Oakland Police Dept. Community Incident Map
Oakland is too often maligned for its high crime, when, in fact, it has much less crime than many other cities.
I stay informed about what is happening in the area by using the Oakland Police Department’s “CrimeView Community Incident Map.” This is a really cool web site that allows anyone to search for various reported crimes by distance from a specific address.
For example, I just did a search of burglaries within one-quarter mile of our home. There were none in the past 14 days and one in the past 30. The map gives not only the exact location, but also details of the crime. It is useful for both existing residents and those planning to purchase or rent to have a picture of the relative safety of a particular neighborhood.
Click HERE to access the crime map.