Oakland also known as The Town is a city situated in California, USA with over 422,000 people as of 2023. Oakland has been seen to be a dangerous city due to its high crime rates, especially in some neighborhoods. Oakland’s danger indicator can be linked to poverty, gang activity, police-community relations, and historical factors, according to Holly Melody’s published article. If there are places in Oakland that are safe and clean, there are also places in Oakland that are dirty and dangerous that you should avoid, as per Money Inc‘s top list.
Worst Places in Oakland: Did Your Place Make It To The Poll?
1. North Kennedy Tract
North Kennedy Tract is on the first poll of one of the worst places in Oakland. With a lofty median home value of $263,100, and a median income of dismal $28,664. The unemployment rate here is a depressing 10.4% and the crime is really prevalent, with most of the people here busy scraping together enough to put food in their mouth that even the possibility of buying their own home is only a luxury.
A record says that Eastmount is on the second poll of one of the worst places in Oakland. Eastmount has a violent crime rate of 692% higher than the national average and a property crime rate of 391% higher than the average. Going here will get you a 1 in 8 chance of becoming a victim of crime.
Richmond is in the third poll of one of the worst places in Oakland. With its median income being the 3rd worse in the entire Oakland area, its crime rate is bad enough to let you stay in bed inside your house. Data has it that the property market has been stagnant for years with feint hope of a recovery, with the poverty level higher than the employment rate.
4. Acorn-Acorn Industrial
Fourth in the poll of one of the worst places in Oakland is Acorn-Acorn Industrial. This place has a 497% crime rate higher than the national average with a violent crime rate of 690% higher than average. Despite the fact that the crime rate in other places is taming, this place’s crime rate is just increasing by 15% each year. Do not be a superhero, you cannot beat the 1 in 7 chance of becoming a victim of crime.
Here, we have Coliseum on the fifth poll of one of the worst places in Oakland. With a median home price of just $210,667 and a median income of $23,000, maybe it’s worth considering again. This city is poor and has a high crime rate, so perhaps, this should be one place that you should not dare to live in.