11 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States

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8) Oakland, CA

The Bay Area city of Oakland had 6,059 violent crimes in 2016, and there were 14 crimes per 1,000 residents. Tourists in Oakland often spend time in Lake Merritt Park, which offers a great lakeside walking path. They’ll also often check out the beautiful Oakland Rose Garden and Oakland Museum of California. If you decide to visit Oakland, you’ll want to avoid spending time in the neighborhood around Oakland Airport. AreaVibes gave this area an ‘F’ for their crime ranking, and they gave it a ‘Barely Livable’ 49 for its Livability ranking. They also say that in this area you have a 1 in 9 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. You’ll also want to avoid the Prescott neighborhood. This neighborhood has a 46 Livability ranking, and their crime rate is 36% higher than the rest of Oakland.

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