3) Prescott, Oakland
Oakland is full of attractions that entice visitors, including the Oakland Museum of California, the Morcom Rose Garden, Lake Merritt Park, and much more. However, there are some neighborhoods you’ll want to avoid when you’re in Oakland, including Prescott. This neighborhood is ranked 119th in Oakland on AreaVibes, and its crime rate is 36% higher than the rest of Oakland. Annually, there are 9,583 crimes per 100,000 people, and 1,935 of these crimes are violent crimes. For comparison the annual crime rate for the rest of Oakland is 7,061 crimes per 100,000 people, and 1,426 of those are violent crimes. Prescott’s Livability score is 43, much lower than Oakland’s overall score of 53. If you’re thinking of spending some time in Oakland, be sure to skip this city’s Prescott neighborhood.
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