 Fairview Park 4,239
43 Paradise Park 4,162
44 Tuxedo 4,276
45 Gaskill 4,329
46 Temescal 4,274
47 Glenview 4,764
48 Durant Manor 4,501
49 Mountain View Cemetery 4,803
50 Adams Point 4,785
51 Eastmont Hills 4,631
52 Upper Dimond 4,680
53 Lynn-Highland Park 4,718
54 Allendale 4,801
55 Jefferson 4,965
56 Hegenberger 4,922
57 Reservoir Hill-Meadow Brook 5,084
58 Sheffield Village 5,176
59 Millsmont 5,178
60 Fairfax 5,186
61 Highland 5,160
62 South Prescott 5,255
63 Golf Links 6,183
64 Santa Fe 5,368
65 South Stonehurst 5,348
66 Old City-Produce And Waterfront 5,571
67 Fairfax Business-Wentworth-Holland 5,257
68 Elmhurst Park 5,399
69 Shafter 6,435
70 Skyline-Hillcrest Estates 6,457
71 Upper Laurel 6,175
72 Saint Elizabeth 5,431
73 North Stonehurst 5,879
74 Piedmont Avenue 6,734
75 Rockridge 7,029
76 Longfellow 6,057
77 Seminary 5,809
78 Oak Center 6,478
79 Oak Tree 5,707
80 Iveywood 6,170
81 Clawson 6,545
82 Patten 5,933
83 Las Palmas 6,188
84 Lakeshore 7,323
85 Woodland 6,896
86 Mosswood 6,940
87 Toler Heights 6,916
88 Pill Hill 6,956
89 Lockwood Tevis 6,436
90 Cox 6,513
91 Laurel 7,385
92 Rancho San Antonio 7,113
93 Downtown 7,489
94 Frick 7,351
95 Waverly 7,591
96 Brookfield Village 7,492
97 Merritt 7,552
98 Dimond 8,143
99 Northgate 8,077
100 Civic Center 8,098
101 Fremont 7,627
102 Chinatown 8,214
103 Bancroft Business-Havenscourt 7,780
104 Hawthorne 7,951
105 Oakland Ave-Harrison St 8,532
106 Arroyo Viejo 7,981
107 East Peralta 8,642
108 Produce And Waterfront 10,841
109 Columbia Gardens 8,581
110 North Kennedy Tract 8,692
111 Mcclymonds 8,710
112 Coliseum 8,832
113 Melrose 9,317
114 Prescott 8,892
115 Ralph Bunche 9,360
116 Arrowhead Marsh 11,953
117 Coliseum Industrial 10,038
118 Fitchburg 9,494
119 Lakewide 10,954
120 Fruitvale Station 10,351
121 Webster 9,631
122 Oakland Airport 10,351
123 Foothill Square 10,480
124 Peralta-Laney 11,307
125 Eastmont 11,472
126 Hoover-Foster 12,744
127 South Kennedy Tract 14,826
128 San Pablo Gateway 13,221
129 Acorn-Acorn Industrial 12,701

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Oakland.

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